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7:26.7 at Nurburgring – Nissan’s Official Announcement

May 14, 2009 Comments off


Well we had the advanced warning for Porsche back in late April but today Nissan has made it 100% official with a press release and some further details. Too bad for them.

Nissan’s Chief Test Driver Toshio Suzuki has bested even his amazing previous laptimes with a scorching 7:26.7 in a standard base model Nissan GT-R on standard Dunlop run flat summer tires.

Nissan has stated that they also followed the standard testing points used by respected SportAuto Magazine.

Check after the jump for the English version of the press release…

Photo: Kislik (C) 2009
Source: 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