Last night’s media night organized by Nissan Philippines as a thank you to the media became the opportunity for them to start 2018 with a bang, and what a bang it is. After numerous spy shots of a Nissan GT-R Nismo being carried by a truck circulating over Facebook, Nissan Philippines has taken the wraps off and revealed last night the Nissan GT-R Nismo.
For those who’ve been living under a rock, or have not yet been introduced to the internet, the Nissan GT-R Nismo is the more insane, completely bonkers version of the Nissan GT-R R35. It uses the same twin turbo V6 engine from the standard GT-R, only this time, it’s bumped to 600 hp from 565 hp in the standard GT-R. 0-100 kph times have not been announced, but it’ll be surely still in the 2.8 second mark, if not faster.
Mere mortals will be able to differentiate the Nismo over the standard car thanks to its aggressive carbon fiber aero upgrades, notably the skirts around the car and its 20-inch forged ultra lightweight alloy wheels developed by Rays Engineering. This has been made in order to make the car more aerodynamic, thanks to its design and extreme stiffness. This Nismo GT-R is the stiffest, most aerodynamic Nissan to date, perfect for a car design to break lap records.
Inside, you’ll see slabs of alcantara replacing almost all other leather surfaces inside, in order to save weight, or make the car have a racier feel inside. The gauge cluster has also been revised, and the Recaro bucket seats are wrapped in leather and red alcantara inserts.
Changes in the shocks, springs, and stabilizers have enabled the GT-R’s engineers to improve the GT-R Nismo’s slalom performance by 2%, which means during high speed cornering and sudden changes in direction, the car stays stable, flat, and agile.
If you’re interested in the Nissan GT-R Nismo, start saving up, as this beast costs P13,200,000.