Nissan set to build even faster GT-R, badged 'Nismo'


Think the standard GT-R – or indeed the even faster 'Track Pack' edition – wasn't quite quick enough? Good news! Nissan has announced today that Nismo, its dedicated global performance road car and motorsport arm, will be developing an even faster version.

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.

The GT-R Nismo follows on from the 370Z Nismo and the recently launched Juke 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 standard 2013 Nissan GT-R has just received a host of upgrades based on the company's exploits 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 specialised GT-R dealerships next year.

Technical specifications and performance figures will be released closer to launch.