The new Nissan GT-R Nismo, powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 producing 591hp and 652Nm of torque, will make its way to Europe later in 2014.
The GT-R Nismo uses new high-flow large diameter turbochargers taken from GT3 racing, plus optimised air induction, revised ignition timing control systems and an upgraded fuel pump to deliver its near 50hp power improvement over the standard GT-R.
Performance figures haven’t been released yet but are expected to show a 0-62mph in the order of 2.5 seconds. However, Nissan did claim that the GT-R Nismo’s 7:08.679 lap time currently makes it the fastest volume production car at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe.
The chassis has been tuned with custom-developed Bilstein DampTronic dampers, with a choice of three modes: Comfort, Normal and R.
Changes have also been made to the double wishbone suspension to maintain stability during cornering, while a hollow rear anti-roll bar increases roll stiffness.
The body itself is now manufactured with adhesive bonding in addition to spot welding to maintain suspension response under load.
Externally, the front bumper, engine undertray and carbon rear spoiler act together to create an additional 100kg of downforce
Five paint colours will be available: Brilliant White Pearl, Meteor Flake Pearl Black, Ultimate Silver, Vibrant Red and, unique for the GT-R Nismo, Dark Matte Grey.
The black six-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels are said to be inspired by Nissan’s GT500 race car.
In the cabin, carbon fibre-backed Recaro seats join the Alcantara steering wheel, carbon-effect instrument cluster finish and red stitching to add an extra race influence to the ambience.
Prices haven’t been announced, but are expected to be north of £100,000.