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Nissan Reveal GT-R NISMO's Europe and UK Prices

BY Azfar Hashim

The high-performance car will go on sale November 1st

The ultra-desirable flagship of the Nissan GT-R range – the GT-R NISMO – will go on sale from 1 November, with prices now confirmed for the first time. The GT-R NISMO costs €184,950 (SGD$281,970) in Germany and France, and £149,995 (SGD$253,843) in the UK – the model’s three key markets in Europe. Prices in other countries may vary slightly, according to Nissan UK.

Like the standard car, the GT-R NISMO’s front end features a fresh face with a dramatic new bumper. However on this model, it is made entirely from carbon fibre to reduce weight. Then to help cool the car’s high-output engine, the dark chrome V-motion grille has been enlarged to collect more air; the redesign has been carefully shaped to improve airflow around the vehicle and generate a high level of downforce, while at the same time directing air around the wheels to improve the aerodynamics. The GT-R NISMO generates more downforce than any other Nissan production car to date, which results in exceptional high-speed stability.

Power comes from a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 delivering 592 bhp; the engine features a pair of high-flow, large diameter turbochargers used in GT3 competition, and power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch paddleshift gearbox. 

The performance of the all-wheel-drive GT-R NISMO has also been upgraded, thanks in part to the standard model’s significantly reinforced body structure. This allowed the engineering team to further refine the GT-R NISMO’s shock absorbers, springs and stabilisers. When combined with the car’s increase in downforce, the result is the most dynamically capable GT-R NISMO, ever. This is evidenced by the car’s improved slalom times and superior cornering performance, both of which are nearly 2% better than the previous version. Despite its more potent nature, the new GT-R NISMO boasts better overall balance than before, evolving into a car that can be enjoyed on both winding roads and race circuits.

A more premium and sophisticated interior is one of the key enhancements to the new GT-R, and the NISMO version is no exception. The redesigned dashboard, steering wheel and centre armrest are covered with high-quality Alcantara leather. Unique to this version are the leather-covered Recaro carbon bucket seats with red Alcantara inserts.