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Nismo road car will be higher performance version of Nissan's iconic
flagship sports car - the GT-R Nismo - to join Juke Nismo and 370Z NismoExtensive experience with GT-R race cars will inspire Nismo to create the ultimate GT-R for the road YOKOHAMA, Japan (Feb. 26, 2013) - Nismo is about 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 motorsport 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-orientated brand as part of a strategy to add a range of
exciting, innovative performance models across the Nissan range. Nismo,
whose new global headquarters near Yokohama, Japan was officially
opened today, already has huge 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 CEO, 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 gamers around the world thanks to Sony's Gran Turismo®
driving simulation series and to motorsport fans with the Skyline
enjoying success on track 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 which will be based on the 2013 GT-R. "We
know that enthusiasts around the world will be itching to know more
about the forthcoming GT-R Nismo," said Shoichi Miyatani, president of
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." The
standard 2013 Nissan GT-R has just 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. For further information, media material and your regional media contacts, visit: www.nissan-live.com/nismoglobal
 

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Have a Colleage who has A gtr
Awesome bit of kit and is a genuine supercharge slayer
When they first came out at 54k they werea bargain 3/4 years ago
They still are every petrol heads ultimate car to own

I've never been in such a fast car
Noise and acceratration is out of this world
 

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You lucky thing LH! I'm envious.I've always been a fan of Nissans Skyline GTRs, right back to the R32, 33, & 34, but the "GT-R" is the ultimate car in my books - been waiting for a Nismo version. Always my favourite in GT5 and Forza 4 racing games.I keep meaning to book some laps on a race track in a GT-R. Several places online do them.Yes they were a bargain at around 50K, but as you say they have gone up rapidly to well over 70K for the basic model now so even if I had been saving up, one would always be out of reach (unless I took up a 2nd mortgage on one!) You could argue they are still a bargain as far as bang for the buck compared to other supercars obviously.
 

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i ve had the pleasure of a spin in a GTR I declined the chance to drive it as it was a public road and not having driven one before I didnt feel I could do it justice so i left it to the person I was with awesome tool. Mind you I wouldnt want to pick up the service bill for it. The person I was with said the gearbox oil change costs about £600
 

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Blimey everyone's had a go in one except me Yes running costs are a constant money pit with supercars, just being able to afford to buy one isn't enough is it, you'd want to keep it in perfect running condition. Plus I'd be scared to park it anywhere even with the most expensive security installed! So I guess on balance just having a go in someone elses is a good compromise. And I'll be looking forward to driving the Nismo GT-R in Forza 5
 

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yes, so awesome I struggle to think how they can improve it for the Nismo version, apart from making it a racing homologation special again? I mean putting the words Nismo and GT-R together it has to be pretty special.
 
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