2013 Nissan GT-R Nurburgring Lap Time to Be 8 Seconds Shorter

As we're moving closer and closer to 2012, what else can we think about if not... 2013 cars? And what vehicle can be more interesting than the 2013 Nissan GT-R?
The new model year will bring changes all over the place, but, as usual, we're most interested in the tech area. The crew over at Pistonheads has had the chance to serve a cup of coffee (the kind with brake dust topping) with Kazutoshi Mizuno, 'father of the GT-R' at a restaurant called "Silverstone racetrack" and report that we are in for quite a big surprise: a Nurburgring lap time that will surpass all expectations.

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.
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