What your $300K gets you is a more powerful GT-R, with the 441kW/652Nm output from the turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 an additional 22kW and 20Nm over the Premium and Track editions. Complementing this are suspension, chassis, body and interior changes, all of which are designed to enhance what Nissans calls “the total driving experience”. The GT-R NISMO’s body shell is made more rigid through the use of adhesive bonding in addition to regular spot welding. Suspension changes include custom-developed Bilstein DampTronic dampers at all corners, special front suspension linkages to improve stability in cornering, and a thicker rear anti-roll bar. There are also wider wheels and tyres, resulting in wider front guards, with a modified carbon fibre front bumper and rear spoiler that improves aerodynamics and lowers the centre of gravity. The Brembo brake package (390mm front and 380mm rear discs with 6-piston front/4-piston rear calipers) features additional cooling ducts, also in carbon fibre.
Inside, the GT-R NISMO features a steering wheel and Recaro sports seats trimmed in Alcantara with contrasting red stitching, and a NISMO tachometer. There’s also a NissanConnect NISMO data logger app that provides and records performance data. “The GT-R NISMO is a concentrated dose of NISMO’s long-standing expertise in the form of an ultra-high-performance car,” said Takao Katagiri, President and CEO of Nissan Motorsports International Co. Ltd. “The Nissan GT-R NISMO is arguably the most complete transfer of motor racing know-how into a production sports car, as done by a car-maker, not a tuner.”