2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO Slated for July 31 U.S. Release
Price of Admission for 'Ring Record Holder Starts at $149,990
The fastest "volume production car" ever to hit the Nürburgring—the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO—will come with an MSRP of $149,990 when it goes on sale on July 31, 2014, at U.S. dealerships.
As a reminder, the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO covered Germany's famed road course in a mere 7:08.679; for what it's worth, that's No. 4 on the list of top 100 Nürburgring lap times posted at the aptly named NurburgringLapTimes.com, and follows just a pair of cars from Radical, a small but successful supercar maker from the UK, and the ultra-high-performance Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid—all three of which recorded sub-7:00 lap times on the track.
That kind of performance is about what you'd expect from a fully NISMO-fied version of the 2015 Nissan GT-R, as the automaker's motorsports division has given Godzilla the full treatment here, including:
- New engine tuning that enables 600 hp and 481 lb.-ft. from the car's 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6, representing increases of 55 hp and 18 lb.-ft. of torque
- Suspension improvements that reduce weight while improving stiffness
- Specific NISMO body modifications for improved aerodynamics and an extra 220 lbs. of downforce at 185 mph (compared to other 2015 Nissan GT-R models)
- Cabin upgrades like Recaro front seats and an 11-speaker Bose sound system custom tailored for Nissan.
- Five exterior colors—Solid Red, Jet Black, Super Silver, Pearl White and Matte Gray
Then, along with the NISMO edition, the 2015 Nissan GT-R lineup will feature a trio of other models, starting with the GT-R Premium that's priced from $101,770 with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6. Drivers enjoy a hefty 545 hp and 463 lb.-ft. of torque from that unit, complemented by further standard performance enhancers like a hi-po all-wheel-drive system, multi-mode Vehicle Dynamic Control, Brembo brakes and a paddle-shifting sequential six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2015 Nissan GT-R Black Edition (MSRP: $111,510) ups the ante in the style department, with a blackout appearance package that also boasts Recaro front seats and more premium touches. The final member of the roster, the 2015 Nissan GT-R Track Edition, is scheduled to go on sale July 31 along with the NISMO variant, and will provide its own track-target performance upgrades, albeit without the NISMO-exclusive enhancements that distinguish the range topper—and with an MSRP of $115,710.