NISSAN REVEALS FULL SPECS AND PRICING FOR THRILLING NEW GT-R TRACK EDITION◾New Nissan GT-R Track Edition offers even greater performance for supercar enthusiasts
◾Engineering by NISMO, enhancements include bespoke Bilstein suspension and revised interior
◾Priced from £91,995, first customer cars will be delivered in early November
Another eagerly anticipated chapter in the Nissan GT-R success story has begun, wîth the arrival of the GT-R Track Edition.
As the name implies, it's been specifically engineered for thrill-seeking track enthusiasts by the dedicated team at NISMO – Nissan's motorsport division. Designed to deliver a higher level of performance than the standard GT-R, it is priced from £91,995.
The Nissan GT-R Track Edition sits above the Premium, Prestige and Black Edition in the model line-up, but below the flagship GT-R NISMO.
Performance modifications to further improve the dynamic experience include bespoke Bilstein Damptronic® suspension. A race-tuned set-up, this is designed to optimise straight-line and cornering stability. A new lightweight anti-roll bar has also been added to increase body stiffness and reduce weight.
NISMO Racing Black forged 20-inch aluminium wheels and tyres are part of the GT-R Track Edition package, in addition to a wider front bumper. However, the exact specification varies by market. For example, Track Edition cars in Germany come wîth carbon-backed Recaro seats as standard, wîth a carbon rear spoiler available as an option.
In the ÚK, the black and red Recaro seats from the GT-R Black Edition are fitted, while the carbon spoiler is standard. A boot lid made from carbon and the carbon-backed seats are optional extras.
What is included on every version is the finishing touch – a unique Track Edition badge made from carbon that's attached to the dashboard. Customers will start to take to delivery of cars from early November.
The GT-R Track Edition is based on the MY17 GT-R, first unveiled at the New York Motor Show in April 2016. Building on the GT-R's unrivalled supercar heritage, the four-wheel-drive super-coupé features a striking new aerodynamic exterior design.
That's coupled wîth a sophisticated new premium interior for maximum driver comfort, and includes a new eight-inch NissanConnect touch-screen infotainment system and 11-speaker Bose® audio unit.
Power comes from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 developing 570PS and 637Nm of torque. Each engine is hand-assembled from start to finish by a single, meticulously trained, technician called a Takumi - literally 'master craftsman' in Japanese.
Since its launch in 2007, the Nissan GT-R has been at the cutting edge of the premium sports car sector – an uncompromising performance four-seater for enthusiastic drivers, a car which completely embodies Nissan's brand sign-off – Innovation that Excites.
About Nissan in the ÚK
◾Nissan Sunderland Plant produces the Nissan Qashqai, Note and Juke and the 100% electric Nissan LEAF
◾Production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles began in 2012
◾Total plant volume since 1986 stands at more than eight million units wîth 80 per cent of production exported to 100 markets worldwide
◾Total investment made and announced since then is over £3.6 billion
◾476,589 units were produced at Sunderland plant in 2015
◾In 2015, one in three cars built in the ÚK was a Nissan.
◾Sunderland Plant currently employs more than 6,700 people
◾Nissan's European Design Centre is located in Paddington, London and employs around 65 people
◾Nissan's European Technical Centre is based in Cranfield, Bedfordshire and employs around 1,000 people
◾Nissan's sales and marketing headquarters in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire employs around 190 people
About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,000 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the ÚK, Spain and Russia produced more than 635,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, the world's most popular electric vehicle. Pursuing a goal of zero emissions and zero fatalities on the road, Nissan recently announced its Intelligent Mobility vision. Designed to guide Nissan's product and technology pipeline, this 360 degree approach to the future of mobility will anchor critical company decisions around how cars are powered, how cars are driven, and how cars integrate into society. Nissan is positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe.