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Nissan's GT-R Nismo


Nissan GT-R Nismo, 2019, front
Nissan GT-R Nismo, 2019, front, static
Nissan GT-R Nismo, 2019, front, action
Nissan GT-R Nismo, 2019, wing louvre
Nissan GT-R Nismo, 2019, rear
Nissan GT-R Nismo, 2019, interior

NISSAN'S new GT-R Nismo supercar will be priced from £174,995 when it arrives in the UK later this year - an increase of more than £20,000 over the previous model.

With its roots firmly in Nissan's GT3 racing car, the latest Nismo is likely to have a 0 to 60 acceleration time even quicker than the 2.8 seconds of the current iteration.

Top speed remains in the region of 186mph and the car is fitted with the same turbocharging system Nissan uses on the racing car.

While power output from the 3.8-litre V6 engine is unchanged at 600ps the new turbos are said to improve performance feel and an increase in engine response time of up to 20 per cent.

Other changes on the new model include a revised titanium exhaust system to deliver a more emphatic note and an improved six-speed dual clutch transmission which shift gears more aggressively and improves acceleration out of corners.

More use of carbon fibre in the body - including the roof panel - have reduced weight by up to 20kg and aerodynamic changes see louvres in the front wings which increase downforce without adding drag.

They also reduce turbulence at the rear of the car for greater high speed stability while stopping power comes from a new Brembo brake system which includes the largest carbon ceramic rotos ever fitted to a Japanese performance car measuring 16.1-inches at the front and 15.3 at the rear.

Inside, the GT-R Nismo features revised Recaro sports seats said to offer better support and while only one interior colour scheme is available - black leather with red synthetic suede inserts - the car itself can be had in a number of colours including a pearl white tricoat finish.

All colour schemes feature black side mirrors that differentiate the car from other GT-R models.

As well as the Nismo, Nissan is also introducing a Track Edition model to the GT-R line up which will be priced from £99,995.

Sitting between the GT-R models - which are priced from £82,060 - and the Nismo, the Track Editions can be had with carbon ceramic brakes as a £7,500 option along with carbon seats at £6,750, a carbon spoiler and boot lid (£4,500) and a carbon roof similar to that of the Nismo for an additional £2,000.


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