GT-R Series II, capable of lapping the N'ring in 7:24?

Nissan has taken the covers off of their latest factory tuned GT-R , the Spec V , and unfortunately this model has been uncovered to be the slowest of the R-35s . Despite this, Nissan is still developing the GT-R in order to release an upgraded version that they are calling the Series II. This vehicle will receive an upgraded suspension; a retuned transmission, stickier rubber and a 5 HP increase . Toshio Suzuki, Nissan’s head test driver, told GT-R blog that the modifications made to the Series II should allow the vehicle to navigate the 33 left turns and 40 right turns that make up the Nürburgring in about 5 seconds less than the current model.

The Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit is a 12.9 mile loop in western Germany that has been used since 1927 to test man and machine. Since 1983 automobile manufacturers and the media alike have been recording lap times on the circuit’s current configuration. The lap times are a benchmark for a vehicle’s performance, and are used to evaluate and compare the fastest vehicles in the world.

GT-R Series II, capable of lapping the N'ring in 7:24?

The GT-R has some history with the Green Hell. The R-33 Skyline GT-R was the first production car to lap the Ring in less than 8 minutes. More recently the Japanese car maker has had some words with the Porsche camp concerning lap times. In every video of track tests of the preproduction GT-R there is a Porsche 911 Turbo following not far behind. The 997 Turbo was the benchmark that Nissan had set for the performance of their supercar.

GT-R Series II, capable of lapping the N'ring in 7:24?

When Nissan announced an initial lap time of 7 minutes 38 seconds the people at Porsche took notice. With some more tuning Nissan engineers were able to bring the time down to 7 minutes 29 seconds. When this happened Porsche purchased a GT-R and put it head to head against their products. Porsche did not use their normal driver former World Rally Champion Walter Rohrl, but instead a Nürburgring expert. They managed to run a lap time of 7:54 in the GT-R, a 7:38 in the 911 Turbo and a 7:34 in their 530 HP GT2 . It was then that August Achleitner, product chief for the 911, called foul. He stated that the lap time is impossible from the stock GT-R on stock tires. Nissan Nissan retaliated by posting the video of their 7:29 run on the internet and offered Porsche an opportunity to attend driving school.

The Series II GT-R would hypothetically bring the lap time down to 7 minutes and 24 seconds. Ahead of the Ferrari Enzo, right between a Pagani Zonda and Maserati MC12 supercars.

Nürburgring lap times after the jump.

Nürburgring lap times for production vehicles

GT-R Series II, capable of lapping the N'ring in 7:24?
TimeVehicleDriver
6:55Radical SR8Michael Vergers
7:22.12009 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACRUnknown
7:24.3Maserati MC12Marc Basseng
7:24.7Pagani Zonda F ClubsportMarc Basseng
7:25.3Ferrari EnzoMarc Basseng
7:26.42009 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1Jim Mero
7:27.82Pagani Zonda F ClubsportMarc Basseng
7:28Porsche Carrera GTWalter Röhrl
7:292009 Nissan GT-RToshio Suzuki
7:32.022008 Porsche 911 GT2Walter Röhrl
7:38Porsche 911 TurboUnknown
7:39F430 ScuderiaHorst von Saurma
7:40Bugatti Veyron 16.4Unknown

3 comments:

xreidpolarx- why did you say really?

Really?

www (dot) gtrcenter (dot) net (forward slash) ?p=2356

The SpecV hasn’t been uncovered to be anything. Everything is unofficial at this point. There are other reports saying it’s faster than the regular GTR:

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