In this video, GT-R NISMO Chief Vehicle Engineer Noboru Kaneko details for Chief Product Planning Officer and Executive Vice President Andy Palmer the genesis and testing that went into the creation and production of Nissan’s latest hallmark of performance, innovation and excitement.
Evolution never stops for the Nissan GT-R. Nissan’s iconic sports car brings a refreshed vision of "innovation that excites" with the introduction of the 2015 (in the U.S.) model offering a new level of sophistication, yet with no compromise in performance.
Records fall and dreams come true with the debut of the Nissan GT-R NISMO. This race-oriented model delivers “factory tuned” supercar dynamics with revolutionary enhanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling. The Nissan GT-R is already established as one of the best performing supercars in the automotive sphere, and now Nissan has drawn on decades of racing experience gathered by NISMO, the brand’s motorsport specialists, to develop the ultimate Nissan GT-R.
Demonstrating Nissan’s commitment to the constant refinement and improvement of its iconic performance flagship, the newly upgraded Nissan GT-R has lapped the fearsome Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany in just 7 minutes 8.679 seconds.
On a stage, under lights and before the flash of cameras, the new Nissan GT-R NISMO bows on the eve of the Tokyo International Motor Show. But it was on a damp Monday afternoon in September that the car set out to make its mark at the most challenging and renowned racing circuit in the world – the Nürburgring.
Following a banner 2013 model year that saw the introduction of all-new generations of the Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra and Nissan Pathfinder, the parade of innovative all-new designs continues for 2014. Leading the way is the stylish entry-level Nissan Versa Note hatchback and the right-sized Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo commercial van (on sale now) with more to come. Here is a top-line overview of the changes, followed by more complete “Fast Facts” product information.