NIssan GT-R to return to ‘the Ring’

NIssan GT-R to return to ‘the Ring’

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The Nissan GT-R has a very special relationship with the famed Nurburgring in Germany. It has helped bring the track back into the headlines by beating much more expensive cars with a blistering, though unofficial, lap time of 7 minutes, 29 seconds. That number has since been eclipsed by the Corvette ZR1 and Dodge Viper ACR, but remains ahead of the GT2 despite Porsche’s accusation that Nissan ran a modified GT-R. The GT-R is getting some upgrades for 2010, and Nissan is reportedly headed back to the ‘Ring to see what it’ll do. The changes include a slight increase in power to 485 PS, or about a 5-horsepower bump, as well as a new compound Dunlop tyre and suspension tweaks. Other mods include a larger fuel tank and some very minor cosmetic changes that will make no difference on the track. For now its hard to tell how much extra pace the 2010 upgrades will get the GT-R, but Nissan probably wouldn’t make the trip if it didn’t believe time gains were possible.

Nissan GT-R 1

The Nissan GT-R has a very special relationship with the famed Nurburgring in Germany. It has helped bring the track back into the headlines by beating much more expensive cars with a blistering, though unofficial, lap time of 7 minutes, 29 seconds. That number has since been eclipsed by the Corvette ZR1 and Dodge Viper ACR, but remains ahead of the GT2 despite Porsche’s accusation that Nissan ran a modified GT-R. The GT-R is getting some upgrades for 2010, and Nissan is reportedly headed back to the ‘Ring to see what it’ll do. The changes include a slight increase in power to 485 PS, or about a 5-horsepower bump, as well as a new compound Dunlop tyre and suspension tweaks. Other mods include a larger fuel tank and some very minor cosmetic changes that will make no difference on the track. For now its hard to tell how much extra pace the 2010 upgrades will get the GT-R, but Nissan probably wouldn’t make the trip if it didn’t believe time gains were possible.

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