2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo

Posted on 03 December 2013 by Tony Santos

Nissan GT-R Nismo

Nissan may not have a lot of experience in supercars, but the unveiling of 2014 GT-R Nismo at the LA Autoshow 2013 has certainly put a lot of attention on the Japanses automaker. With a twin-turbo V6 VR38DETT under its sleek bonnet with a larger diameter compared to those used by the GT3 models for racing, the GT-R Nismo delivers an astounding 0-62 mph in just 2.4 seconds. That’s about 600 bhp and 481 lb ft of torque of acceleration – certainly faster than most anything on the road today, including Ferarri’s 458 Speciale and 911 Turbo.

Nissan has based the Nismo on the 2015 GT-R (taking its bigger turbos for its power), and is one of main reasons it blasts like any track machine. However, it is still perfectly capable of driving on the road, a balancing act difficult to achieve especially for an automaker, which as we have mentioned, doesn’t have a lot of experience with developing supercars.

The German racer Michael Krumm drove the Nismo around the Nurburgring Nordschleife and delivered an exceptional 7 minutes 10. According to Nissa, it’s the fastest ever for a volume production car.

Nismo is able to deliver such speeds too because of its sleek, curved design which ensures improved aerodynamics. Its rigid body shell comes courtesy of adding adhesive bonding to the spot welding, and features a redesigned carbon front bumper. The carbon rear spoiler is also mounted on the boot for additional downforce and to lower the center of gravity, while the engine is covered underneath, allowing this supercar its super speeds, and yet still proving exceptional stability around corners. This stability comes courtesy too, of its double-wishbone suspension system providing extra stiffness while reducing road noise and harshness.

Around the GT-R Nimo’s 20-inch allow wheels are Bespoke Dunlop tyres. Nissan has also revealed the supercar comes with stiffer springs and tuned with Bilstein DampTronic dampers for high grip levels and progressive handling response. Rumor has it Nissan’s partnership with Wiliams Advanced Engineering is set to feature an optional track package.

The interiors also deliver a knock-out that compliments the car’s hardcore outside look, and performance. Ergonicm RECARO seats, and an interactive system furnishes the Nimo’s interiors. The interactive system will provide drivers digital data on the car’s performance thanks to an advanced telemetry system. Nismo’s steering wheel is wrapped in light-weight Alcantara, a similar finish to its gauge cluster. Red contrast titching details accentuate the steering wheel, seats, and door trim.

Although the NIsmo GT-R unveiled at LA Autoshow was a production model, Nissan said the car is due on sale on September 2014, with a hefty six-figure price tag.

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