Nissan GT-R Nismo (3)

Στην έκθεση του Τόκιο η Nissan παρουσιάζει το GT-R Nismo, το δυνατότερο εργοστασιακό Godzilla όλων των εποχών με τον twin-turbo V6 3.8-λίτρων κινητήρα να αποδίδει 600 άλογα με 652 Nm ροπής, σημαντικά βελτιωμένος από όσα παράγει η MY2014 έκδοση του GT-R (550 άλογα με 627 Nm ροπής). Η αύξηση αυτή των 50 ίππων προήλθε από τη νέα εξάτμιση, τη νέα εισαγωγή αέρα, τα μεγαλύτερα turbo προερχόμενα από την GT3 έκδοση, τη νέα αντλία βενζίνης και της επαναρυθμισμένης ECU. Η Nissan μάλιστα αναφέρει πως μπορεί να κάνει τον κινητήρα να παράγει ακόμη περισσότερα άλογα, αλλά μετά υπήρχε κίνδυνος να μην αντέξει το κιβώτιο ταχυτήτων. Φημολογείται πως τα 0-96 χλμ/ώρα τα κάνει σε μόλις 2 δευτερόλεπτα!

Διαθέτει μεγαλύτερης χωρητικότητας αντλία λαδιού, σκληρότερη ανάρτηση της Bilstein και παχύτερες αντιστρεπτικές που περιλαμβάνουν ένα 17,3 mm κοίλο κομμάτι στο πίσω μέρος. Η ηλεκτρονικά ρυθμιζόμενη ανάρτηση του διαθέτει τρεις ρυθμίσεις Track, Race και Race Plus. Το Nissan GT-R Nismo διαθέτει επίσης νέες συνδέσεις στα μπροστά ψαλίδια με υψηλής ακαμψίας βίδες που αυξάνουν την ακαμψία στη πλήμνη του τροχού

Φορά 20″ ζάντες αλουμινίου με run-flat ελαστικά Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST διαστάσεων 255/40 μπροστά και 285/35 πίσω, τα οποία προσφέρουν καλύτερη πρόσφυση. Υπάρχει διαθέσιμο ένα track πακέτο στον πρόσθετο εξοπλισμό το οποίο αποτελείται από νέο αεροδυναμικό bodykit εξελιγμένο από την Williams F1, κατασκευασμένο από carbon (μπροστά spoiler, πλαϊνά skirts, αεροτομή και νέο πίσω προφυλακτήρα), που μειώνει το βάρος του κατά 64,8 κιλά. Το bodykit παράγει επιπλέον 100 κιλά κάθετης αεροδυναμικής πίεσης όταν το GT-R κινείται με 300 χλμ/ώρα. Σε ότι αφορά τον αεροδυναμικό συντελεστή, αυτός ανέρχεται στα 0,26 Cd, τον ίδιο με αυτόν του Nissan GT-R 2015.

Επίσης διαθέτει ρυθμιζόμενα με το χέρι αμορτισέρ της Öhlins και σκληρότερα ελατήρια. Με το πακέτο αυτό λοιπόν, ο Michael Krumm, πρώην πρωταθλητής του FIA GT1, σημείωσε στις 30 του Σεπτέμβρη χρόνο 7:08.679 στο Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Θα είναι διαθέσιμο σε πέντε χρώματα (Brilliant White Pearl, Meteor Flake Pearl Black, Ultimate Metallic Silver, Vibrant Red και ένα νέο ματ γκρι χρώμα αποκλειστικά διαθέσιμο σε αυτό). Στο εσωτερικό του συναντάμε carbon Recaro καθίσματα, τριάκτινο τιμόνι επενδυμένο με Alcantara με κόκκινες ραφές, carbon διακοσμητικά καθώς και Alcantara επενδύσεις.

Οι πωλήσεις του θα ξεκινήσουν στην Ιαπωνία από τον Φεβρουάριο του 2014, ενώ σε Ευρώπη και Αμερική θα ξεκινήσει την εμπορική του καριέρα αργότερα μέσα στο 2014. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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REVEALED: NISSAN GT-R NISMO

— Nissan GT-R Nismo Joins 2014 Nissan GT-R —

  • World premiere of race-inspired version of Nissan’s legendary GT-R
  • 600hp (441kw) for blistering performance
  • Advanced aerodynamics generating additional 100kg*1 of downforce at 300km/h (186mph) for exceptional road-holding

YOKOHAMA, Japan (November 19, 2013) – 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.

