Sebastien Buemi wants to break the Nurburgring record with the Nissan GT-R Nismo

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 10, 2013

Sébastien Buemi, a former Formula 1 driver, is prepared to establish a new lap record while driving the Nissan GT-R this week at the Nurburgring. Sources said that Nissan has exclusively booked the use of the venue for its laps. Buemi will have to break the record set by Toshio Suzuki in 2012 of 7m 18.6sec.

This is the ninth fastest time by a road-legal car at the circuit. It’s expected that the Nissan GT-R Nismo will have its official unveiling this November at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Williams F1 team is helping develop this model as part of efforts to boost its aerodynamic performance. Earlier this year, Buemi said that he has been testing on the Nordschleife and it has been “interesting.”

He added that at its early stage, they’ve been getting the car to perform increasingly better. The car was previously spotted while it was being tested in Europe, just outside Nissan's technical centre. It was heavily camouflaged but it was apparent that the car got cosmetic and aerodynamic improvements, which likely include a Nismo-specific bodykit.

The other modifications include a subtly different air intake system and Nismo-specific parts like alloy wheels. In addition, it seems that the Nismo variant gets a different suspension setup as it appears to be a bit lower than the conventional GT-R.

According to Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of Nissan, it is “unthinkable” to create a lineup Nismo road cars that excludes the GT-R. He further said that the standard road car is a global supercar and that the GT-R Nismo will be special.

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