High Performance GT-R Nismo Confirmed by Nissan
Nissan have confirmed that Nismo are to work there magic again, this time on the GT-R, creating a flagship of a new range of performance models.
The announcement from Nissan today has confirmed that Nismo, its dedicated global performance arm is developing a new, higher-powered road version of the iconic Nissan GT-R.
This will be the third Nismo-badged model to emerge from Nissan’s performance-orientated brand. This is a strategy to add a range of exciting innovative performance models across Nissan’s range.
The Nismo global headquarters near Yokohama, Japan was officially opened today, they have already had huge experience’s in preparing and developing the Nissan GT-R for the racetrack. This expertise will go into creating the flagship GT-R Nismo.
Carlos Ghosn Nissan’s CEO commented “It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R. 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.”
The GT-R is already a legend to many gamers of Sony’s Gran Turismo driving simulation series and to motorsport fans, with the Skyline enjoying success on the race track since 1969, its no wonder the GT-R has achieved cult status.
The Nismo team has intimate knowledge of the GT-R from there involvement in racing and is a good precursor to the development of the new Nismo road car which will be based on the 2013 GT-R.
Shoichi Miyatani, president of Nismo said “We know that enthusiasts around the world will be itching to know more about the forthcoming GT-R Nismo. It’s too preliminary 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.”
Already in development, the vehicle’s overall performance has been dramatically increased, high-speed stability improved and ride quality vastly more refined.
The new GT-R Nismo will sit at the top of the new Nissan Nismo range of performance vehicles and will be available alongside the standard model in Nissan’s specialised GT-R Dealerships in 2014.
The performance figures, technical specifications will be released closer to the launch.