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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd has announced a major expansion programme that will see Nismo, the company’s legendary performance arm, applying tuning and performance expertise learned on the racetrack to Nissan road cars.
An ambitious expansion programme will see the Nismo name become synonymous with performance and premium sports variants of mainstream Nissan models.
“Nismo adds even more excitement and innovation to Nissan products. We now plan to inject that style and excitement into other models in the Nissan range,” says Shoichi Miyatani, President of Nismo.
As an indication of what the future might hold, one of the highlights of the Nissan stand at the show is the Juke Nismo Concept, a high performance version of Nissan’s genre-creating compact crossover. Finished in Nismo’s signature colour scheme of pearl white with subtle red highlights, the Concept boasts performance tuning for the suspension, more power from the 1.6-litre direct injection turbo engine and a stylish yet functional aerodynamic body kit.
Nismo – the name is derived from Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd – has long been a highly respected performer on the race tracks of the world.
In 2011, Nismo-developed Nissan GT-R racecars won the Drivers’ and Team titles in Japan’s SUPER GT championship and also took the Drivers’ title in the FIA GT1 World Championship. Nismo-developed engines won their class in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the company has also developed the remarkable trail-blazing LEAF Nismo RC, the zero emission racing car based on the worlds’s first mass-produced electric car. Its arrival heralds a new era of eco-friendly motor sport.
But the company’s road car activities have, until now, been restricted to halo performance cars like the Z series in a small number of markets. That is about to change.
“Nismo has carved out an enviable reputation in motor racing,” said Carlos Ghosn, Nissan President and CEO. “In fact, in 2011, Nismo cars and engines won in every category they competed in… the first time we have achieved this milestone.
“The time is now right to let ordinary drivers experience what our racing drivers enjoy every time they head out onto the track. We aim to bring Nismo’s passion and focus on driving excitement to mainstream models, and the Juke Nismo Concept shows what we can do,” said Mr Ghosn.
As well as producing complete performance versions of Nissan models, the company plans to expand its range of performance parts and accessories while another element of the expansion programme will see Nismo relocate to an all-new purpose designed global headquarters in Tsurumi, Yokohama at the start of 2013.
By bringing all Nismo’s activities under one roof, the move will create a global centre of excellence for race and performance road car development. As well as a race shop, the centre will have a large maintenance area for service work, a heritage area where famous Nismo race and road cars will be displayed and a specialist store – the Omori Factory, named after Nismo’s current base – where customers can buy performance parts and items from the Nismo Collection.
The larger site will also have ample space to hold more of the popular Nismo events for fans. And the annual Nismo Festival continue to attract more than 30,000 fans ready to celebrate the company’s racing heritage and achievements at actual racing circuit.
The NISSAN NISMO GT-R RC is the latest entry to the RC (Racing Competition) line of high performance, production model race cars developed and outfitted by NISMO. It’s built up from the world renowned, top performance NISSAN GT-R (R35) road car. The body has been lightened, fitted for slick tires and equipped with safety equipment to ready it for competition use. During the car’s development, it was entered in the 2010 SUPER TAIKYU Round 4 at Fuji, where it confirmed its high performance, reliability and durability.
The car runs on a VR38DETT engine that exceeds 357 kw /485 ps in power with over 588 N?m / 60 kg?m of torque. To trim body weight, carbon fiber is used for the bumper, hood, trunk lid & rear wing, and the rear window is made of acrylic. Specialized aeroparts boost aerodynamic performance.
Particular attention was given to optimizing overall vehicle balance. The car was outfitted with height adjustable suspension along with large front (410mm) and rear (380 mm) brake rotors.
Safety features include an FIA standards-compliant weld-in roll cage, bucket seat & driver safety harness, fire extinguisher, ATL 120 liter safety fuel cell and air jacks, making your GT-R RC track-ready on delivery for production car races around the world.
The NISSAN NISMO GT-R RC is “made to order” and will be sourced directly from NISMO.
Description Suggested retail price (tax included)
NISSAN NISMO GT-R RC ¥20,790,000
* The NISSAN NISMO GT-R RC was not developed for street use and is ineligible for road registration.
* This price does not include such things as technical support fees or delivery/export costs.
* Specification, components and price may be subject to change without notice.
