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Nissan GT-R Nurburgring Record Update

April 17, 2009 Comments off

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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Nissan GT-R Nurburgring Record Beaten – 7:27.56 for Base Model

April 16, 2009 Comments off


The assault on the Nurburgring for 2009 has begun as promised. After just a few testing days Nissan Chief Test Driver Toshio Suzuki-san has managed to beat his previous best of 7:29 in a base model series II Nissan GT-R with a 7:27.56 lap. The car was standard except for being fitted with optional Nismo ClubSport package Rays 20″ forged aluminium wheels. Dunlop tires were fitted to the Rays wheels.

The laptime was set at 6.52pm on the 15th of April. Ambient temperature was 21 degrees C, track temp was 26 degrees and relative humidity was 25%. They’re back out again today trying to go faster again.

As promised, to keep everything above board, members of the press were in attendance as well as representatives from Porsche Stuttgart.

Why exactly they’re using this combination of wheels and tires we will hope to find out soon. We’re also chasing up some further imagery to show you. As for the photo you see above – it is not the car in question but is a SpecV Nissan GT-R being tested at the Nurburgring earlier this week.

Photo: Mark aus Moers