Nissan GT-R Nismo Test
Demonstrating Nissan’s commitment to the constant refinement and improvement of its iconic performance flagship, the newly upgraded Nissan GT-R has lapped the fearsome Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany in just 7 minutes 8.679 seconds. The lap time was recorded by Michael Krumm, a Nissan racing pilot and test-driver, behind the wheel of a 2014 Nissan GT-R NISMO*. The record time for a volume production car clearly moves the Nissan GT-R even deeper into the territory of Nordschliefe lap times achieved by other ultra high-performance cars. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says this is the fastest Nissan GT-R ever. "With this lap time, we can authoritatively say that the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO* holds the volume production car lap record at the Nordschliefe, which is the gold standard of high performance achievement." Michael Krumm said, "We had a fantastic time attacking the Nürburgring. I had so much fun out there. The car gave me so much confidence, but also it is really enjoyable. The Nissan GT-R NISMO* is a really engaging, rewarding car and, of course, super-super- fast." Date of time attack: September 30th, 2013 Tested vehicle: Nissan GT-R NISMO with track options Specifications of the track options: Aerodynamics tuning, weight reduction, and suspension tuning The updated Nissan GT-R will be available in Japan from December, and in the U.S. Canada and Europe in early 2014. The Nissan GT-R NISMO will be available in Japan in late February 2014, in the U.S. and Europe later in 2014 and in Canada shortly thereafter. * Nissan GT-R NISMO with track options Damage resulting from racing, competitive driving, track and/or airstrip use not covered by warranty. See your New Vehicle Limited Warranty and Owner's Manual for proper vehicle operation and complete warranty details. About NISMO • 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.” • 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. • 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. About Nissan 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 more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.