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 optimised 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*2 holds the volume production car lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, 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

  • 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 Nürburgring 24 hour race. Engine power has risen and is now rated at 600PS (441kw) and 481 lb ft (652 Nm) of torque.
  • New high-flow, large capacity 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

  • 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.
  • Exclusive Nismo tires – developed by Dunlop – exhibit outstanding grip and handling characteristics. Front: 255/40 ZRF20; rear 285/35 ZRF20.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Increased rigidity in the bodyshell 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

  • 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.
  • Together, the front bumper, engine undercover strake and carbon rear spoiler increase downforce, lowering the center of gravity and generating an additional 100kg*1 (at 300km/h) compared to the freshly updated 2014 Nissan 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.
  • 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*3 accentuates the car’s imposing exterior muscularity.
  • The GT-R Nismo’s black 6-spoke wheels are inspired by Nissan’s GT-R race car which races in the GT500 class in SUPER GT.

3. Interior

  • The Nissan GT-R Nismo cockpit inspires driver confidence through both its craftsmanship and optimized driving position.
  • Ergonomically sculpted carbon-fiber-backed reclining RECARO seats (Europe/Japan) comfortably, yet firmly, support the driver and front-seat passenger.
  • 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.
  • The combi meter has carbon-like finish, and tachometer features a red design. The meter hood is also dressed with Alcantara®.
  • Interior trim features include discreet red stitching on the seats, center console, door trim and steering wheel.
  1. *1: Compared to 2014 Nissan GT-R
  2. *2: Nissan GT-R Nismo with track options
  3. *3: Dark Matte Grey will be available starting from summer in 2014.

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 Motor Co., Ltd. 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 267,000 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.

NISSAN GT-R NISMO WORLD’S FASTEST VOLUME PRODUCTION CAR AROUND THE “GREEN HELL” — 7 minutes 8.679 seconds to lap the Nürburgring–

YOKOHAMA, Japan (November 19, 2013) – 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*1.

The lap time was recorded by Michael Krumm, the Nismo global brand ambassador and racer, behind the wheel of a 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo*2. The record time for a volume production car clearly moves the Nissan GT-R even deeper into the territory of Nordschleife 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 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo*2 holds the volume production car lap record at the Nordschleife, 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*2 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 US and Europe in early 2014. The GT-R Nismo will go on sale in Japan from February 2014 and later in the same year in Europe and the US.

  1. *1: 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.
  2. *2: Nissan GT-R Nismo with track options

Nissan GT-R Nismo earns its wing at the ‘Ring

YOKOHAMA, Japan (November 19, 2013) – On a stage, under lights and before the flash of cameras, the new Nissan GT-R Nismo bows on the eve of the Tokyo International Motor Show. But it was on a damp Monday afternoon in September that the car set out to make its mark at the most challenging and renowned racing circuit in the world – the Nürburgring.

Four experienced drivers took turns at the controls of the Nissan GT-R Nismo fitted with track options at the famous track on September 30, two laps of the Nordschleife (North Loop) each. The goal: set the Nürburgring record for the fastest lap by a volume production car.

At 4:48 p.m., 12 minutes before the Nordschleife was scheduled to close, and five minutes before rain began to fall, the last of the four drivers on his last run of the day posted the record time of 7:08.679.

Why the ‘Ring? In some ways, this epic lap was the culmination of 24 years of GT-R testing at the ‘Ring, which began in 1989 with the R32 Skyline GT-R. Since then, all cars wearing the legendary GT-R badge have been proven on the track and gone on to critical acclaim in the market.

When the new Nissan GT-R Nismo edition was conceived as the flagship of the Nismo brand, the team agreed the car would first have to earn its place atop the range before the world would see the final design in an auto show setting. So as show-cars were being readied for debut on stage on two continents on the same day, at the Tokyo International Motor Show and the Los Angeles International Auto Show, Nismo engineers built a prototype to confirm on the tarmac of the Nürburgring.

“A good lap time of the ‘Ring is part of the credibility of a top performance car,” says Andy Palmer, Nissan’s executive vice president of Product Planning and Brand Strategy. “Most of the cars that lap in the low seven minutes are hand-built, very expensive supercars. We have created something that does better than nearly all those cars, and I think that’s quite an achievement. No one is anywhere near Nissan when you take value for money into account. And that’s what the brand stands for – innovation and excitement for everyone.”

