Nissan is reportedly gearing up for another assault on the Nürburgring. According to The Truth About Cars, the company believes the refinements it made to the 2013 GT-R will be enough to skip the supercar around the track in record time. Chief Engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno says there's "quite a bit of margin" in the car's current 7-minute, 18-second time for the course. That's just over five seconds slower than the unofficial time by the Dodge Viper ACR. But Nissan has something special up its sleeves.

The company has whipped up a new Track Edition that Mizuno says is good for under seven minutes. That machine makes use of the same engine as the production car, but lacks a full interior in the name of weight savings. Likewise, there's a set of super-sticky Dunlop race rubber on all four corners. The car isn't legal in Japan because it does not come equipped with the required 112 mph speed limiter. Even so, we can't wait to see what it does around the Green Hell.


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      JayP
      • 2 Years Ago
      Under 7? 10 sec faster then a Gumpert Apollo? As fast as a Radical SR8? I gotta see this.
        sparrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JayP
        Florian Gruber, the driver who made the Apollo 7:11 time run was not very familiar with the track and he said the car could do it in under 7 minutes if driven by someone who knows the Ring.
      prettycool_huh(ಠ_ಠ?
      GUYS. think about it. the GTR being limited in japan is like the corvette being limited in US. im glad im in america
      wooootles
      • 2 Years Ago
      This isn't news---their engineers have been living in Germany the past 5 years or so, and have been trying to "break the record" every season.
      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      Are they going to buy another Porsche 911 to disassemble and analyze, and go to Lotus for suspension help again?
        Philip
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FIDTRO
        Right. Because they haven't been able to produce a supercar which beats pretty much all porsches thus far. /sarcasm
      bubciak
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is a big coffee grinder
      MaX PL
      • 2 Years Ago
      so they wont be running a production spec car. who cares...
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MaX PL
        It IS a production spec vehicle, it is the Track edition. Who is upvoting this guy for his lack of reading comprehension?
          MaX PL
          • 2 Years Ago
          @NightFlight
          1. Misleading article title. Reads like the stock 2013 GTR will be making the run. 2. A track car with race tires, fully stripped, and not legally sold in Japan... how is that a production spec car? I really dont think this thing will be sold in dealers...
        bubba_roe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MaX PL
        Really? Where does it say it wont be a production spec car? Or were you just too stupid to understand the article?
        jboogiezx6
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MaX PL
        seriously. RIF
      Michael Sexton
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's the point... It's modified. Let's gut the interior add race rubber and.... Pointless!
        Temple
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Michael Sexton
        Reading comprehension. Its not modified, the run will be with the production version. It says in the link that with a slightly modified version, slick tires, roll cage, the updated GTR gets sub-7 minute times. The question is how fast the production version will get.
        bubba_roe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Michael Sexton
        Right just like the ACR is modified.
          threefortyduster
          • 2 Years Ago
          @bubba_roe
          The ACR wasn't modified at all. The vehicle used was a full production model actually for sale in its home market. They tuned the FACTORY ADJUSTABLE suspension to get the best performance. Learn what the ACR is.
          Kyle
          • 2 Years Ago
          @bubba_roe
          If the ACR was indeed modified, what were the modifications? Engine: Stock. Suspension: Stock and adjustable from the factory. Transmission: Stock. Interior: stock, didn't even have the radio delete option, nor a roll cage. Tires: Stock Michellin PS cups. Aero: Stock, adjustable front lip and rear wing from factory. Is there something that I'm missing here?
      404 not found
      • 2 Years Ago
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      k.naz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Every time Nissan plans a Ring run, the GT-R looks as if it either adds weight, stays the same or something's really really off with the design in order to enhance aerodynamics to shave off those extra seconds.
      CadiVetteFerrari
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really? These 'ring times have gotten ridiculous, and not in a good way. What happened to running production cars as they would appear straight on the dealer lot? This is just stupid.
      Sir Duke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Letter to Mr (SRT) Gilles: Please have your SRT Viper prepped and ready to go. Show up at track 10 mins after they set whatever record they set and SMASH it. They'll try again in a year or two.
      Cory Stansbury
      • 2 Years Ago
      So the ACR-X (the most comparable car to this IMHO) already ran a near 7 flat during a 1 hour test window. That's a car last sold 3 years ago. Easily many seconds left in it, but that's what it ran. If Nissan does manage to beat it, it will be like comparing a Manhattan level project effort to a guy who took a tube, slid a round in it, and hit the end with a hammer.
        VIPER94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Cory Stansbury
        AND it has an equal amount of horsepower and the new SRT Viper. All it needs is an ACR version and I'm sure it will break the 7min barrier
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