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Nissan GT-R Nismo readies itself for Geneva debut

Nissan’s Nurburgring-conquering GT-R will debut on March 4th.

Nissan has given us more juicy details and images to sink our teeth ahead of the Nissan GT-R Nismo’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4th. Be afraid, be very afraid.

As already confirmed the Nissan GT-R Nismo can lap the Nurburgring in 7:08:679, making it the ‘volume production car’ lap record holder. To put how fast that is into perspective, the more expensive 903bhp McLaren P1 manages a lap in less than seven minutes, while the 875bhp Porsche 918 can manage 6:57.

Part of the Nissan’s ability comes from a combination of extensive testing in Europe and a tuned-up 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 that generates 591bhp (49bhp more than the standard GT-R) and 481lb/ft (652Nm) of torque. Part of the power hike, Nissan explained, is down to bigger turbochargers usually reserved for GT3 racing.

Although performance figures are still unknown, you can be assured it will hit 0 to 62mph in less than four seconds and the top speed will be north of 200mph.

Nissan says ‘advanced aerodynamics’ give the GT-R Nismo 100kg of downforce at 186mph, keeping it glued to the track, while four-wheel-drive provides oodles of traction in the bends. Tyres specially designed by Dunlop further improve grip.

Five paintjobs will be available: Brilliant White Pearl, Meteor Flake Pearl, Black, Ultimate Metallic Silver and Vibrant Red. A dark matte grey unique to the Nismo model provides a bit of contrast. Rounding it all off are black 6-spoke alloys inspired by the GT-R race car.

There’s still no word on a UK price ─ we’ll keep you posted. Until then, feast your eyes on images of the fastest production Nissan ever or check out its successor, which allegedly will do 0 to 60mph in 2 seconds.

Nissan GT-R Nismo images

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