At this point, some of you might say that 'Ring times are all about marketing and that they do not reflect the real-world situations, but this is not the case with the GT-R, which is one of the most practical supercars of all time.
Moving on... under the hood, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 unit will be persuaded to deliver around 560 hp, instead of the 530 hp it delivers today, while the suspension will be tweaked for right-hand-drive models, using an asymmetrical setup that aims to counterbalance the extra 50 kg (110 lbs) of the steering components.
The aerodynamics and cooling will also be enhanced, thanks to the use of front fascia changes.
Now, about that 'Ring time: Mizuno says that the revamped GT-R is faster through every corner by between 5-8 km/h and also 5 km/h faster on the final straight.
He explained that all those differences should up to a lap time improvement of at least 7-8 seconds (the current GT-R sits a 7 minutes and 24 seconds).
We've saved the best (info) for last: the updated 2013 Nissan GT-R is set to debut next week.