But the most important part of the whole thing, at least in our eyes, is the announcement made by Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn regarding the possibility of a Nismo edition being built for the company’s flagship supercar, the GT-R .
Well, Ghosn put all the rumors to rest at the official opening of the new Nismo global headquarters and development center in Yokohama, Japan. "It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R," Ghosn said during the press conference.
"The standard road car is a global supercar and the GT-R’s performance on track reflects the passion and talents of the Nismo team. The GT-R Nismo will be special and I can’t wait to drive it."
Well, there you have it, fellas. The Nissan GT-R will get a Nismo version and Carlos Ghosn, as well as the entire population we imagine, "can’t wait to drive it."
No details were released regarding any specs or figures, but the automaker did say that the model will be based on the 2014 GT-R and is scheduled to hit dealerships in a year’s time.
"We know that enthusiasts around the world will be itching to know more about the forthcoming GT-R Nismo," Nismo president Shoichi Miyatani explained.
"It’s too preliminary to share any details yet, but fans can be certain we’ll be applying all of our motorsport expertise to creating a GT-R Nismo worthy of the name."
And with that, expectations for the GT-R Nismo just went through the roof.