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Nissan GT-R Nurburgring Record Update

April 17, 2009

Nissan GT-R Laps Nurburgring in 7:27

Nissan’s success at the Nurburgring resounded throughout the motoring world today. With the goal of beating their previous best laptime set in April 2008 achieved the team is seen here celebrating. You can also see in this above photograph the actual car that was used in setting the laptime, a base model, Silver, Japanese specification car shod with SpecV wheels and Dunlop tires.

While the dust was settling on that achievement though the team was back out the next day trying again for a better time in the base model car. It was not to be however and the session was unfortunately rained out before a serious attempt at bettering 7:27.56 could be made.

Check the press release on this from Nissan after the jump…

Photos: Nissan

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April 16, 2009

NISSAN GT-R SNARES NEW NURBURGRING RECORD

The all-conquering Nissan GT-R supercar has set another lap record at the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany.

A Japanese specification GT-R, running on Dunlop tyres with RAYS forged alloy wheels (V-spec equipment) recorded a blistering 7min 27.56 secs yesterday.

Driven by Nissan’s Chief test driver Toshio Suzuki (who recently demonstrated the GT-R to the Australian media in Sydney at Eastern Creek Raceway) piloted the performance coupe.

Although dry, the track surface grip was impaired by dust and sand.

Under the direction of Nissan GT-R Chief Vehicle Engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno, and depending on conditions, the Nissan test team will attempt another record at the ‘Ring tomorrow.