Nissan is returning to the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas from November 4 to 7.
Featuring a special “NISMO Lounge,” the Nissan booth will place special emphasis on NISMO-branded production vehicles, performance parts and aftermarket accessories. On display will be the new 600-horsepower 2015 GT-R NISMO factory supercar and a Nissan 370Z NISMO safety vehicle, fresh off its official duties in the recent Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) race in Austin, Texas.
The new Nissan GT-R Track Edition, which makes its U.S. debut at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, is the third and most exclusive model in the 2014 GT-R lineup. Designed to take Nissan’s legendary 545-horsepower street supercar even closer to a pure motorsports competition machine, it features a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts and a lightweight quilted cloth mat where the rear seats usually reside. It is set to go on sale at select GT-R certified Nissan dealerships nationwide beginning in May 2013. Production will be limited to 150 cars for the U.S. market.
Nissan GT-R just gets better and better every year and 2013 will be no exception. The new 2013 Nissan GT-R now has enhanced response, better stability and sharper handling. The model will go on sale in the spring next year, showing-off its new four-wheel drive and great responsiveness.
The original version launched back at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show delivered a total amount of 473 HP; the most recent model – Model Year 2012 – went up to an impressive 530 HP; and things aren’t slowing down for the Japanese automaker. In fact, this Nissan model has received a round of improvements, which complement perfectly the “beast” which seeps under its good: the 550 horsepower (405 kW) 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine.
The GT-R made 10.504 seconds at 1/4 mile with 235.60 km/h at 1/4 mile and 25.187 seconds with 337.07 km/h at 1 mile. The Porsche was slightly slower at 1 mile with 25.807 seconds and 316.62 km/h, but faster at 1/4 mile – 10.418 seconds and 226.27 km/h.