Thursday 1st May 2008

GT-R Laps 'Ring In 7min 29secs

Standard GT-R knocks eight seconds off previous best time

A GT-R, yesterday
A GT-R, yesterday
Nissan today announced that a GT-R has achieved a lap time of the Nurburgring in seven minutes and 29 seconds.

The time was recorded in April and the GT-R used was a base specification car and fitted with the standard Japanese market tyres.

Driven by GT-R chief test driver Tochio Suzuki, this latest lap time beats the previous fastest time for the GT-R by nine seconds.

The previous best lap time for GT-R of 7:38, also driven by Suzuki, was one of the fastest laps achieved by a production car despite conditions being slightly damp on two corners.

The new time puts the GT-R up with some of the fastest production cars such as the Porsche Carerra GT.

‘At last year’s testing, we were frustrated by the conditions at the Nürburgring, always believing that the GT-R could go under seven minutes 30 seconds,’ said Kazutoshi Mizuno, Chief Vehicle Engineer for GT-R.

‘Below seven minutes 30 seconds, the GT-R proves it is among the fastest mass-production cars in the world. We set out to build a multi-performance supercar accessible to anyone, anytime and anywhere – I believe the GT-R has delivered that promise.’ 

Author: Oli S

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