It seems as though the ongoing NÃ¼rburgring Nordschleife lap time battle waged by Nissan against Porsche is set for another salvo, with details surfacing of a new lightweight GT-R V-spec model. As it is, the much publicised performance of the standard 352kW GT-R is nothing short of spectacular. It completes the sprint from rest to 100km/h in just 3.5 seconds and couples that with a 7 minute 38 second Nordschleife lap time (see youtube clip below). The Nissan’s time is two seconds faster than Porsche’s latest 911 Turbo, all at a relative fraction of the purchase price, of course.
Porsche hit back at Nissan with the release of their 911 GT2 and a Walter RÃ¶hrl driven lap time of 7 minutes 32 seconds. Nissan is after NÃ¼rburgring bragging rights again with its new V-spec. Chasing a lap time of sub 7 minutes 25 seconds, which would give the Japanese company the outright record for road going production cars, Nissan has plans to increase power of the twin turbo 3.8 litre V6 by around 6okW, taking the final figure to an impressive 410kW (550bhp). Factor in a 150kg weight loss program and you can see why Nissan has high hopes for this car’s potential on the Nordschleife.
Until further details on the V-spec emerge we’ll have to make do with this clip below of the standard GT-R setting a 7 minute 38 second Nordschleife lap time. Also check out this article, including short video clip, where the lads from Edmunds.com spent a day with Nissan’s engineers at the Ring. Enjoy!