Nissan GT-R Nismo leaked, 595 HP and 7:08 'Ring time

Nissan GT-R Nismo
Nissan GT-R Nismo

480 lb-ft of torque

The first official images and details about the Nissan GT-R Nismo have hit the web, prior to the car's full reveal set for tomorrow.

The Nismo-tuned GT-R makes use of an uprated twin-turbo V6 3.8-liter engine which now develops 595 HP (438 kW) and 480 lb-ft (650 Nm), up from the previous 545 HP (401 kW) and 463 lb-ft (627 Nm) of torque. The increased output was possible after revising the intake and exhaust systems, as well as by installing bigger turbochargers derived from the GT3-spec model and modifying the ignition timing. Nissan mentions it would have been possible to squeeze additional power from the engine but at the risk of damaging the gearbox.

The Nissan GT-R Nismo sits on 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 255/40RF-20 run-flat Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST tires which provide more grip than before. The vehicle will be available with an optional track package which was capable of lapping the Nürburgring in 7:08.69 at the end of September when it was driven by Michael Krumm, an ex FIA GT1 champion.

This optional kit will encompass several carbon fiber body parts, along with a front splitter and a massive rear spoiler. Those carbon fiber bits and pieces will shave off a significant 143 lbs (64.8 kg) from the car's curb weight. In addition, the package will also encompass various chassis tweaks, manually-adjustable Öhlins shocks and different springs with a lighter rate.

Pricing details have not been disclosed but Nissan mentions the GT-R Nismo with the optional track package will cost less than 200,000 USD (about 148,000 EUR / 124,000 GBP).

Check back tomorrow for more official photos and full details.

