Nissan's new Nismo-enhanced GT-R flagship will be the world's quickest production car, if new reports out of the UK are to be believed.
It's already up there, of course: with a claimed 2.7 second 0-60mph (96km/h) time, 'Godzilla' rubs shoulders with the equally quick 911 Turbo S, the 2.4-second Veyron 16.4 Super Sport and the 2.3-second Ariel Atom V8, among others.
But according to Britain's Auto Express, the upcoming GT-R Nismo will thrash them all with a face-peeling run to 60mph in just two seconds.
Yes, two seconds, 2.0 seconds.
The new model was announced earlier this year as part of a plan to introduce more enhanced models across the Nissan family, with the GT-R Nismo sitting atop the roost.
Details on the new model have been kept under wraps, but it is believed that Nismo is working with the engineering arm of the Williams F1 operation to extract the GT-R's full potential.
“You’d be surprised at how much room for improvement there is – even with a car like the GT-R,” a Williams engineer reportedly told Auto Express. “Where you expect it’s all been tuned to the maximum, it’s actually easy to make big gains.”
Expect the GT-R Nismo to achieve its neck-snapping acceleration through a weight-loss regimen and an even more powerful tune of the big twin-turbo 3.8 litre V6, which already produces a prodigious 404kW and 628Nm.
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