GT-R NISMO prices confirmed by Nissan
The Nissan GT-R NISMO will go on sale from 1st November 2016, with prices in Europe now confirmed for the first time. The GT-R NISMO will cost €184,950 in Germany and France, and £149,995 in the UK.
The GT-R NISMO is essentially a race car designed for the road, taking the very best of the GT-R heritage and pushing the boundaries of vehicle design and technology even further.
Powering the NISMO is a 3.8-litre V6 twin-turbocharged engine delivering 600PS and features a pair of high-flow, large diameter turbochargers used in GT3 competition, and power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch paddleshift gearbox.
The GT-R NISMO front end has revised features including a dramatic new bumper and is made entirely from carbon fibre to reduce weight and the dark chrome V-motion grille has been enlarged to collect more air.
The redesign has been carefully shaped to improve airflow around the vehicle and generate a high level of downforce, while at the same time directing air around the wheels to improve the aerodynamics. The GT-R NISMO generates more downforce than any other Nissan production car to date, which results in exceptional high-speed stability.
The performance of the all-wheel-drive GT-R NISMO has also been upgraded, thanks in part to the standard model’s significantly reinforced body structure. This allowed the engineering team to further refine the GT-R NISMO’s shock absorbers, springs and stabilisers. When combined with the cars’ increase in downforce, the result is the most dynamically capable GT-R NISMO ever.
This is evidenced by the cars’ improved slalom times and superior cornering performance, both of which are nearly 2% better than the previous version. Despite its more potent nature, the new GT-R NISMO boasts better overall balance than before, evolving into a car that can be enjoyed on both winding roads and race circuits.
A premium and sophisticated interior is one of the key enhancements to the new GT-R, and the NISMO version is no exception. The redesigned dashboard, steering wheel and centre armrest are covered with high-quality Alcantara leather. Unique to this version are the leather-covered Recaro carbon bucket seats with red Alcantara inserts.