Nissan grabbed headlines last year when it debuted the GT-R Nismo and did a blistering 7:08.679 lap around the Nürburgring's Nordschleife. As it turns out, the GT-R that did that round made use of parts that lowered its weight and improved handling. Nissan calls the extras the N-Attack Package, which stands for Nürburgring Attack, and here is a video showing what its upcoming model can do.

The pack makes a variety of changes to make the Nismo GT-R a better handling car. The suspension and brakes are overhauled with Öhlins adjustable dampers, new stabilizer bar and new front brake pads. As you can see the outside is quite different with carbon fiber components replacing the front fenders and hood gurney, plus an adjustable carbon fiber rear wing with angle adjustments and two height settings. The interior gets a carbon fiber rear bulkhead to cut weight as well.

The release date or price for the N-Attack pack hasn't been revealed, but chief vehicle engineer Noboru Kaneko says that the test in the video at Fuji Speedway was to complete "final checks." So the package might not lag too far behind the standard GT-R Nismo. Scroll down to see the Nissan's pinnacle performance car testing on a cloudy day in Japan and read a brief press release about it.
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Climbing Fuji Speedway: Nissan GT-R NISMO N-Attack package

Mar. 12, 2014

GOTEMBA, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan – After setting a production car lap record at Germany's famed Nurburgring, the Nissan GT-R NISMO N-Attack Package brought that performance to Japan's Fuji Speedway in tests in early March.

The Nissan Global Media Center spoke with Noboru Kaneko, chief vehicle engineer for the GT-R NISMO, on the N-Attack Package tests, as well as NISMO racing driver Tsugio Matsuda on the drive and feel.

NOBORU KANEKO, Chief Vehicle Engineer, GT-R NISMO
"Since the time attack lap at the Nurburgring circuit last September, we've been developing parts used in setting that record mark in a GT-R NISMO for public sale. Today we are testing at Fuji Speedway in Japan to make some final checks and acquire a bit more drive data. We have developed the GT-R NISMO with the NISMO N-Attack Package to match the performance seen at Nurburgring.

"The Fuji tests have confirmed that the car is just as fast here. Track characteristics can differ greatly, so the NISMO N-Attack Package features Öhlins adjustable dampers that can be modified for other tracks. We are considering further fine tuning to match other tracks."

TSUGIO MATSUDA, NISMO Racing Driver
"The 2014 GT-R is already a fast car, and I wondered 'Would the GT-R NISMO be even faster?' I could feel the 50 horsepower increase. The GT-R NISMO was indeed incredibly fast.

"As for NISMO N-Attack Package, the downforce generated by the additional aerodynamic parts is really effective on the high-speed corners such as '100R' and '300R' here at Fuji. Since this car with the N-Attack Package was developed at Nurburgring where the road surface is rough, it would be great if there are further tests and adjustments made for other circuits, including flat and smooth Japanese tracks, so that even more drivers can enjoy this car."

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      Cruising
      • 9 Months Ago
      Have to love the name, N Attack package, sounds like a weapon. Good job Nissan.
      G_Rock
      • 9 Months Ago
      So glad there are companies like Nissan (and several others) that continue to push the limit just to see how far they can go. Sometimes you won't profit immediately from innovation but that's no reason to stop innovating.
      Jared
      • 9 Months Ago
      Swwweeeeettt!
      Daekwan
      • 9 Months Ago
      Needs a bigger wing
      Hi There Paul
      • 9 Months Ago
      So................my guess would be that the exhaust sound must be incredibly boring since it is hidden by music, or conversation though the entire video.
        wafflesnfalafel
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Hi There Paul
        yeah - to bad they cranked the music balance up so high on the vid. Those GTRs really do sound cool especially with the turbo wound up. Disappointing we really can't hear it...
        carguy1701
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Hi There Paul
        The GT-R doesn't have a very inspiring exhaust note, sadly, at least in stock form. I would have thought for the Nismo that they would have altered things a bit, but that is apparently not the case. http://blog.caranddriver.com/name-that-exhaust-note-episode-147-2/
          churchmotor
          • 9 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          So what exhaust note "inspires" you
          carguy1701
          • 9 Months Ago
          @carguy1701
          Mostly N/A stuff. I won't lie, I love big beefy V8s, but N/A inline-6s from BMW (particularly the S54) are nice, and the SR20DET sounds alright as well, as does the RB26DETT.
      BigFire
      • 9 Months Ago
      I'm as pro Nissan/Infiniti as anyone but these package announcements are getting tiresome. It seems at least once a month Nissan has another rendition of the GTR. It's almost like they are challenging themselves to build a 200k GTR that no one is going to buy. Not to mention the two or three horsepower bumps its undergoes throughout the year. This car is not selling well and bumping up the price/performance has only been good for headlines and pats on the backs. How has this technology benefited Nissan or Infiniti? I don't have the answers but I'm looking at the overall results and I really think Nissan needs to rethink their strategy.
        bK
        • 9 Months Ago
        @BigFire
        I doubt these cars are marketed towards posers. These new upgrades are targeted towards hardcore racers who are trying to trim time off their record.
        mitytitywhitey
        • 9 Months Ago
        @BigFire
        1) Infiniti is now moving forward with the Eau Rogue (GT-R powered sedan). So the tech has at least been good for 1 thing outside of the GT-R itself. 2) is it necessary for you to read posts that don't interest you?
        G_Rock
        • 9 Months Ago
        @BigFire
        Actually, they sold 46% more in 2013 than in 2012.
      DAVE J
      • 9 Months Ago
      Awesome! I hope a right hand drive version becomes available here in the states! It's a pain trying to get on shipped in nowadays!!
      Eggmania
      • 9 Months Ago
      that silver one in the pics looks pretty hot
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