By Mike Torpey on 2013-02-26 - Driving Force news editor and responsible for organising our daily output. He was staff motoring editor of the Liverpool Echo for 20 years.
Nismo works its
magic on GT-R
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.
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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