The evolution of the Nissan GT-R is an example of a car that has exceeded expectations. Initially conceived as the spiritual successor to the revered Nissan Skyline, the GT-R had some large shoes to fill. But Nissan not only developed a worthy successor to the Skyline, but for a lot of people, the GT-R has already reached a level even the Skyline never got to.

The GT-R has earned itself the nickname “Godzilla” by posting one of the fastest times around the Nürburgring: a scintillating lap time of 7:08.679 back in September 30, 2013.

That historic moment was achieved by the 2015 GT-R NISMO and to capitalize on that, Nissan released the N Attack Package, a series of aftermarket parts that Nissan fitted onto the Nurburgring-burning GT-R NISMO. The new package includes suspension and brake upgrades and improved aerodynamics, giving GT-R owners the opportunity to own the same-spec GT-R NISMO that blitzed the Nurburgring on its way to posting one of the fastest times around the hallowed race track.

California-based aftermarket firm Stillen has been chosen as the official installer of the “N Attack Package” for customers in the U.S.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo.

  • 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo N Attack Package
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    600
  • Torque @ RPM:
    481
  • Displacement:
    3.8 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.4 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    195 mph
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  • body style:

Exterior

2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo N Attack Package Exterior
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2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo N Attack Package Exterior
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2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo N Attack Package Exterior
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Line up the 2015 GT-R NISMO with the base GT-R and you’ll see a pretty distinctive difference between the two. The NISMO has a bolder appearance, thanks to a new body kit that includes new front and rear bumpers and skirts and new carbon-fiber elements on the front fenders, hood and trunk lid.

Line up the 2015 GT-R NISMO with the base GT-R and you'll see a pretty distinctive difference between the two.

According to Nissan, these carbon-fiber bits help reduce the car’s weight by about 143 pounds.

All that, and there’s still the N Attack Package to go through. This bag of goodies was designed with one specific purpose in mind: recreate the setup on the GT-NISMO that straightened the Nurburgring.

Engine modifications were kept at a minimum, but the N Attack Package still helped the GTR-NISMO achieve faster speeds through careful improvement of the car’s aerodynamics. This is where the carbon front fenders, the front add-on spoiler, and the carbon rear wing come into play. The massive rear wing, in particular, is an essential upgrade that helps improve the car’s downforce, especially on those tight and twisty turns around ‘Ring.

Interior

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Standard GT-R NISMO interior shown here

Interior upgrades include carbon shell RECARO bucket seats and a rear bulkhead made entirely of dry carbon. Its purpose is to improve structural rigidity.

Drivetrain

Creating the ultimate performance vehicle requires having an engine that can produce incredible power at a drop of a hat. The GT-R NISMO has that in spades, thanks primarily to a 3.8-liter, twin-boosted V-6 engine that delivers a total of 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque.

That’s an impressive uptick from the 545-horsepower and 463-pound-feet of torque numbers that the standard GT-R has.

The kit includes carbon intercooler piping and upgraded ECM and TCM tunes. Front and rear limited slip-differentials have also been included, replacing the existing differentials on the GT-R NISMO.

It must be noted though that the intercooler and the LSDs are not included in the N Attack Package B kit, otherwise known as the more pedestrian version of the N Attack Package.

Prices

The N Attack Package B Kit, which includes all the aesthetic parts without most of the performance parts, costs a whopping $52,000.

Here in the U.S., the price of a GT-R NISMO is $151,585 including a $1,595 destination charge. Once you have the car, you can proceed with purchasing either version of the N Attack Package. Unfortunately, Stillen has yet to publish the prices of these two packages, saying only that anybody interested should contact the company for the "price, spec, and installation for customers here in the U.S."

So that’s what we did. We reached out to Stillen to inquire about the pricing for the two kits and the company got back to us with some eye-popping numbers. According to the company, the N Attack Package B Kit, which includes all the aesthetic arts without most of the performance oriented parts, costs a whopping $52,000 installed.

But if you want the N Attack Package A Kit with, all the parts used in the Nurburgring, that’s going to set you back a staggering $98,000.

Competition

2015 Porsche 911 Turbo Aerokit

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If there’s a car that can rival the Nissan GT-R, it’s Porsche’s very own iconic force-fed beast: the 911 Turbo.

Porsche unveiled the Aerokit Turbo in February 2015.
Just like the GT-R NISMO’s N Attack Package, the Aerokit was designed with the purpose of improving the 911 Turbo’s aerodynamics and performance. The kit includes a front spoiler lip and a redesigned rear lid. The kit itself doesn’t make the 911 Turbo any quicker than it otherwise would be. But sometimes, stability at high speeds is as important to the cause.

The 911 Turbo is also powered by a 3.8-liter engine, albeit with a flat-six configuration instead of the V-6 on the GT-R NISMO. The 911 Turbo’s 520-horsepower output lags behind the standard GT-R’s 545-horsepower, but it’s still good enough to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 195 mph, but those numbers still lack in pace compared to the mighty Nissan.

The 911 Turbo retails for $151,100, a few Benjamins cheaper than the $151,585 price tag of the GT-R NISMO.

Read the our full Review on the 2015 Porsche 911 Turbo Aerokit here.

Conclusion

I’m not too crazy about paying as much as $98,000 for just the package, but so they say, if you want to enjoy the best things in life, you better be prepared to pay for it.

  • Leave it
    • * Hopefully won’t cost an arm and a leg
    • * Some owners might not deem it necessary
    • * The differences might not be felt by more novice drivers
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