2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Gets Power Boost


  • 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Picture

    2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Picture

    The 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo broke cover ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show. | November 18, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo churns out 591 horsepower, thanks to several upgrades.
  • The Nissan GT-R Nismo will be available in the U.S., Japan and Europe in 2014.
  • Pricing was not announced, but it is expected to come in at under $200,000.

TOKYO — The 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo churns out 591 horsepower, thanks to several upgrades. It is set for an unveiling at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Show.

The Nissan GT-R Nismo will be available in the U.S., Japan and Europe in 2014.

Pricing was not announced, but it is expected to come in at under $200,000.

Nissan is calling the top-of-the-line GT-R, the "ultimate iteration" of the supercar. The base model delivers 545 horsepower.

The improvements to the GT-R Nismo, which delivers 479 pound-feet of torque — up from 463 lb-ft of torque in the base car — are due in part to enlarged turbos derived from the units on the GT-R Nismo GT3 racecar. Maximum power is reached at 6,800 rpm versus 6,400 rpm in the standard car.

New body elements include a rear trunk-mounted spoiler, front carbon bumper and lower front undercover. Taken together, Nissan says the advanced aerodynamics on the supercar generate over 220 pounds of additional downforce at 186 mph.

The cabin gets carbon-fiber-backed Recaro seats and a special steering wheel design with three spokes, a red center mark and red stitching.

Nissan is expected to announce the GT-R Nismo’s laptime shortly.

Edmunds says: Nissan continues to bolster the GT-R's reputation as a world-class sports car with a never-ending stream of improvements.

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