New Nissan GT-R NISMO video details the 600 HP Godzilla
A new video from Nissan gives background information and details on the development of the Nissan GT-R NISMO, which unveiled at the Tokyo and Los Angeles auto shows last week.
The video focuses on the car's development from concept to design to track-tuning with NISMO race drivers. Fine-tuning of everything from the seats to the brakes took place in just a few short months from base idea to the production tuner that hits showrooms in Japan next week and in the U.S. early next year.
Early in the video, Michael Krumm in the GT-R NISMO on the Nurburgring talks about his part in developing the supercoupe for production and returns later to give more detail into the driver inputs used to tune the street-legal race car.
A few minutes into the film, Race star Sebastien Buemi takes a standard factory-built GT-R is on the track several times and talks the tuning crew through updates he'd like to see. They talk about engine output, aerodynamic downforce, suspension, and more. Several scenes show the car taking the same S-curve in the track, showing improvements as they progress.
The engineers also take inputs directly from the car itself, through measurements and on-track metrics to find things to change and improve.
All in all, a fascinating look at the tuning process and how the Nissan GT-R NISMO was developed from the already-great GT-R platform into the 600 horsepower Godzilla that will hit streets next week. Enjoy!