Those Nissan GT-R initials, says Palmer, are special. “They stand for Gran Turismo Racing. The ‘GT’ is all about four seats and fast miles over a long distance in comfort. ‘R’ is the race breed, and the credibility of being able to go fast on a circuit. The four seats are very important to us – it’s a four-seater and a very fast supercar. That’s quite a combination.”

Nismo – Nissan’s motor sport specialists – brings years of track experience, especially in Super GT racing and in events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Nissan’s goal, Palmer says, “Combine the two and the result is the fastest factory Nissan GT-R to ever conquer the Nürburgring.”

The record run was set after months of testing and tuning that began at the Nürburgring early in the summer and continued on-and-off until the last day of September.

The cast, crew and drivers Nissan brought four highly accomplished race drivers to exercise the car, each with a chance to drive the fastest lap. They included, Infiniti Red Bull third driver Sébastien Buemi, Nismo global brand ambassador and racer Michael Krumm, German touring car (and ‘Ring) veteran Armin Hahne, and a Japanese driver, Tetsuya Tanaka, an experienced ‘Ring hand, himself.

Preparing for the run The crew arrived at the track to find ideal conditions as they began preparing the car.

“The weather was perfect,” says Krumm. “Cool. No rain. Not too windy. We had the afternoon to try for the record. The car was in road trim. The Nissan GT-R Nismo with track options was used.”

Others taking the wheel that day for preparation laps included Palmer, Nismo’s executive champion, and Nissan’s most experienced Nürburgring test driver, 57-year old Hiroyoshi Kato.Kato admits that he’s done “over 5000 laps of the ’Ring – yet it never gets boring.” He first tested there in 1988. He’s driven all the different GT-R iterations, starting with the R32 Skyline launched in 1989.

Kato-san was on-hand as part of the crew. His technical and dynamic feedback were crucial to the development engineers, as they fine-tuned the Nissan GT-R Nismo at the ‘Ring over the summer and early autumn.

He also had an unusual task. He is normally the first driver to lap the track.

“It’s for safety reasons. The Nürburgring is very long and it circumnavigates high ground, so the surface conditions can be quite different from one side to the other. So, I report back to the team on the state of the circuit to prevent any bad surprises,” he says with a smile.

A team effort Each driver completed two laps. They took turns at the wheel, each with a strategy developed from what they learned from the previous driver. It was a team effort.

Sébastien Buemi went first.

“I did a 7:12 on my first lap,” he says. “I stopped to take some fuel out to reduce the weight. I was on the way to do a lap under 7:10 – it was a fast one – but on the back straight it started to run out of fuel. I got back to the paddock but the lap was ruined. I would like to congratulate Michael Krumm for achieving the targeted record.”

Michael Krumm went last. His first lap was 7:10.

On his next lap, Krumm crossed the finish line at 7:08.679 – posting the record for the fastest-ever time for a factory GT-R on the Nürburgring.

Krumm credits the Nissan GT-R Nismo’s* prowess in handling with as its strength on the race track and the road.

“For a car to be fun you need a good ratio between the power and the grip in the corners,” he says. “The Nissan GT-R Nismo* can be really fast with respect to its power because its balance is superb. That balance is a very important factor in the driving enjoyment.”

In the end, Krumm’s run in the Nissan GT-R Nismo* lapped the Nürburgring 10 seconds faster than the previous Nissan GT-R best – 7:18 recorded in October 2012.

*: Nissan GT-R Nismo with track options

The Road to #ZeroCompetition: Nissan GT-R Nismo

November 19 – Yokohama – Nissan unveiled its new Nissan GT-R Nismo Tuesday, announcing the vehicle achieved a record lap time for a volume production car at Germany’s famed Nürburgring in late September.

The car’s team set out to make the mark at the most challenging and renowned racing circuit in the world.

Four experienced drivers took turns on the Nordschleife (North Loop) with the goal of setting the fastest lap by a volume production car.

At 4:48 p.m. on September 30, 12 minutes before closing and five minutes before rain began to fall, driver Michael Krumm took the wheel, piloting a record run of 7:08.679.

Listen to Krumm offer a full narrative of his epic Nurburgring lap at the link below with Japanese translation:

Other drivers joining Krumm in Germany were Sébastien Buemi, Armin Hahne and Tetsuya Tanaka.

“The weather was perfect,” says Krumm. “Cool. No rain. Not too windy. We had the afternoon to try for the record. The car was in road trim. The Nissan GT-R Nismo with track options was used.”

For more on the development of the vehicle and the road to Germany, enjoy this documentary video with all the details on Nissan GT-R Nismo.

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 Motor Co., Ltd. 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 267,000 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.