The Nissan GT-R Nismo Nordschleife Record Car Wasn't Stock

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Honestly, we're a bit fed up with the whole Nurburgring records galore that started to take place in the last half a decade or so.
It doesn't mean that we don't find Nuburgring Nordschleife lap times relevant, because we actually do, but we disapprove with the entire commotion around breaking records on the legendary Green Hell, especially when they are engulfed in mystery.

By far the most mysterious Nordschleife record lap times are those set by the Nissan GT-R (R35) - records that have been achieved so far by Nissan only, with Nissan cars and Nissan drivers.

The last one was beyond mysterious, though, as it managed to blow almost every other production supercar and even hypercars out of the water.

We are naturally talking about the latest Nissan GT-R Nismo and its 7:08.679 Nurburgring Nordschleife lap time, which Nissan is going to use as a very powerful marketing machine from now on.

Well, despite what everyone who heard about the lap time is thinking, the car used wasn't a stock 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo, but was specifically-modified for the record attempt.

According to Piston Heads, who actually talked to the Nismo engineers who prepared the model, the “record car” had “bigger spoilers for more downforce, different dampers and brake pads, bucket seats that contributed to a significant 50 kg weight saving and a new ECU map. Together those modifications could count for several seconds around the ‘ring, but perhaps even more significantly the car used to set the time had been tuned specifically for the Nordschleife, as NISMO’s engineers confess.”

To keep the conspiracy fire burning, the above quote has been deleted from the original article on Piston Heads, which you can read here.
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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