A prototype for the Nismo Nissan GT-R has been caught near the Nürburgring, as it was prepped for some expected hot laps on the famous race/test track. There are rumors that this Nismo version of the GT-R will be an even hotter version of the already-formidable sport coupe, thanks to the always-welcome combination of lighter weight and more power. The engine is rumored to produce 570 hp.
Recent reports have the Nismo GT-R being tweaked and honed by the offshoot of the Williams F1 Team—Williams Advanced Engineering—leading to a number of aerodynamic advancements, which show themselves in some of the new sculpting around the rear flanks and the massive rear wing that was affixed to some of the prototypes.
Autocar magazine has quoted a supposed insider that claims the Nismo GT-R will achieve a 0–60 sprint of 2.0 seconds. Those claims seem outlandish, but the specter of such acceleration will certainly have everyone waiting for the official performance numbers when this model makes its debut at November's Tokyo Motor Show.
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