Nissan has just released the following five second long clip on its YouTuber channel to tease the official Nurburgring laptime for the upcoming 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo.
As you could imagine, very little can be crammed into five seconds and the most telling information about this video can actually be found in the description. It says that “Somewhere in the world, speed just got a new look…”. Now it is obvious in this clip that it is the Nurburgring in question, but apart from that, very little can be said about this clip.
However, it is entitled #zerocompeitition. Is this suggesting that the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo has lapped the Nurburgring faster than the Porsche 918 Spyder’s 6:57 to become the world’s fastest globally homologated road car? Well, we will have to wait until the Tokyo Motor Show 2013 to find out!
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition
To make sure the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo was as fast as possible around the facility, Nissan’s engineering, sales and marketing boss Andy Palmer recently confirmed that four different test drivers were used to extract the full potential out of the Japanese supercar.
One of those was former Formula One racer Sebastien Buemi. He was also likely the man to set the fastest time with Palmer stating, “Sebastien is a sensational driver. He was flat-out in places that other people brake in. His lack of experience at the ‘Ring didn’t hold him back.”
As it stands, the fastest time around the Nurburgring set by a Nissan GT-R was set last year at 7 minutes and 18 seconds. However, with the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo promising to be the most potent and track-oriented GT-R ever, that laptime will inevitably tumble.