2014 NISSAN GT-R NISMO
The internet rumourmill is rife with speculation about the GT-R Nismo, with suggestions it will rocket to 100km/h in a scarcely believable 2.0 seconds (half a second quicker than a Veyron), and that it will reclaim the Nurburgring Nordschliefe lap record from the Dodge Viper ACR.
Though heavily obscured by disruptive pattern camouflage, we can see that the GT-R's sheetmetal is pretty much unchanged for the Nismo version.
The front bumper appears to be the same too, but there's no missing that gargantuan rear wing (which was sneakily removed before the car took to public roads).
The front lip spoiler now juts forward like a splitter and the side skirts are deeper and lower to help promote a low-pressure zone beneath the car, but it's the rear bumper that really stands out.
Nismo has reportedly collaborated with Williams Advanced Engineering (which does much of the R&D for Williams F1) for the GT-R Nismo, and it's clear that the rear bumper has benefited greatly from a great deal of aero tuning.
A prominent lip now frames the vertical edges of the bumper, creating a drag-reducing Kamm effect. The rear diffuser also appears larger, and the bumper has sprouted a pair of vents below the lamp clusters - although their function is not readily apparent.
The GT-R Nismo will likely the be the R35 GT-R's swansong, as Nissan's world-beating supercar is now well into its twilight years.
However if the rumours are true, then the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo will most certainly be the ultimate GT-R - in every sense of the word.
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