2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo: more power, more pace, new Nurburgring record

It’s been long rumoured, but finally Nissan has revealed its Nismo-tuned R35 Nissan GT-R.

The R35 Nissan GT-R Nismo features an tuned up version of the 3.8-litre VR38DETT twin-turbo V6 used in the regular GT-R range. Fitted with larger turbos and other mods, the 3.8-litre V6 turns out 441kW (600PS) of power and 652Nm (481lb-ft) of torque to all four wheels via a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. For those keeping count, that’s up 37kW and 24Nm on the regular 2013 R35 GT-R.

Nissan has yet to say how quickly the R35 GT-R Nismo will dispatch the 0-100km/h and 400m runs, nor what the car’s top speed is, but proudly boasts that it can lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7:08.679. This, according to Nissan, makes the GT-R Nismo the fastest volume production car around the Nurburgring. You can watch the record setting lap below; the excellent video captures the entire lap via a series of in-car cameras and features commentary from the driver, Nissan/Nismo’s Michael Krumm.

To help it around the Nurburgring and other tracks the GT-R Nismo is fitted with new front and rear spoilers and diffusers that generate extra downforce, 20-inch alloy wheels shod with exclusive Dunlop tyres, driver configurable (Comfort, Normal, R) Bilstein DampTronic dampers, a hollow rear anti-roll bar, a new carbon fibre rear wing, and extra spot welding for improved body rigidity.

On the inside the front seat passengers are treated to new Recaro sports racing bucket seats with a carbon fibre rear shell; an Alcantara-clad steering wheel; and copious amounts of red stitching and other red accents.

Other details

Tyres: Dunlop 255/40 ZRF20 (front), 285/35 ZRF20 (rear)
Colours: Brilliant white pearl, meteor flake pearl black, ultimate metallic silver, vibrant red (all shared with regular GT-R models); dark matte grey (exclusive to the GT-R Nismo)

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]