2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo
The Nissan GT-R is what’s referred to as a halo car. This kind of vehicles typically sit, somewhat unobtainably, at the highest in an automaker’s lineup, rife along with domineering abilities. Their existence with a brand’s pinnacle is intended to forged a glow on the remainder of the marque’s offerings. Therefore, the GT-R’s outrageous pace, aggressive look, and otherworldly handling prowess are to supply buyers (or prospective buyers) of a lot of pedestrian Nissan offerings having a kind of trickle-down street cred.
However there’s nothing trickly in regards to the new, improved, and up-powered 2015 Nissan GT-R. Actually, in its top-notch, racetrack-prepped – however street-legal – Nismo guise, this muscular and technologically refined $150, 000-ish sports activities coupe currently churns out nearly 5 Nissan Sentras worth of horsepower and sufficient grip to operate about Germany’s famed Nürburgring racetrack in record-setting time. If the carbuncular and resolute rapscallion casts any type of halo, it is one that’s thick using the black smoke of melted tires.
We found this out firsthand throughout a few recent hot laps about Tokyo’s Sodegaura Forest Raceway. The Nismo grabs maintain and does not allow go. Then it’s extremely purposeful, not solely in terms of its prodigious output and road-dominating tenacity, but additionally visually, adding to its currently aggressive visage and silhouette-exclusive (and useful) carbon-fiber wings, gills, and appendages early on, out back again, and along all its several origamic edges. Nobody can mistake it for anything – except, maybe, an apex aqueous predator.
2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Exterior
When compared to a base GT-R, the new Nismo version will gain a distinct look, thanks to a series of carbon-fiber elements — front fenders, hood and trunk lid — and a body kit that includes new front and rear bumpers and skirts. The carbon-fiber bits, according to Nissan, help reduce the car’s total weight by about 143 pounds.
Also distinguishing the Nismo model form the other GT-Rs of the world is a new front fascia that is widened and a tapered rear bumper help reduce the total drag back down to the 0.26 Cd of the base GT-R, despite all of the additions.
As seen from the first photos, it looks like there will be a new front splitter and a massive rear spoiler that will improve downforce. Speaking of downforce, the GT-R Nismo has plenty of it, as it creates a total of 220 pounds of it at 186 mph
The GT-R Nismo is available in five hues: Brilliant White Pearl, Meteor Flake Pearl Black, Ultimate Metallic Silver and Vibrant Red and Dark Matte Grey (exclusive to the Nismo GT-R).
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The 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo’s interior is also laid out perfectly for a track-tuned, road-legal racer. Nissan started by adding in ergonomically shaped Recaro seats made from carbon fiber — available in Europe and Japan only. The three-spoke steering wheel is wrapped up in lightweight Alcantara, and it features a red center mark, making bring the car back to center a little easier, and red contrast stitching for a little added flair. This red stitching continues onto the seats, center console and the door trim.
The gauge cluster also received the Nismo treatment, by way of a red tachometer, a carbon-fiber-like finish and a hood wrapped up in Alcantara.
2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Drivetrain
The new GT-R Nismo rolls in boasting an updated 3.8-liter, twin-boosted V-6 engine delivers a total of 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque, which is an awesome upward swing from the standard 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet. This spike is thanks to high-flow, larger-diameter turbochargers, optimized ignition timing and an upgraded fuel pump to feed the beast. Reports claim that Nissan also increased the redline from the standard 6,400 rpm to 6,800 rpm, but this is not included in the official release.
Though Nissan decided to hold the performance numbers for now, it did announce that the GT-R Nismo equipped with the optional Track Package lapped the Nurburgring in 7:08.68 with Michael Krumm, an ex FIA GT1 champion, at the helm.
2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Prices and Availability
It looks like even though the new GT-R Nismo was unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, but American customers will still have to wait until later in 2014 before getting their hands on it — Japan gets it in February. Nissan will set the price in the $200k area.