The Nissan GT-R Nismo is set to be the fastest ever accelerating car, allegedly covering 0-60 miles per hour in just two seconds.
Nissan is due to launch the fastest ever accelerating production car ever when it unleashes the GT-R Nismo in November at the Tokyo Motor Show. According to an insider that spoke at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, the new model will cover 0-60 miles per hour in a flabbergasting 2 seconds. That will actually make it faster than hypercars that are worth over 1,000,000 such as the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, along withlightweight models like the Ariel Atom V8.
The unbelievable speed will partly be due to a boost in power for the twin turbo V6, though the kerbweight of the model is also expected to be slightly lower. The Nismo model is being developed along with the help of Williams Advanced Engineering, a British Company that also helped to create the Nissan Juke Nismo. A spokesperson from Williams Advanced Engineering said, it would surprise people at how much room for improvement there still is, even with a car such as this one. Though you would expect it to be all tuned to the maximum, it is actually very easy to make bigger gains.
As with other Nismo models, the GT-R will be getting a range of sporty style upgrades, these are likely to include plenty of red detailing, a lot of carbon fibre trim and a much more aggressive exhaust system.
Nissan have given no indication to what the model is going to cost
Nissan have given no indications as of yet as to what the model will cost, though people should expect to pay over £100,000 when it arrived in the United Kingdom early 2014.
Hiroshi Tamura, Nismo chief product specialist said at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July that Nismo was originally for petrolheads, though now there is much wider accessibility. He went on to say that Nismo is driven very much by customer demand so if they want diesels, then why not? Tamura wouldn’t confirm a Nismo diesel version of the new Volkswagen Golf rival, though he did say, we are looking to satisfy customers who have grown up tuning performance vehicles in Gran Turismo.