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Revealed: Nissan GT-R NISMO

November 19, 2013

- Nissan GT-R NISMO Joins 2015 Nissan GT-R -

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

    --  World premiere of race-inspired version of Nissan's legendary GT-R
    --  600hp (447kw) for blistering performance
    --  Advanced aerodynamics generating additional 100kg of downforce at
        300km/h (186mph) for exceptional road-holding

Records fall and dreams come true with the debut of the Nissan GT-R NISMO. This race-oriented model delivers “factory tuned” supercar dynamics with revolutionary enhanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling. The Nissan GT-R is already established as one of the best performing supercars in the automotive sphere, and now Nissan has drawn on decades of racing experience gathered by NISMO, the brand’s motorsport specialists, to develop the ultimate Nissan GT-R.

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The Nissan GT-R NISMO features exclusive styling that embraces the longstanding racing philosophy of form following function. It has numerous motorsports-inspired technologies to enhance the car’s performance through optimized aerodynamics, suspension and powertrain, creating a well-balanced machine that is at home on both the road and track.

The Nissan GT-R NISMO will be available in Japan in late February 2014, U.S. and Europe later in 2014.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says this is the fastest Nissan GT-R ever. “With a 7:08.679 lap time, we can authoritatively say that the Nissan GT-R NISMO* holds the volume production car lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschliefe, which is the gold standard of high performance achievement.”

Nissan GT-R NISMO Overview – Flagship of the NISMO lineup

1. Mechanical Features

Nissan GT-R NISMO employs innovation, uncompromising engineering and motorsports-inspired technologies to achieve new levels of power, speed and handling.

Engine

    --  Under the hood, the 3.8-liter V6 VR38DETT engine benefits from the
        know-how that NISMO has gained from participating in such events as the
        world-renowned Nurburgring 24 hour race. Engine power has risen and is
        now rated at 600hp (447kw) and 481 lb ft (652 Nm) of torque.
    --  New high-flow, large diameter turbochargers, which are used for GT3
        racing, improve breathing, while optimized individual ignition timing
        control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump improve combustion.

Chassis

    --  The suspension set-up is inspired by that of the NISMO racing GT-R and
        tuned for stunning agility, road-holding and handling finesse, without
        compromising refinement.
    --  The springs and custom-developed Bilstein DampTronic dampers in the
        front and rear suspension are specially tuned to deliver exceptional
        grip levels and progressive handling response at the limit. Three
        suspension modes can be selected: Comfort, Normal and R, for circuit
        applications.
    --  Exclusive NISMO tires - developed by Dunlop - exhibit outstanding grip
        and handling characteristics. Front: 255/40 ZRF20; rear 285/35 ZRF20.
    --  Specially developed links fitted to the front double wishbone suspension
        increase castor trail to optimize wheel position during high-G cornering
        and improve straight-line and cornering stability. Additionally, large
        high-rigidity bolts are used to increase stiffness of the wheel-hub
        attachment area.
    --  To minimize body-roll during cornering and changes of direction, the
        Nissan GT-R NISMO features a 17.3 mm hollow rear anti-roll bar, which
        raises roll stiffness while reducing weight.

Body construction

    --  Increased rigidity in the body shell is achieved using adhesive bonding
        in addition to spot welding leading to precise suspension response under
        extreme load, the NISMO "factory tuned" enhancement.

2. Exterior design – Exclusive styling with improved aerodynamics

    --  Using the latest Computational Fluid Dynamic simulation techniques to
        analyze airflow, NISMO has developed an aero package that improves
        road-holding, minimizes the negative impact of drag, while giving the
        car a menacing and muscular appearance.
    --  Together, the front bumper, engine undercover strake and carbon rear
        spoiler increase downforce, lowering the center of gravity and
        generating an additional 100kg (at 300km/h) compared to the freshly
        updated 2014 GT-R model. The car's aerodynamic characteristics are tuned
        to ensure the downforce is equally spread front to rear at all speeds
        for progressive handling characteristics. A widened front bumper
        configuration and elongated yet tapered rear bumper design keep the drag
        to Cd 0.26, same with that of 2014 Nissan GT-R.
    --  The Nissan GT-R NISMO will be available in five body colors: Brilliant
        White Pearl, Meteor Flake Pearl Black, Ultimate Metallic Silver and
        Vibrant Red. And unique to the GT-R NISMO model, a Dark Matte Grey
        accentuates the car's imposing exterior muscularity.
    --  The GT-R NISMO's black 6-spoke wheels are inspired by Nissan's legendary
        GT500 race car.

3. Interior

    --  The Nissan GT-R NISMO cockpit inspires driver confidence through both
        its craftsmanship and optimized driving position.
    --  Ergonomically sculpted carbon-fiber-backed reclining RECARO(®) seats
        (Europe/Japan) comfortably, yet firmly, support the driver and
        front-seat passenger.
    --  NISMO racers influenced the design of the steering wheel which is
        dressed in Alcantara(®), with three spokes, red center mark and red
        stitching to give the best combination of grip, feedback and comfort.
    --  The combi meter has carbon-like finish, and tachometer features a red
        design. The meter hood is also dressed with Alcantara(®).
    --  Interior trim features include discreet red stitching on the seats,
        center console, door trim and steering wheel.

About NISMO

    --  NISMO, a short form of "Nissan Motorsports," is the performance brand
        for Nissan, and is one of the company's purveyors of "innovation that
        excites."
    --  NISMO offers products featuring innovative technology and high
        performance to a wide range of customers for street use. NISMO cars
        provide an exciting driving experience with motorsports-inspired
        aerodynamics and styling, enhanced handling characteristics and
        unmatched agility.
    --  In the motorsports world, NISMO competes in the highest forms of GT and
        sports car racing, such as Japan's Super GT Series and the World
        Endurance Championships (WEC), as well as providing engines to teams
        that compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the European Le Mans Series
        (ELMS). The Nissan GT-R captured the Super GT championship in 2011 and
        2012.

* Nissan GT-R NISMO with track options

* Autech Japan is responsible for the planning and production of Nissan GT-R NISMO, which requires vehicle registration in person.

For further information on Nissan GT-R NISMO

NissanNews.com

About Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with approximately 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/

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