The regular 2015 Nissan GT-R which made its debut at the Geneva motor show, additionally, an even more potent GT-R Nismo with 600 horsepower and a stiffened suspension will arrive late in the year.
The regular of the GT-R is its powerplant, a hand-assembled twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 that pumps out 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. With the help of launch control, that output is sufficient to propel the coupe from 0 to 60 mph in an eye-popping 2.9 seconds.
The GT-R Nismo gets a massaged version of the company’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 making 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. That’s an increase of 55 hp and 18 lb-ft over the standard version. To get that boost, the Nismo uses high-flow turbochargers similar to those in its GT3 cars, optimized ignition timing and an upgraded fuel pump. All of that together resulted in a claimed Nurburgring lap time of 7 minutes, 8.679 seconds, one of the fastest times for a “volume production” car.
Throughout the GT-R model line, you do get a great 3D nav system, Bose audio, and Bluetooth. Take the Premium Interior package it goes a long way to correcting the inexpensive-looking cockpit, which the GT-R’s most visible flaw and you’ll have Infiniti-grade luxury in a car with NASA-grade acceleration.
The entry-level 2015 Nissan GT-R price is $103,365, the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO has been priced at $151,585, including a $1,595 destination charge…