Nissan said it wasn't done with the GT-R and Germany's mighty Nurburgring Nordschliefe, and it wasn't kidding. After setting a blistering 7 minute 29 second best lap in a bog-standard R35 GT-R a year ago, Nissan has managed to raise the bar once more; this time logging a best lap of 7:27.56.
The car used was a factory-issue 2009 R35 GT-R, with standard Dunlop tyres mounted on a set of lightweight forged rims pinched from the range-topping Spec V model (above). Toshio Suzuki, the man who steered the GT-R during its last record lap, was at the helm.
Nissan believes there's still more that can be squeezed from its 373kW twin-turbocharged supercar, and will continue to log more hot laps of the infamous Nordschliefe over the coming days.
Nissan's obviously gunning for the Corvette ZR-1's 7:26.4 lap, but will it make it? The company says sections of the track were compromised by dust and sand that had found its way onto the tarmac, so pending better conditions the GT-R's newly-set lap record may be a short-lived one.
Keep that dial locked onto TMR, GT-R freaks. Nissan may have yet more surprises in store.