The 2010 Nissan GT-R has been slightly updated with more 5HP, revised dual-clutch transmission with updated launch control, a bigger fuel tank, new tires and a retuned suspension. The 2009 Nissan GT-R has posted a lap time of 7:29 seconds on the Nurburgring, faster than the Porsche 911 Turbo. But the 2010 GT-R managed to be faster by 1.44 seconds. Nissan took a Japanese specification GT-R, running on Dunlop tyres with RAYS forged alloy wheels (V-spec equipment) and recorded a blistering lap time of 7:27.56.
However the GT-R is far from being the fastest at the Ring, with the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the Dodge Viper ACR being faster by 5 full seconds. The 2010 GT-Rs lap was in dusty and sandy conditions and thus Nissan plans to have another run at the Ring to claim the record. Looks like this is one big round of ring-a-ring-o-roses.