Nissan has taken another chunk out of its Nurburgring lap record with the 2010 GT-R R35.
Five horses, a fiddled transmission and suspension, a bigger fuel tank, and new tyres on V-Spec rims are apparently all the Series II GT-R and test driver Toshio Suzuki needed to subtract a further 1.5secs off its already stonking 7:29 run last year.
The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 still heads up the R-35 with a 7:26.4, and the Dodge Viper ACR tops the table at 7:22.1 (see below). They are trying again today - stay tuned...
NURBURGRING PRODUCTION CAR LAP TIMES
7:22.1 2009 Dodge Viper ACR
7:24.3 Maserati MC12
7:24.7 Pagani Zonda F Clubsport
7:25.3 Ferrari Enzo
7:26.4 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
7:27.5 2010 Nissan GT-R R35
7:27.8 Pagani Zonda F Clubsport
7.27.8 Porsche Carrerra GT
7.29 2009 Nissan GT-R R35
7:32 2008 Porsche 911 GT2
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Nissan GT-R Snares New Nurburgring Record
The all-conquering Nissan GT-R supercar has set another lap record at the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany.
A Japanese specification GT-R, running on Dunlop tyres with RAYS forged alloy wheels (V-spec equipment) recorded a blistering 7min 27.56 secs yesterday.
Driven by Nissan's Chief test driver Toshio Suzuki (who recently demonstrated the GT-R to the Australian media in Sydney at Eastern Creek Raceway) piloted the performance coupe.
Although dry, the track surface grip was impaired by dust and sand. Under the direction of Nissan GT-R Chief Vehicle Engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno, and depending on conditions, the Nissan test team will attempt another record at the 'Ring tomorrow.
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