Nissan GT-R Nismo, Possibly Hit 60 In 2.0 Seconds
According to a recent report in Auto Express, the forthcoming Nissan GT-R NISMO may post a brutally quick 0-60 time of two seconds flat, a detail supposedly sprung from an unnamed source during the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed.
An engineer for British firm Williams Advance Engineering (as in Williams F1), which recently entered an agreement to assist in the development of NISMO models, told Auto Express that, “You’d be surprised at how much room for improvement there is—even with a car like the GT-R.”
If the GT-R NISMO does indeed hit the two-second mark, it will become the new benchmark for production-car acceleration, leapfrogging the $2-million-plus 2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which hits benchmark speed in around 2.4 seconds. But then doing more with less has always been part of what the GT-R is all about, right?
When reached for comment, Nissan offered only a coy, “Well, we’re at 2.7 now . . . ”, referencing Nissan’s stated time for the GT-R Track Edition. C/D has previously recorded a 2012 GT-R as doing the deed in 2.9 seconds, but at warp speeds like these, shaving tenths becomes a monumental task. Of the NISMO version, Nissan did add that we will “see the car soon enough, and it will be available in the U.S.” Nissan’s lineup of NISMO-badged production vehicles currently encompasses the Juke and the 370Z.