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Nissan's flagship of its GT-R range - the GT-R NISMO - will go on sale in the U.K., Germany, and France from 1st November; with prices now confirmed.

12 Oct 2016 | International News : U.K.


The ultra-desirable flagship of the Nissan GT-R range - the exhilarating GT-R Nismo - will go on sale in the U.K., Germany, and France from 1 November; with prices now confirmed for the first time.

The redesigned dashboard, steering wheel, and centre armrest are covered with high-quality Alcantara leather
The GT-R Nismo is the pinnacle of the GT-R range, a high-performance race car for the road, which takes the very best of the super coupe's legendary Japanese heritage, then enhances the iconic design and state-of-the-art technology even further.

Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 delivering 592bhp - 30bhp more than any other car in the range. The engine 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 costs €184,950 ($283,712) in Germany and France, and £149,995 ($254,716) in the U.K. - the model's three key markets in Europe. Prices in other countries may vary slightly.

Like the standard car, the GT-R Nismo's front end features a fresh face with a dramatic new bumper. However, this model is made entirely from carbon fibre to reduce weight. To help cool the car's high-output engine, 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 car's increase in downforce, the result is the most dynamically capable GT-R Nismo ever.

This is evidenced by the car's improved slalom times and superior cornering performance, both of which are nearly two percent 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 more 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.
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