Nissan's performance-engineering division needs no introduction, with the NISMO badge applied only to the most extreme, performance-focused vehicles in the Nissan lineup.
And when NISMO engineering meets the iconic GT-R, the results are spectacular.
The GT-R NISMO has long been Nissan’s pinnacle performance car, offering GT3 Racing-derived technology and an exhilarating driving experience every time you set off.
The VR38DETT 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 with GT3 race car-supplied turbochargers is at the heart of the GT-R NISMO drivetrain, producing 441kW at 6800rpm and 652Nm at 3600rpm.
Stopping power is enhanced by the fitment of Brembo carbon-ceramic rotors, now 410mm front and 390mm rear, and Nissan’s carbon-ceramic braking system.
Weight is further reduced through the generous use of carbon fibre, including on the trunk lid, front and rear bumpers, side sills, rear spoiler and roof, while the NISMO Recaro leather-accented seats with Alcantara inserts also feature carbon-fibre seat-backs.
In the cabin, the interior is treated to a NISMO red-and-black interior theme, with a NISMO Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and gauge hood, and a NISMO tachometer.
The ultimate expression of Nissan performance is now the NISMO SV, featuring an exclusive clear-coated carbon-fibre bonnet, which not only exposes the intricate carbon-fibre weave, but also sheds a further 100 grams from the already-svelte GT-R. The edition-exclusive 20-inch Rays aluminium forged wheels also sport a red accent that matches existing accents around the body.
Continuing from the Nissan GT-R NISMO, the large Brembo calipers and carbon-ceramic rotors are the biggest ever fitted to a Japanese performance car, at 410 mm in the front and 390 mm at the rear, while the engine utilises new high-precision, weight-balanced parts including piston rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, flywheel, crank pulley and valve springs dialled in with tighter tolerances, delivering snappier revs and quicker turbo spooling.
Each engine is handcrafted by its own Takumi technician. The Takumi certification plate on the engine is also in an exclusive colour.