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Revealed: Nissan GT-R NISMO



                         Revealed: Nissan GT-R NISMO

- Nissan GT-R NISMO Joins 2015 Nissan GT-R -

PR Newswire

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov. 19, 2013

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  o World premiere of race-inspired version of Nissan's legendary GT-R
  o 600hp (447kw) for blistering performance
  o Advanced aerodynamics generating additional 100kg of downforce at 300km/h
    (186mph) for exceptional road-holding

Records fall and dreams come true with the debut of the Nissan GT-R NISMO.
This race-oriented model delivers "factory tuned" supercar dynamics with
revolutionary enhanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling. The Nissan
GT-R is already established as one of the best performing supercars in the
automotive sphere, and now Nissan has drawn on decades of racing experience
gathered by NISMO, the brand's motorsport specialists, to develop the ultimate
Nissan GT-R.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131119/CL19840 )

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080506/NISSANBADGELOGO )

The Nissan GT-R NISMO features exclusive styling that embraces the
longstanding racing philosophy of form following function. It has numerous
motorsports-inspired technologies to enhance the car's performance through
optimized aerodynamics, suspension and powertrain, creating a well-balanced
machine that is at home on both the road and track.

The Nissan GT-R NISMO will be available in Japan in late February 2014, U.S.
and Europe later in 2014.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says this is the fastest Nissan GT-R ever. "With a
7:08.679 lap time, we can authoritatively say that the Nissan GT-R NISMO*
holds the volume production car lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschliefe,
which is the gold standard of high performance achievement."

Nissan GT-R NISMO Overview - Flagship of the NISMO lineup

1. Mechanical Features
Nissan GT-R NISMO employs innovation, uncompromising engineering and
motorsports-inspired technologies to achieve new levels of power, speed and
handling.

Engine

  o Under the hood, the 3.8-liter V6 VR38DETT engine benefits from the
    know-how that NISMO has gained from participating in such events as the
    world-renowned Nurburgring 24 hour race. Engine power has risen and is now
    rated at 600hp (447kw) and 481 lb ft (652 Nm) of torque.
  o New high-flow, large diameter turbochargers, which are used for GT3
    racing, improve breathing, while optimized individual ignition timing
    control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump improve combustion.

Chassis

  o The suspension set-up is inspired by that of the NISMO racing GT-R and
    tuned for stunning agility, road-holding and handling finesse, without
    compromising refinement.
  o The springs and custom-developed Bilstein DampTronic dampers in the front
    and rear suspension are specially tuned to deliver exceptional grip levels
    and progressive handling response at the limit. Three suspension modes can
    be selected: Comfort, Normal and R, for circuit applications.
  o Exclusive NISMO tires – developed by Dunlop – exhibit outstanding grip and
    handling characteristics. Front: 255/40 ZRF20; rear 285/35 ZRF20.
  o Specially developed links fitted to the front double wishbone suspension
    increase castor trail to optimize wheel position during high-G cornering
    and improve straight-line and cornering stability. Additionally, large
    high-rigidity bolts are used to increase stiffness of the wheel-hub
    attachment area.
  o To minimize body-roll during cornering and changes of direction, the
    Nissan GT-R NISMO features a 17.3 mm hollow rear anti-roll bar, which
    raises roll stiffness while reducing weight.

Body construction

  o Increased rigidity in the body shell is achieved using adhesive bonding in
    addition to spot welding leading to precise suspension response under
    extreme load, the NISMO "factory tuned" enhancement.

2. Exterior design – Exclusive styling with improved aerodynamics

  o Using the latest Computational Fluid Dynamic simulation techniques to
    analyze airflow, NISMO has developed an aero package that improves
    road-holding, minimizes the negative impact of drag, while giving the car
    a menacing and muscular appearance.
  o Together, the front bumper, engine undercover strake and carbon rear
    spoiler increase downforce, lowering the center of gravity and generating
    an additional 100kg (at 300km/h) compared to the freshly updated 2014 GT-R
    model. The car's aerodynamic characteristics are tuned to ensure the
    downforce is equally spread front to rear at all speeds for progressive
    handling characteristics. A widened front bumper configuration and
    elongated yet tapered rear bumper design keep the drag to Cd 0.26, same
    with that of 2014 Nissan GT-R.
  o The Nissan GT-R NISMO will be available in five body colors: Brilliant
    White Pearl, Meteor Flake Pearl Black, Ultimate Metallic Silver and
    Vibrant Red. And unique to the GT-R NISMO model, a Dark Matte Grey
    accentuates the car's imposing exterior muscularity.
  o The GT-R NISMO's black 6-spoke wheels are inspired by Nissan's legendary
    GT500 race car.

3. Interior

  o The Nissan GT-R NISMO cockpit inspires driver confidence through both its
    craftsmanship and optimized driving position.
  o Ergonomically sculpted carbon-fiber-backed reclining RECARO^® seats
    (Europe/Japan) comfortably, yet firmly, support the driver and front-seat
    passenger.
  o NISMO racers influenced the design of the steering wheel which is dressed
    in Alcantara^®, with three spokes, red center mark and red stitching to
    give the best combination of grip, feedback and comfort.
  o The combi meter has carbon-like finish, and tachometer features a red
    design. The meter hood is also dressed with Alcantara^®.
  o Interior trim features include discreet red stitching on the seats, center
    console, door trim and steering wheel.

About NISMO

  o NISMO, a short form of "Nissan Motorsports," is the performance brand for
    Nissan, and is one of the company's purveyors of "innovation that
    excites."
  o NISMO offers products featuring innovative technology and high performance
    to a wide range of customers for street use. NISMO cars provide an
    exciting driving experience with motorsports-inspired aerodynamics and
    styling, enhanced handling characteristics and unmatched agility.
  o In the motorsports world, NISMO competes in the highest forms of GT and
    sports car racing, such as Japan's Super GT Series and the World Endurance
    Championships (WEC), as well as providing engines to teams that compete in
    the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the European Le Mans Series (ELMS). The Nissan
    GT-R captured the Super GT championship in 2011 and 2012.

* Nissan GT-R NISMO with track options

* Autech Japan is responsible for the planning and production of Nissan GT-R
NISMO, which requires vehicle registration in person.

For further information on Nissan GT-R NISMO
NissanNews.com

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with approximately 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than
4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16
billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60
models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the
Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the
first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the
best-selling EV in history.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/

SOURCE Nissan

Website: http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/
Contact: Josh Clifton, 1-615-725-1767, joshua.clifton@nissan-usa.com
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