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- 7 minutes 8.679 seconds to lap the Nürburgring
YOKOHAMA, Japan (20 November 2013) – Demonstrating Nissan’s commitment to the constant refinement and improvement of its iconic performance flagship, the newly upgraded Nissan GT-R has lapped the fearsome Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany in just 7 minutes 8.679 seconds1.
The lap time was recorded by Michael Krumm, a Nissan racing pilot and test-driver, behind the wheel of a 2014 Nissan GT-R NISMO*. The record time for a volume production car clearly moves the Nissan GT-R even deeper into the territory of Nordschleife lap times achieved by other ultra-high-performance cars.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says this is the fastest Nissan GT-R ever. “With this lap time, we can authoritatively say that the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO* holds the volume production car lap record at the Nordschleife, which is the gold standard of high performance achievement.”
Michael Krumm said, “We had a fantastic time attacking the Nürburgring. I had so much fun out there. The car gave me so much confidence, but also it is really enjoyable. The Nissan GT-R NISMO* is a really engaging, rewarding car and, of course, super-super-fast.”
Date of time attack: September 30th, 2013
Tested vehicle: Nissan GT-R NISMO with track options
Specifications of the track options: Aerodynamics tuning, weight reduction, and suspension tuning
The updated Nissan GT-R will be available in Japan from December, and in the U.S. and Europe in early 2014. It is currently scheduled for Australian release in March next year. The GT-R NISMO will go on sale in Japan from February 2014 and later in the same year in Europe and the U.S. This version is not scheduled for Australian release.