Nissan Confirms New, Higher-Performance GT-R NISMO Model

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  • Extensive experience with GT-R race cars will inspire NISMO to create the ultimate GT-R for the road

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YOKOHAMA, Japan – NISMO is planning to work its magic on the famed Nissan GT-R as the flagship of a new range of performance models. 

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd announced today that NISMO, its dedicated global performance road car and motorsports arm, is developing a new, higher-powered road version of the iconic Nissan GT-R.

The GT-R NISMO will be the third NISMO-badged model to emerge from Nissan's performance-oriented brand as part of a strategy to add a range of exciting, innovative performance models across the Nissan range.

NISMO, with a new global headquarters near Yokohama, Japan officially opening today, already has deep experience in developing and preparing the Nissan GT-R for the racetrack. That expertise will go into creating GT-R NISMO.

"It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of NISMO road cars without including the GT-R," said Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn. "The standard road car is a global supercar and the GT-R's performance on track reflects the passion and talents of the NISMO team. The GT-R NISMO will be special and I can't wait to drive it."

Already a legendary name to millions of video gamers and motorsports fans around the world thanks to Sony's Gran Turismo® video racing series and Skyline's on-track success since 1969, it's no wonder that, together with acclaim for its road-going versions from leading automotive publications, the GT-R has achieved cult status.

The NISMO team's intimate knowledge comes from their involvement in racing the GT-R and is a good precursor to the development of the new NISMO road car.

"We know that enthusiasts around the world will be itching to know more about the forthcoming GT-R NISMO," said NISMO President Shoichi Miyatani. "It's too early to share any details yet, but fans can be certain we'll be applying all of our motorsport expertise to creating a GT-R NISMO worthy of the name."

The current production 2014 model year Nissan GT-R has received evolutionary design and engineering enhancements based around feedback from competing in last year's 24-Hours Nürburgring, and its success in Super GT and Global GT series.  

As a result, the vehicle's overall performance has been dramatically increased, high-speed stability improved and ride quality vastly more refined.

In development now, the new GT-R NISMO will sit at the top of the new Nissan NISMO range of performance vehicles, and be available alongside the standard model in Nissan's specialized GT-R dealerships next year.

Technical specifications and performance figures will be released closer to launch.

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For more information, contact:
Dan Passe
Product Communications, Nissan North America
615-725-5264
dan.passe@nissan-usa.com

Steve Yaeger
Technology and Motorsports Communications, Nissan North America
615-725-4443
steve.yaeger@nissan-usa.com

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