Developing an engineering masterpiece like the brand new 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo isn’t an easy task. It requires fierce determination, incredible skill and extensive testing.
In order to give us a glimpse into the creation of the recently revealed 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo, Nissan has released the following 26 minute video giving us a glimpse into just how prolonged and extensive the development and testing phase of the Nissan GT-R Nismo was! In fact, the very first track test of the GT-R Nismo took place on June 23rd at the Sendai Highland Raceway.
Under the hood, the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo features the familiar 3.8-litre V6 VR38DETT engine. It benefits from Nismo’s motorsport expertise with engine power now increase up to 591 hp and 652 Nm of torque. To release the extra power, Nismo fitted new high-flow, large diameter turbochargers, which come directly from GT3 racing. Nismo have also optimised the individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump improve combustion.
At the chassis end of the package, Nismo have worked with Bilstein to develop springs and custom Bilstein DampTronic dampers for the front and rear suspension. Three suspension modes can be selected; Comfort, Normal and R for circuit applications. Exclusive Dunlop tyres are also fitted in sizing 255/40 ZRF20 at the front and 285/35 ZRF20 at the rear.