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Nissan Press Release: Base Model Nissan GT-R Clocks a 7:29 Laptime @ Nurburgring

May 1, 2008

This is quite amazing. Sure we’ve all heard the 7:38 lap time was achieved on a partially damp track and that a 7:34 was achieved later but a 7:29 is off the charts. Read on!

[May. 01, 2008 – 11:00 AM CET]

– GT-R among the fastest ever production road cars at the ‘Ring’ –

(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.” said Kazutoshi Mizuno, Chief Vehicle Engineer for GT-R. “Below seven minutes 30 seconds, the GT-R proves it is among the fastest mass-production cars in the world. We set out to build a multi-performance supercar accessible to anyone, anytime and anywhere – I believe the GT-R has delivered that promise.”

Deliveries of the all-new GT-R began in Japan in December 2007. Sales in the US and Canada start in July and extend to Europe and other markets over the next 12 months.

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Source: Nissan Europe

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