Some things are just built for speed, like leopards and Usain Bolt and a Rick James party. Sometimes, speed is the only thing that matters, and sometimes:
Now, Nissan is adding something else to the list: the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo. Originally introduced by Usain Bolt (the world’s fastest man) at the Los Angeles Auto Show, this vehicle is priced at 103,000 dollars and is one of the most impressive speed machines ever made. In a recent article from Motor Trend, writer Alex Nishimoto says, “[The Nismo] is said to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.0 seconds.” Considering performance vehicles only need to clock in at under 6 seconds, this time is mind blowing. Actually, according to Zero to 60 Times website, there is only one car that clocks in at a faster rate: 2002 Lingenfelter Chevrolet Corvette, which had a 1.97 second 0-60 time.
Nissan has been able to amp up the speed on this vehicle by incorporating a number of high performance upgrades. Some of these include:
- An Adaptive Front lighting system, which automatically adjusts the beam angle at high speeds
- A 55 horsepower upgrade to the 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6. It currently powers out a 600 hp at 6,800 rpm, as well as 481 pound-feet of torque at 3,200 rpm.
- It’s 66 pounds lighter than the GT-R Premium. This is made possible by a few changes, including carbon-fiber trunk lid and bumpers, a hollow rear antiroll bar, and the elimination of 22 pounds of sound deadening material.
Fred Diaz, the Divisional Vice President of Nissan Sales and Marketing, says of the car, “Nissan has always been the brand that did things differently. Our designs have stretched the envelope over the years. All Nissan products, just like the new GT-R NISMO, stand out among the competition because they are about the driver first and foremost and about using innovation to transform the driving experience.”