Published Nov 18th, 2013 1:29pm By Adrian Padeanu
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NelisvanWieren NelisvanWieren
ohboy ohboy ohboy ohboy
Nov 19th, 2013 5:54am
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Garais877 Garais877
looks Nissan is so upset with ring time that they have forgot to make reliable cars and now has to deal with 900'000 car recall :( P.S. @catchmyshadow you absolutely right there...
Nov 19th, 2013 12:41am
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dr-210tm dr-210tm
Yes, that must be the reason why. Such swift logic you have.
Nov 21st, 2013 11:52am
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ScottCampbell ScottCampbell
This car is outstanding engineering. It must cost twice the amount of money to manufacture this vs what the selling price is. This car is able to make all its horsepower get to the ground as nothing is wasted. I would love to have this in my stable.
Nov 18th, 2013 7:42pm
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LorneJan LorneJan
Please this is called "worldcarfans" this car is a work of art, don't like the design then find it in yourself to respect it. Personally i don't think it looks that bad and the engineering put into this car is unbelievable.
Nov 18th, 2013 6:10pm
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catchmyshadow catchmyshadow
so far non of the factory claimed Ring Times have turned out to be true. No matter if it was Porsche, Nissan, Chevy, Lexus or whatever. i only trust sportauto`s times cause they are independent and with the same driver: 1. Gumpert Apollo Sport mit Sportreifen 7.24 min › 11/2009 2. Porsche 911 GT2 RS mit Sportreifen 7.24 min › 11/2010 3. Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 mit Sportreifen 7 7.25 min › 8/2012 4. McLaren MP4-12C mit Sportreifen 7.28 min › 11/2011 5. Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 mit Sportreifen 7.30 min › 8/2011 6. Porsche Carrera GT 7.32 min › 1/2004 7. Pagani Zonda F 7.33 min › 5/2006 8. Porsche 911 GT2 mit Sportreifen 7.33 min › 11/2007 9. Porsche 911 GT3 RS mit Sportreifen 7.33 min › 5/2010 10. Koenigsegg CCR 7.34 min › 3/2006 11. Audi R8 GT mit Sportreifen 7.34 min min › 12/2010 12. Lexus LFA mit Sportreifen 7.34 min min › 2/2012 13. Ruf Rt12 mit Sportreifen 7.35 min min › 2/2008 14. Nissan GT-R 7.36 min › 5/2011 15. Corvette ZR1 7.38 min › 10/2009
Nov 18th, 2013 3:48pm
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dsc_off0 dsc_off0
I kinda agree and disagree at the same time. Sport Auto gets a stock car from a factory pool, tests the car and give it back. If that day (make it a week, even), the weather isn't great, the track is cold, the atmospheric pressure is low, or if the car has been abused before, that lap time won't be ideal. OEM lap times, it's a different story. They have engineers, they have pro drivers (Sebastien Buemi set that lap time in the GT-R) and they'll keep going as long as they think there is room for improvement. Sport Auto lap times are more "Real world" but that doesn't make OEM lap times untrue.
Nov 18th, 2013 7:43pm
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RaulLeal RaulLeal
what is the point of achieving such greatness, if we will hate looking at the car? i'm sory but no matter the time he made, at the end of the day it still ugly...and by the ways, greats chrono doesn't necessary means great fun!
Nov 18th, 2013 3:10pm
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
Indeed. Burning rubber and powersliding through turns is fun, with an SLS, GT500, E63 AMG, Camaro or anything along those lines.
Nov 18th, 2013 3:52pm
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tomi.ro tomi.ro
do you hate looking at the car?! hate?! do you know what that feeling means and how it's translated into real life. If you hate looking at something i suggest instant specialist medication..If you just don't like the design i must wonder about your tastes and what little value they have.
Nov 18th, 2013 5:57pm
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benzboy benzboy
Dude, its an ugly desigh/car. And no amount of medications or psycho-babble is going to change that.
Nov 18th, 2013 7:02pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
I'll take looks of GTR over LaFerrari (aka LaFugly) and P1 McLaren anyday. There, I said it.
Nov 19th, 2013 5:52am
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dr-210tm dr-210tm
Beauty is subjective. You imply you have never driven a GTR, therefore your opinion is completely moot.
Nov 21st, 2013 11:57am
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So what was the number 1 subliminal message from last week's images?
Nov 18th, 2013 3:07pm
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tomi.ro tomi.ro
good question. we await for the official explanation :D
Nov 18th, 2013 6:50pm
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Cale24 Cale24
7:08 is insane. Truly amazing bit of engineering...
Nov 18th, 2013 2:01pm
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alihijazi alihijazi
performance figures are awesome especially when we talk about a 3.8L engine but I personally hate the car because it's too big and fat
Nov 18th, 2013 1:36pm
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16000rpm 16000rpm
"Too Big and Fat". A EWB Rolls Royce Phantom or a 6x6 G63 AMG is too big, and a Humvee is too fat, not a GT-R.
Nov 18th, 2013 1:50pm
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alihijazi alihijazi
you are comparing GTR to other categories of cars; Phantom is a luxury car, G63 is an off roader, humvee is military vehicle
Nov 18th, 2013 2:06pm
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16000rpm 16000rpm
Exactly my point. With a supercar status, the GT-R isn't too large for the category.
Nov 18th, 2013 2:15pm
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Too big and fat it is not. Despite its greatness it simply lacks design, finesse and desirability.
Nov 18th, 2013 3:06pm
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djandyz djandyz
Perhaps you didn't know that the "GT" from "GTR" stands for "Grand Touring". Seats 4 with a boot big enough for 2 golf bags, yet goes faster than many purpose-built exotics. That was the idea for the GTR.
Nov 18th, 2013 5:43pm
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tomi.ro tomi.ro
It is heavy, yes; the AWD system will do that to a car, and this is an extreme AWD system, so more stuff to weigh it down. Now take into account that heavy weight is pushed trough the air like a bat out of hell. What do you reckon?! The engineering behind this car is at the highest levels available commercially, but with a fraction of the price. There are newcomer brands with so called exotic cars priced over 2 million usd that are unable to match the first GT-R35
Nov 18th, 2013 6:56pm
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benzboy benzboy
I totally get what your saying and I understand that this car is amazing. I would never consider buying one for the simple reason, I would never use the car for what its intended to do. That being said, as amazing as this car is with its technology. Its still a pig with lipstick visually. I mean no offense to you personally
Nov 18th, 2013 7:32pm
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