SPE News: 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo

  * Pictures and write up shown by courtesy of GT-R Life *   Yokohama, Japan; Records fall and dreams come true with the debut of the Nissan GT-R Nismo. 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 brands motorsport specialists, to develop the ultimate Nissan GT-R. 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.

* Pictures and write up shown by courtesy of GT-R Life *

Yokohama, Japan; Records fall and dreams come true with the debut of the Nissan GT-R Nismo. 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 brands motorsport specialists, to develop the ultimate Nissan GT-R. 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.

 • The GT-R Nismo’s black 6 spoke wheels are inspired by Nissan’s legendary GT500 race car.

• The GT-R Nismo’s black 6 spoke wheels are inspired by Nissan’s legendary GT500 race car.

 • 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 customer 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. • 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 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 customer 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.
• Increased rigidity in the body shell is achieved using adhesive bonding in addition to spot welding leading to precise suspension response under extreme load.

 • 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. • 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 cars imposing exterior muscularity.

• 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.
• 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 cars imposing exterior muscularity.

 • 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 cars 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.

• 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 cars 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 cockpit inspires driver confidence through both its craftsmanship and optimized driving position. • Interior trim features include discreet red stitching on the seats, center console, door trim and steering wheel.

• The Nissan GT-R Nismo cockpit inspires driver confidence through both its craftsmanship and optimized driving position.
• Interior trim features include discreet red stitching on the seats, center console, door trim and steering wheel.

 • The combi meter has carbon-like finish, and tachometer features a red design. The meter hood is also dressed with Alcantara.

• The combi meter has carbon-like finish, and tachometer features a red design. The meter hood is also dressed with Alcantara.

 • 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.

• 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.

 • Ergonomically sculpted carbon fiber backed reclining Recaro seats (Europe/Japan) comfortably, yet firmly, support the driver and front seat passenger.

• Ergonomically sculpted carbon fiber backed reclining Recaro seats (Europe/Japan) comfortably, yet firmly, support the driver and front seat passenger.

 • 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 (652Nm) 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.

• 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 (652Nm) 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.

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