Nismo works its

magic on GT-R

Nissan GT-R
Nissan GT-R, rear

NISSAN is calling on its dedicated global performance road car and motorsport arm Nismo to create the ultimate GT-R model for the road.

It will become the flagship of a new range of performance models, joining the Juke and 370Z Nismo versions.

Doing so it becomes the third Nismo-badged model to emerge from the newly-opened Yokohama establishment as part of a strategy to offer a range of innovative performance models across the Nissan range.

Company chief Carlos Ghosn said: "It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R.

"The standard road car is a global supercar and the GT-R's performance on track reflects the passion and talents of the Nismo team."

Already a well-known name to gamers thanks to Sony's Gran Turismo driving simulation series and to motorsport fans with the Skyline enjoying success on track since 1969, the GT-R has achieved cult status.

The Nismo team's knowledge comes from their involvement in racing the GT-R and is a precursor to the development of the new Nismo road car which will be based on the 2013 GT-R.

That standard model has just been enhanced following feedback from competing in last year's 24-Hours Nurburgring, and its success in Super GT and Global GT series.

As a result, the car's performance has been dramatically increased, high-speed stability improved and ride quality refined.

Full specifications and performance figures will be released closer to next year's launch.

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