?[ NISSAN NISMO GT-R RC ] Specifications
Front track 1,640mm
Rear Track 1,640mm
Engine Model VR38DETT DOHC V6
Cylinder Bore 95.5 mm X Stroke 88.4 mm
Displacement 3,799 cc
Power over 357 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm (485ps/6,400rpm)
Torque over 588 N?m @ 5,200 rpm (60kgm/5,200rpm)
Fuel Feed System NISSAN EGI, electronic concentrated control fuel injection system
Front Suspension Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension Multi-link
Shock absorbers Specially developed by NISMO for high performance driving (height adjustable)
Front brakes Ventilated Disc Brake (rotor ø410 mm)
Rear Brakes Ventilated Disc Brake (rotor ø380 mmj
Transmission GR6 Dual Clutch Transmission
Drivetrain System All-wheel Drive
Wheels (Fr / Rr) specialized for 10.5J X 20 +25mm size wheels
Tires (Fr / Rrj ADVAN 290/710 R20 slick tire, standard for all RC models
German and japan Four wheel drive battle, including: Audi TTRS, VW Golf R, Subaru Impreza WRX STI R205, Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec C, Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line, Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX Ralliart, Mitsubishi Lancer EvoX GSR (SST); and add 2 more FF models have been choose is VW Scirocco R amd Honda Civic Type-R (FD2). This car will battle in a test of 0-400m straight line acceleration, and then divided according to engine power “300ps below” and “300ps above” the two groups for the Tsukuba 5 lap battle, Enjoy it!
2010 Audi TTRS Coupe
2.5L turbo direct 5 / 6MT / 4WD / 340ps@5,400~6,500 rpm / 450Nm@1,600~5,300 rpm
0-100km/h:4.6s / 0-200km/h:na / speed:250km/h(electronically limited)
2010 Volkswagen GOLF R
Turbocharged 2.0L straight 4 / 6 DSG / 4WD / 270ps@6,000 rpm / 350Nm@2,500~5,000 rpm
0-100km/h:5.5s / 0-200km/h:na / speed:250km/h(electronically limited)
2010 Volkswagen Scirocco R
Turbocharged 2.0L straight 4 / 6 DSG / FF / 256ps@6,000 rpm / 330Nm@2,400~5,200 rpm
0-100km/h:6.4s / 0-200km/h:na / speed:250km/h(electronically limited)
2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI R205
2.0L F4 turbo / 6MT / 4WD / 320ps@6,400 rpm / 431Nm@4,000 rpm
0-100km/h:4.5s / 0-200km/h:na / speed:250km/h
2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Spec.C
2.0L F4 turbo / 6MT / 4WD / 308ps@6,400 rpm / 422Nm@4,400 rpm
0-100km/h:4.8s / 0-200km/h:na / speed:250km/h
2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI A-Line
2.5L F4 turbo / 5AT / 4WD / 300ps@6,200 rpm / 350Nm@2,800~6,000 rpm
0-100km/h:5.2s / 0-200km/h:na / speed:245km/h+
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.X Ralliart
Turbocharged 2.0L straight 4 / 5MT / 4WD / 300ps@6,500 rpm / 422Nm@3,500 rpm
0-100km/h:4.5s / 0-200km/h:na / speed:250km/h
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.X GSR (SST)
Turbocharged 2.0L straight 4 / 6 SST / 4WD / 280ps@6,500 rpm / 422Nm@3,500 rpm
0-100km/h:5.2s / 0-200km/h:na / speed:250km/h
Nissan Fairlady Version Z Nismo
3.7L V6 naturally aspirated / 6MT / FR / 355ps@7,400 rpm / 373Nm@5,200 rpm
0-100km/h:4.7s / 0-200km/h:na / speed:250km/h+
Honda Civic Type-R FD2
Naturally aspirated 2.0L straight 4 / 6MT / FF / 225ps@8,000 rpm / 238Nm@6,000 rpm
0-100km/h:na / 0-200km/h:na / speed:225km/h+
Alone may not be able to increase the horsepower upgrade R35 GT-R lap performance, in addition to the aerodynamics, the upgrading of the overall degree of balance and weight is the ideal modification. Nissan NISMO racing department Nissan GT-R Club Sports Package, in essence, with SpecV almost identical, so the cost is absolutely a lot of money conversion. Super-lightweight 20-inch wheels, titanium exhaust, carbon fiber lip and tail head, special suspension settings etc.
The Club Sports Package doesn’t overhaul the exterior of the GT-R, but rather includes a new data logger for track use and a fine collection of suspension tuning modifications.
The data logger allows owners of this Club Sports model to record all of the vehicle’s telemetry and then download it via a USB stick. Owners can then examine the data at home or on their laptop, as well as share it with other drivers. This new setup will be particularly helpful for those looking to get the most out of their GT-R on the race track.