The Nissan GT-R Nismo – The Fastest And Most Powerful Version Of The Nissan GT-R (Part 2)

9/20/2014 8:48:05 PM

The GT-R Nismo is the fourth model to join the Nismo line-up, after the 370Z, the Juke and the not-for-UK March Nismo. Aside from the ultra-rare R390, it is the fastest and most expensive Nissan road car ever and pushes the performance of the GT-R clean through the stratosphere. Interestingly, Tamuri says that he 'doesn't care about the lap time' and goes on to clarify that the Ring is important to his team as a test track and data-gathering exercise. 'The lap time is for the marketing people...' he admits.

It's possible to monitor every aspect of the Nissan GT-R Nismo's performance

It's possible to monitor every aspect of the Nissan GT-R Nismo's performance

With 591bhp and 481lb ft, the Nismo's twin-turbocharged engine delivers 49bhp and 15lb ft more than the standard road car's. The swept volume of the V6 engine remains the same at 3,799cc but the turbos used on the GT3-spec race car have been fitted. A new injector circuit and a reprogrammed ECU cope with the revised ignition demands, while a new high-pressure tank manages the flow of coolant on particularly demanding roads and tracks such as the Nordschleife. On the breathing side, both the intake and exhaust systems are unmodified.

Aerodynamically, the Nismo is significantly revised, more so than tile engine. Engineered by the same aerodynamicist in charge of the Super GT racer, an extra 100kg of downforce is applied at 186mph. The majority of this downforce is generated by a wing built into the lower section of the new carbonfibre front bumper, while the overall downforce effect is balanced by a new, taller carbonfibre wing at tile rear. This rear spoiler deserves special mention for its lovely knuckleduster grooves on the trailing edge that you can't help but caress with your fingers.

The prodigious power is transferred via a six-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox

The prodigious power is transferred via a six-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox

The front and rear bumpers are wider and more sharply profiled on both sides in order to reduce drag and clean up the airflow around the base of the car. Both are 20 per cent lighter than those on the standard car. The wheels are beautifully simplistic six-spoke 20in forged aluminium rims from Rays Engineering, with the front Dunlop tyres 10mm wider than those on the standard GT-R. Correspondingly, the front wings are 10mm wider. The only other points to note is that the Nismo's body is bonded along the sills and the rear suspension pick-up points, increasing rigidity by eight per cent. Nissan claims only it can introduce body stiffening in this manner: a thinly veiled comment at GT-R tuners perhaps?

The Nissan GT-R Nismo's Recaro seats are carbonfibre-backed

The Nissan GT-R Nismo's Recaro seats are carbonfibre-backed

Interestingly, Tamura is at pains to point out that the boot is made from carbon, not so much for its weight-saving properties (it's only 1.5kg lighter than the standard steel boot), but to create a stiffer platform to cope with the added downforce created by the rear wing. Indeed, Tamura doesn't dwell for too long on weight issues, perhaps because at 1,720kg the Nismo is only 20kg lighter than the standard car. Or perhaps because, as he suggested to me later, there's little more that can be done without making it unbearably harsh and noisy on the road.


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