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.


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      Ryan Ducar
      • 2 Years 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
      • 2 Years 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
      • 2 Years 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
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sfblog
        Competition is good! Without Porsche would be much slower to improve their products.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @sfblog
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          Andrew B
          • 2 Years 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
      • 2 Years Ago
      Subaru needs a GT-R like car!!! :D
      CB22
      • 2 Years Ago
      " handling upgrades could give the car a 'Ring lap time of seven minutes and 22 seconds" Don't you mean 7m18s?
      Colin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Would this really be quicker than the Nissan R390 GT1?
        jonnybimmer
        • 2 Years 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
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          If im not mistaken i think the R390 has a 3.8 liter V8
          ELG
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          iR390 is a street legal lemans prototype. ts not even close. R390 would destroy a GTR
        Greg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Colin
        I was thinking the same thing. The Nissan R390 is often overlooked.
          Philip
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Greg
          If ever Nissan brought back the GTR with a design similar to the R390, that would absolutely rock.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Porsche4life
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even the leaf looks better than this
      Feurig
      • 2 Years Ago
      And with those wheels, you'll make sure only the fanboys buy this.
      ELG
      • 2 Years 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
        • 2 Years 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
      • 2 Years Ago
      "911 like quickness".. Hey genius a gtr is already faster...
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years 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.
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