2008 Nissan GT-R news update Photo:
Steane Klose | Oct, 18 2007 | 0 Comments

More news on Nissan?s new GT-R has come through overnight and although four articles on the same car in 24hrs may be overkill?its got to be done. As we suspected and previously reported there will be no manual gearbox option. Nissan have elected to only offer the one transmission, their GR6 dual-clutch six-speed along with leather wrapped paddle shifters.

Nissan have been busy at the Nurburgring with their new baby and have confirmed (to Motor Trend at least) that the best lap time so far has been 7:35 but they are still out there with every intention of going faster.

Again, we reported on this some weeks ago and it seems our sources at the time were correct. To get this sort of performance in perspective, the GT-R is lapping the ?Ring faster than the 996 GT2, Porsche 977 Turbo and the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, is one second slower that the Koenigsegg CCR and two seconds slower than the Pagani Zonda F.


With an estimated entry price of around US80,000 that equates to cheap access to supercar performance. It won?t be quite so peachy in Australia with the usual ?Lucky Country? taxes, tariffs and duty bumping the price up somewhere north of AUD150,000 in our estimation ? which still equates to great value even in our price inflated auto market.

Click this link for the 2008 GT-R picture gallery


[Sources: eGMCarTech]

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