Nissan will soon have the fastest production car to its credit when it will launch the GT-R Nismo at the Tokyo Motor Show to be held in November. If what is heard by a prominent motoring website from an insider is true, the GT-R will spring into action and reach 0-100 km/hr in two seconds flat. That means hurting the Bugatti Veyron’s ego. Nismo, the performance division of Nissan has jointly worked with Williams Advanced Engineering to achieve this jaw dropping performance.
Under the hood will be a 3.8-litre, six-cylinder, twin-turbocharged engine further tuned to extract more power. The GT-R generates a power of 542 BHP. While the two second timing to reach 0-100 km/hr cannot be grounded as a fact until the launch, but Nissan has confirmed that the GT-R Nismo will be faster and more powerful than its predecessor. The current time is 2.7 seconds. Even the 2.7 seconds was an improvement over the 2.8 seconds from the GT-R’s previous version and so on. It only kept reducing from 3.5 seconds over a period of six years.
While the engine plays its vital role, another major factor in consideration has to be the weight. A much lesser kerb weight is expected from the GT-R Nismo. Design and style tweaks will follow for sleeker stance and to increase the downforce. Coming from the Nismo stable, it will be more sportier with air inlet ports, aggressive exhausts and carbon-fibre trim. This is proof that there is still a lot of untapped energy ready to shoot to fame in the auto world. Anyways, the folks at Bugatti aren’t going to be happy nor will they be mute on this. They will surely answer the question the Nissan GT-R Nismo throws at it. What’s your timing?
Source – AutoExpress