NISMO GT-R CONFIRMED!

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It was only a matter of time, but finally, we can expect to see Nismo's hotted-up version of the R35 GT-R. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd announced today that Nismo is developing a new, higher-powered road version of the GT-R. It will show up within a year, the Nismo GT-R will be the third Nismo-badged model to emerge from Nissan’s performance-orientated brand as part of a strategy to add exciting performance models across the Nissan range. (Photos have yet to be released. Shown here are the new Track Edition and racecar, below.)

“It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R,” said Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn. “The standard road car 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.”

According to Nissan, the Nismo team’s intimate knowledge of the GT-R comes from their involvement in racing the GT-R and is a good precursor to the development of the new Nismo super road car.

“We know that enthusiasts around the world will be itching to know more about the forthcoming GT-R Nismo,” said Shoichi Miyatani, president of Nismo. “It’s too preliminary to share any details yet, but fans can be certain we’ll be applying all of our motorsport expertise to creating a GT-R Nismo worthy of the name.”

The standard 2013 Nissan GT-R has just received evolutionary design and engineering enhancements based around feedback from competing in last year’s 24-Hours Nürburgring, and its success in Super GT and Global GT series.  

Technical specifications and performance figures will be released closer to launch.