Upgraded Nissan GT-R improves lap time at Nurburgring

Upgraded Nissan GT-R improves lap time at Nurburgring

Nissan GT-R Nurburgring

Last year Nissan stunned the automotive world when it took it’s R35 GT-R around the Nurburgring and posted a super quick initial time of 7:29 (topping Porsche’s best). But it just wasn’t enough and the automaker’s engineers went back to the garage looking for a little extra for 2010. They came back with a slightly updated version, with five extra horsepower and revised dual-clutch transmission with updated launch control, plus a bigger fuel tank, new tyres and a retuned suspension. So what effect did these upgrades have on the GT-R’s ‘Ring run? About a second and a half off the record, which now stands for the Nissan supercar at an awesome 7:27.56.

According to Nissan, the time was posted using a 2010 GT-R with the optional V-Spec wheels and tyres, driven by former F1 tester Toshio Suzuki. The time is super quick but it remains a second short of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s 7:26.4 and more than 5 seconds off the Dodge Viper ACR’s 7:22.1, so Nissan will be back at it shortly. Next time it should be without the dirt and dust which the Japanese team says was coating the track to impede its lap time.

Nissan GT-R Nurburgring

Last year Nissan stunned the automotive world when it took it’s R35 GT-R around the Nurburgring and posted a super quick initial time of 7:29 (topping Porsche’s best). But it just wasn’t enough and the automaker’s engineers went back to the garage looking for a little extra for 2010. They came back with a slightly updated version, with five extra horsepower and revised dual-clutch transmission with updated launch control, plus a bigger fuel tank, new tyres and a retuned suspension. So what effect did these upgrades have on the GT-R’s ‘Ring run? About a second and a half off the record, which now stands for the Nissan supercar at an awesome 7:27.56.

According to Nissan, the time was posted using a 2010 GT-R with the optional V-Spec wheels and tyres, driven by former F1 tester Toshio Suzuki. The time is super quick but it remains a second short of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1’s 7:26.4 and more than 5 seconds off the Dodge Viper ACR’s 7:22.1, so Nissan will be back at it shortly. Next time it should be without the dirt and dust which the Japanese team says was coating the track to impede its lap time.

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