Nissan Prepping GT-R Nismo For New Ring Record

Nurburgring

And there's nothing anyone can do to stop it.

Nissan will supposedly be unveiling the ultimate Godzilla, the GT-R Nismo, at the Tokyo Motor Show next month. We’ve seen spy shots of it caught testing in Europe in recent weeks, and sources claim it’ll be the Porsche 911 GT3’s worst nightmare. Thanks to weight-saving measures such as additional carbon-fiber components and Nismo-specific alloy wheels, this final R35 GT-R will have a 0-62 mph time of less than three seconds. The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 will pump out around 570 horsepower.

This all sounds wonderful, and now it’s being reported that Nissan has just reserved some track time at the Nurburgring. Why exactly? The GT-R Nismo development team is looking to break some track records. The fastest lap time set there by a GT-R was 7:18.6, making it the ninth fastest time by a street legal car at that venue. But that was last year. Now it’s time for the R35 GT-R to break its own Nurburgring record. An official time will likely be made public in the coming weeks.

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