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Record breaking Nissan GT-R Nismo hits the Nurburgring

Record breaking Nissan GT-R Nismo hits the Nurburgring

Nissan has revealed the latest edition of the GT-R, demonstrating a Nismo version of the model alongside the release. 

The Japanese manufacturer is intent on bringing the best and most evolved vehicles to the market, and the GT-R aims for exactly that. 

A new refreshed version of the GT-R delivers increased levels of sophistication but has refused to limit the performance values to achieve this. Recalibrated suspension and better road-holding make the car a classier ride and delivers a "multi-dimensional" performance. 

Furthermore, Nissan has released an additional GT-R under the companies performance flagship - Nismo. 

Also available with track options, the GT-R Nismo took to the Nurburgring track to test its abilities. After completing a lap of the German circuit in just seven minutes and 8.679 seconds, the effort earned the model a record for the fastest volume production car to take to the hallowed asphalt. It also pushed its performance close to what is managed by ultra high-performance cars. 

Michael Krumm, Nissan racing pilot and test-driver, was behind the wheel to make the record breaking circuit completion. 

"We had a fantastic time attacking the N´┐Żrburgring," he said. "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."  

Following its efforts, chief executive of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, said the car had achieved the "gold standard" for performance. 

The manufacturer has revealed that the Nismo will go on sale in Europe later in 2014, and motorists will be eager to get their hands on the model. 

Motorsport-inspired technologies assists the car in its charge to a top speed of 300 km/h (186mph), with the smooth, aerodynamic body shape helping to provide the 100kg of downforce that helps it stay glued to the track. 

Under the bonnet can be found a powerful 3.8-litre V6 VR38DETT engine that can generate 591hp (441kw) of power, as well as 481 lb ft (652 Nm) of torque. The technology is able to breathe through high-flow, large diameter turbochargers - as used for cars built for GT3 racing. 

The fluid body design is also made to be rigid and robust, using a bodyshell developed using adhesive bonding and spot welding. 

Nissan hasn't neglected the inside either, using expert craftmanship and an optimised driving position to enable the person behind the wheel to push the car to its very limit. The seats are also ergonomically designed to increase comfort. 

Again, precise construction specifications and materials helps to keep the GT-R both comfortable and quick off the mark. 

The steering has also been fine-tuned in order to minimise the effort needed when driving in more built up areas, without diminishing its abilities at greater speeds. 

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