As you can read in the title, the Nissan GT-R managed to do a lap on the famous Nürburgring or Nordschleife in only 7:29 minutes, which makes him join the fastest car on the Ring. This amazing time was set with a production ready GT-R driven by testdriver Tochio Suzuki. The time is not only nice but also bad news for the European supercar producers. Especially when you know that the GT-R V-spec sprints around the track in ly 7:25 minutes… Press release after the jump…
(CASCAIS, Portugal, 1st May 2008) – Nissan today announced that its GT-R supercar achieved a lap time at the infamous Nurburgring in Germany of seven minutes and 29 seconds. Recorded on April 16 and 17, the GT-R used was a base specification car and fitted with the standard Japanese market tires. Driven by GT-R chief test driver Tochio Suzuki, this latest lap time beats the previous fastest time for the GT-R by nine seconds.
The previous best lap time for GT-R of 7:38, also driven by Suzuki, was one of the fastest laps achieved by a production car despite conditions being slightly damp on two corners.
“At last year’s testing, we were frustrated by the conditions at the Nurburgring, always believing that the GT-R could go under seven minutes 30 seconds.