The ultimate GT-R is due this November and the new Porsche 911 GT3 has been put on notice.
If you thought the current Nissan GT-R was downright bonkers, then the folks at Nissan's Nismo performance division will soon be offering something even more insane. We've known for some time that a Nismo GT-R was in the works, scheduled to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in November. Now we understand it will be the fastest GT-R ever made. How fast exactly? A new report is claiming that the Nismo GT-R will lap the Nurburgring in less than 7 minutes 18 seconds.
That's faster than the current GT-R and even faster than the new Porsche 911 GT3, which laps the Ring in 7 minutes and 22 seconds. But just to give you an idea as to how powerful this thing will be, sources state the Nismo GT-R will produce "more than 570 horsepower". The so-called standard GT-R has an output of 545 hp. Expect to also see some aero and downforce related changes to the car's exterior. What we can be sure of is that the Nismo GT-R "will be the ultimate GT-R to come out of the factory", and we'll hopefully have further details throughout the summer.
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