Despite selling it for nine years, Nissan does not seem to have exhausted the tuning potential of its supercar-beating GT-R. A new motorsports-special engineered by NISMO, dubbed the GT-R Track Edition, will hit European roads by November.
Priced at €118,900, the new Track Edition sits above the Premium, Prestige, and Black Edition variants in GT-R hierarchy, but one rung below the flagship GT-R NISMO.
Based upon the 2017 model year GT-R that debuted in this year’s New York Auto Show, the GT-R Track Edition derives power from the familiar hand-built 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 which, in this application, develops 562hp and 637Nm.
Notable enhancements to the GT-R Track Edition over the regular model include race-tuned bespoke adaptive dampers from Bilstein designed to optimise straight-line and cornering stability. A new lightweight anti-roll bar has also been added to increase body stiffness and reduce weight. Forged 20-inch aluminium wheels adorn each corner, complemented by an enlarged front bumper.
Outward appearance of the Track Edition models differ slightly from country to country. In Germany, they come standard with carbon-backed Recaro seats and offer a carbon rear spoiler as an option.
The same spoiler is standard in the UK and France along with black and red Recaro seats from the GT-R Black Edition. Customers from these markets have the option of adding on a carbon boot lid and carbon-backed seats.
Each unit of the GT-R Track Edition can be identified by its unique made-from-carbon ‘Track Edition’ badge stamped to its dashboard.
The Nissan GT-R has never been officially sold in Malaysia; the only units on our streets are brought in through parallel importers. If you're a fan of the GT-R and its predecessors, the current R35 generation and its two immediate forebears, the R33 and R34, are currently on display at ETCM Jalan Raja Laut from 23 September 2016 till 2 October 2016.