NISMO Nissan GT-R: 0-60 MPH in 2.0?

A couple of sites are reporting that the NISMO version of the Nissan GT-R, to be unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, will do the dash from zero to sixty miles per hour in 2.0 seconds. Seems like a huge leap, from the high 2.7-2.9 range to a Bugatti beating 2.0 seconds.  Will it happen? Will it be repeatable? I guess we will find out starting in November. They also mentioned that the car was testing at Nurburgring? Can we expect a sub 7 minute time? The NISMO is expected to be in showrooms next spring as a 2015 model. Check out some of the speculation about the 2015 NISMO Nissan GT-R here.

An engineer from Williams told us: “You’d be surprised at how much room for improvement there is – even with a car like the GT-R. Where you expect it’s all been tuned to the maximum, it’s actually easy to make big gains.”

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They found out, like companies like Switzer and AMS, that the Nissan GT-R has plenty of potential.

Nismo chief product specialist Hiroshi Tamura told Auto Express at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed: “Nismo was for petrolheads, but now has wider accessibility. Nismo is very much driven by customer demand so if they want diesels, why not?”
Tamura wouldn’t confirm a Nismo diesel version of the new Golf rival, but said: “We’re looking to satisfy people who’ve grown up tuning performance cars in Gran Turismo.”
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Looking forward to what Tamura aka "Mr. GTR" has for the Nissan GT-R. Trust me, the Nissan GT-R, and NISMO are in good hands with Tamura at the helm.

Source: AutoExpress and Motor Authority forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

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