2010 Nissan GT-R Beats Nurburgring Record. Again
On April the 17th, the GT-R established a new record, completing the track in 7:27:56. But they did not stop there. On April 23, they gave it another shot and the results of that run were made public today. The Nissan GT-R has now raised the stakes, managing a lap time of 7:26:70.
To give you an idea of the track evolution of the GT-R, we will remind you the previous times scored by it. In September 2007, it managed a lap time of 7 minutes 38 seconds, while one year ago they registered 7 minutes 29 seconds.
"This record demonstrates our commitment to the continuous evolution of the Nissan GT-R," Kazutoshi Mizuno, chief vehicle engineer and chief vehicle specialist said in the Nissan release. "We would like to continue delivering the passion and pride of ownership to our customers by improving its performance every year."
The 2010 model year Nissan GT-R managed to beat its own previous record thanks to its upgraded 3.6l twin-turbo V6 providing 485 horsepower (up from the 480 horsepower of the previous version) controlled through paddle-shifted dual clutch rear transmission.
As for the market debut for the GT-R, well, it already made it. It was launched in Japan in December 2008, in the US in March this year and in Europe and Australia in April. In Europe, the Nissan GT-R is still in process of being delivered.