The 2016 GT-R NISMO once again sets the performance standard for legendary Nissan Supercar with 600 horsepower and Nürburgring-developed suspension.
Available in very limited numbers in North America, the 600-horsepower GT-R NISMO joins the established 2016 GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition vehicles in the GT-R lineup. The GT-R NISMO model itself was inspired by a NISMO-prepped GT-R racecar that competed successfully at the 2012 Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race in near- production form. And, as proof of concept, in late October 2013, a “time attack” GT-R NISMO was driven to a new volume production car and Nissan GT-R Nürburgring record of 7 minutes, 8.679 seconds around the famed road course.
NISMO, Nissan’s motorsports and performance group, continues to burnish its legendary reputation. On the track, the new Nissan GT-R LM NISMO P1 car – the ultimate expression of GT-R – is going against the world’s best in global endurance racing. On the street, the 2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO continues to hold court as the most potent production vehicle in Nissan history. Practically a race car in street clothing, the GT-R NISMO was designed to explore the upper limits of performance.
Not surprisingly then, the GT-R NISMO places a strong emphasis on the “R” – as in racing – of the GT-R name. A quick glance at the GT-R NISMO specs shows how:
-An additional 55 horsepower and 18 lb-ft of torque (versus standard GT-R models)
-A NISMO-tuned suspension with reduced weight and additional roll stiffness
-The addition of adhesive bonding (in addition to spot welding) for increased body shell rigidity
-NISMO-tuned aerodynamic exterior elements designed to increase downforce, including carbon fiber trunklid and spoiler, carbon fiber front and rear bumpers and lower front undercover
-Ergonomically sculpted Recaro front bucket seats
-NISMO racing-style Alcantara-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel with red center mark, designed to provide the best combination of feedback, grip and comfort