Nissan GT-R to better time at Nurburgring

Nissan GT-R to better time at Nurburgring

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Just a few days ago, it was officially announced that Nissan would be heading back to the Green Hell a.k.a Nurburgring in an attempt to better the GT-R’s 7 minute, 29 second lap time. Now it looks like the company isn’t just out for personal improvement. Rather, Nissan is seeking total domination. A car magazine recently got some interview time with Chief Test Driver Toshio Suzuki. What does he have to say about heading back to Germany, complete with a 2010 Series II GT-R? Suzuki and the top brass at Nissan claim they’re aiming for Corvette ZR1-bettering times, which means at least a 7 minute, 26 second run.

Nissan fans are hoping for something in the 7:20 to 7:22 range. While that’s not impossible, it is very optimistic. Dropping nine seconds off a lap time at the ‘Ring’ would usually takes more than 5 extra horsepower and slightly stickier tires. All that’s missing now is Porsche to get involved and round two of the Porsche vs Nissan spat could flare up again.

Nissan renault eng

Just a few days ago, it was officially announced that Nissan would be heading back to the Green Hell a.k.a Nurburgring in an attempt to better the GT-R’s 7 minute, 29 second lap time. Now it looks like the company isn’t just out for personal improvement. Rather, Nissan is seeking total domination. A car magazine recently got some interview time with Chief Test Driver Toshio Suzuki. What does he have to say about heading back to Germany, complete with a 2010 Series II GT-R? Suzuki and the top brass at Nissan claim they’re aiming for Corvette ZR1-bettering times, which means at least a 7 minute, 26 second run.

Nissan fans are hoping for something in the 7:20 to 7:22 range. While that’s not impossible, it is very optimistic. Dropping nine seconds off a lap time at the ‘Ring’ would usually takes more than 5 extra horsepower and slightly stickier tires. All that’s missing now is Porsche to get involved and round two of the Porsche vs Nissan spat could flare up again.

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