Nissan Wows Tokyo Motor Show with GT-R Nismo

As one of the surefire highlights of the automotive show season, the Tokyo Motor Show makes for an ideal stage for automakers to show off their latest and greatest-and Nissan showed no mercy. After a few strategic leaked stats and images to whet appetites the world over, the company unveiled the much-anticipated Nissan GT-R Nismo.

Fast is undoubtedly the first word to come to mind when pondering the 591-hp, 481 lb-ft torque beauty. It's said to be able to go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in a mere 2.5 seconds. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn certainly utilized a 'show, don't tell' method in demonstrating the car's potential, referring to the GT-R Nismo's 7:08 lap time at Germany's Nurburgring-considered by many to be one of the world's most difficult circuits. This qualifies the GT-R Nismo's standing as one of the fastest volume production cars to grace the circuit.

Nissan's engineers drew inspiration from the automaker's existing GT-R, using it as a model for the individual ignition timing control for each cylinder, fuel pump, and exhaust system to optimize the 3.8L twin-turbo V6 that acts as the heart of the operation. A lowered centre of gravity and a tweaked suspension set-up provides improve stabilization and grip in times of sharp turns and twists. Alongside the classic white, the GT-R Nismo also comes in a new Dark Matte Grey; its interiors boast an appropriately bold red stitching.

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