November 19, 2013
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.
Nissan GT-R Nismo with track options
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.
- 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.