Nissan GT-R range-topper has £150K price tag

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Nissan GT-R NISMO 2016-10-14

Nissan will start taking orders for its range-topping GT-R NISMO on 1st November, at a UK price of £149,995.

The coupe’s creators describe the car as the pinnacle of the GT-R range, “a high-performance race car for the road which takes the very best of the super-coupe’s legendary Japanese heritage, then enhances the iconic design and state-of-the-art technology even further.”

The GT-R NISMO achieves this through a 600hp version of the 3.8-litre V6 twin turbo engine, a 30hp increase over the previous most powerful version. The high-flow large diameter turbochargers are sourced from the versions used in the brand’s GT3 international race cars.

A six-speed dual clutch gearbox with paddle shifts is fitted as standard, along with an all-wheel-drive transmission.

Other upgrades over the standard version of the latest GT-R include the formation of the front bumper entirely from carbon-fibre composite to save weight, while to aid cooling the grille is larger.

Revised body styling increases downforce and airflow around the wheels, Nissan stating that the GT-R NISMO produces more downforce than any other previous production model from the brand. Cornering performance is claimed to be two per cent better than other GT-Rs.

Inside the upgrades include Alcantara leather on the dash, steering wheel and centre armrest, and the fitting of bespoke Recaro bucket seats in carbon fibre, leather covered with red Alcantara inserts.

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Andrew Charman

Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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