Nissan GT-R Nismo in the Works as New Nismo Era Begins


  • 2014 Nissan GT-R Picture

    2014 Nissan GT-R Picture

    The Nissan GT-R is on deck to get the Nismo treatment. | February 25, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • A Nissan GT-R Nismo is in the works, as the automaker kicks off what it calls a "new era" for the Nismo performance and motorsports brand.
  • No word yet on launch date or pricing for the GT-R Nismo.
  • "It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R," said Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn in a statement.

YOKOHAMA, Japan — A Nissan GT-R Nismo is in the works, as the automaker kicks off what it calls a "new era" for the Nismo performance and motorsports brand.

No word yet on launch date or pricing for the GT-R Nismo.

"It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R," said Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn in a statement late Monday. "The standard production model is a global supercar, and the GT-R's performance on track reflects the passion and talents of the Nismo team. The GT-R Nismo will be special and I can't wait to drive it."

Nissan said that Nismo is set to "play an even more prominent role for the company's performance car and motorsports activities."

Nismo is charged with creating a range of affordable performance Nissan models from "small cars to flagship sports cars," the automaker said. The new range of Nismo performance models will be built on the same production lines as their standard counterparts. Nissan is promising "at least one model every year."

Nissan's global motorsports program also will be managed by Nismo.

Word of the ambitious plans for the Nismo brand came as Nissan opened the new Nismo global headquarters and development center here.

Edmunds says: Nissan fleshes out its Nismo brand beyond the Nissan Juke Nismo and the 2014 Nissan 370Z Nismo.

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