Hot off the presses, Nissan is claiming a new Nürburgring Nordschleife record for the GT-R. The new time is 7 minutes 27.56 seconds.
The new time was set almost one year to the day after the previous best time of 7 minutes 29.03 seconds. With Nissan planning another assault in the next 24 hours, there could be more news tomorrow.
Debate surrounds the time set in April last year, with claims the car was using semi-slick tyres. However, this year, Nissan has declared from the outset that the time was set in an ever so slightly modified car, describing the car used as “a Japanese specification GT-R, running on Dunlop tyres with RAYS forged alloy wheels (V-spec equipment)”.
Nissan’s statement is available below.
UPDATE 17 April: Dale from bridgetogantry tells us that the follow up session was aborted due to light rain. So, it looks like we may need to wait until later in the month for more news from Nissan. They will most likely have the Spec V out on track, as well, so expectations will be high.
Nissan GT-R Snares New Nurburgring Record
The all-conquering Nissan GT-R supercar has set another lap record at the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany.
A Japanese specification GT-R, running on Dunlop tyres with RAYS forged alloy wheels (V-spec equipment) recorded a blistering 7min 27.56 secs yesterday.
Driven by Nissan’s Chief test driver Toshio Suzuki (who recently demonstrated the GT-R to the Australian media in Sydney at Eastern Creek Raceway) piloted the performance coupe.
Although dry, the track surface grip was impaired by dust and sand. Under the direction of Nissan GT-R Chief Vehicle Engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno, and depending on conditions, the Nissan test team will attempt another record at the ‘Ring tomorrow.