Nissan GT-R NISMO raise won bar
A new significantly reinforced hood avoids deformation at extremely high speeds, allowing it to keep its aerodynamic shape.
The new 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO made its world debut May 27 at the famous Nurburgring racecourse, known as one of the longest and most challenging racetracks in the world.
This is also the place where the Nissan GT-R’s potent performance was honed, tuned and developed.
Like the GT-R Premium, the GT-R NISMO’s front-end features a freshened face highlighted by an aggressive new fascia.
To help cool the car’s high-output engine, the dark chrome “V-motion” grille has been enlarged to collect more air, without diminishing the car’s aerodynamic performance.
A new significantly reinforced hood avoids deformation at extremely high speeds, allowing it to keep its aerodynamic shape. Unlike the standard model, the front bumper of the GT-R NISMO – crafted with Takumi-like precision – feature layers of carbon-fibre sheets carefully overlapped to achieve the ideal amount of stiffness.
The canards have been designed to improve airflow around the vehicle and generate a high level of downforce, while at the same time, direct air around the wheelhouse to enhance aerodynamics.
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Overall, the car’s new shape generates more downforce than any other Nissan production car to date, resulting in exceptional high-speed stability.
The performance of the all-wheel-drive GT-R NISMO has also been upgraded, thanks in part to the standard model’s significantly reinforced body.
The GT-R’s special Bilstein DampTronic driver-adjustable system – which utilizes multiple vehicle inputs to provide appropriate damping forces and high level of control for a variety of driving situations – features a special NISMO-tuned shock absorber that more effectively transfers the power of the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, which still produces 600 hp, to the road surface.
Mated to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, it features a pair of high-flow, large diameter turbochargers used in GT3 competition.