For almost every year since the Nissan GT-R first debuted, Nissan has been figuring out how to cram more power under the hood or give it 911-like quickness around the Nürburgring. Looking to create a brand image for its performance arm, we already knew that a hotter, Nismo-branded GT-R was in the works, but it seems some details may have leaked regarding this new Nismo GT-R.

While little has been spoken of this Super GT-R since February, Top Gear is reporting that Nismo is planning to make improvements to the coupe's power, handing and styling – three things that we're sure few have complained about since 2009. What could this mean for the GT-R? According to the article, Nismo could be looking to raise horsepower from the current 545-hp mark to more than 570 hp, and handling upgrades could give the car a 'Ring lap time of seven minutes and 22 seconds, which as Top Gear points out, is four seconds quicker than the new 911 GT3.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 64 Comments
      Ryan Ducar
      • 1 Year Ago
      Maybe its just because I've only seen a handful of R35's, but the white one I saw the other day still caused me to stop and stare. Hate away, I'm always going to be a fan of stupid fast cars.
      imag
      • 1 Year Ago
      911-like quickness? I don't know if you noticed, but the R35 GT-R has basically kicked the crap out of the 911 in every track test since it came out. And no - I am not a fanboy. I would much prefer a Caterham CSR 260 to either the GT-R or the Porsche. But I do give credit where it is due. And other than possibly the GT2RS, the GT-R owns the 911.
      sfblog
      • 1 Year Ago
      "911-like quickness around the Nürburgring" Lets be specific 911 GT2 RS quickness, and .22 sec slower while the track was wet. So reallity is 911 GT2 RS's are GTR-Like Quick.
        fast156GTA
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sfblog
        Competition is good! Without Porsche would be much slower to improve their products.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @sfblog
        [blocked]
          Andrew B
          • 1 Year Ago
          I'm having difficulties understanding your logic. Nissan most definitely lost profit, or made very slim profit on the initial model year, in order to get the model out and create brand awareness with a halo model. Even at 100k it's a pretty good deal. How a hopped-up midsize compares to a genuine supercar is beyond me.
      Jasonn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Subaru needs a GT-R like car!!! :D
      CB22
      • 1 Year Ago
      " handling upgrades could give the car a 'Ring lap time of seven minutes and 22 seconds" Don't you mean 7m18s?
      Colin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would this really be quicker than the Nissan R390 GT1?
        jonnybimmer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Colin
        In terms of sheer acceleration, the GTR is quicker, but around a track is questionable considering the R390 weighs over 1000 lbs less (under 2500 lbs) and the power isn't too different (550 hp). Considering there were only two street models made though, one could argue if that was even a production car to begin with.
          zizixx89
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          If im not mistaken i think the R390 has a 3.8 liter V8
          ELG
          • 1 Year Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          iR390 is a street legal lemans prototype. ts not even close. R390 would destroy a GTR
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Colin
        I was thinking the same thing. The Nissan R390 is often overlooked.
          Philip
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Greg
          If ever Nissan brought back the GTR with a design similar to the R390, that would absolutely rock.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      Porsche4life
      • 1 Year Ago
      Even the leaf looks better than this
      Feurig
      • 1 Year Ago
      And with those wheels, you'll make sure only the fanboys buy this.
      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      if this article had been posted after 9pm, the GTR fanboys would be in bed and the posts critical of GTRs wouldnt have downvotes
        derekwilkinson
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ELG
        yeah, the people on here old enough to have jobs and be able to afford this car don't stay up all night on the internet down voting people. Idiot.
      the GT-R
      • 1 Year Ago
      "911 like quickness".. Hey genius a gtr is already faster...
      ShutoSteve
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think plenty of people have complained about the GT-R's styling. That being said, anyone who doesn't call a GT-R a supercar doesn't have their head on straight. I can't think of many hypercars that can almost match a 1.8 Million dollar Bugatti to 60MPH from a dead stop, let alone sports cars. The GT-R is most definitely a supercar. Is it a supercar at a sports car price? Absolutely. Does it have sports car rarity? Absolutely. That's what makes it such an amazing supercar; that such speed and power can be accessible to so many. That being said, I suspect this NISMO GT-R will follow in the footsteps of the NISMO BNR34 Z-Tune, and utilize an uprated engine with a bit more than 570HP. I also wouldn't be surprised if it rides on semi-slicks for the road, and comes in very limited numbers.
    • Load More Comments