2009 Nissan GT-R does 7:29 around the Nurburgring

According to a recent dyno test by MotorTrend, the 2009 Nissan GT-R is producing about 507-hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. Nissan originally recorded a lap time of 7:38 around the famous Nurburgring in Germany when it officially unveiled the car last year.

Today Nissan announced the chief test driver Tochio Suzuki hit the Nurburgring again on April 16 and 17, bringing in a best lap time of 7:29. The time was one of the fastest laps ever achieved by a production car despite damp conditions on two corners. 

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Click through for Nissan’s press release.

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Press Release:

GT-R Achieves Under 7:30 at Nurburgring

May 1, 2008

Nissan today announced that its GT-R supercar achieved a lap time at the infamous Nurburgring in Germany of seven minutes and 29 seconds. Recorded on April 16 and 17, the GT-R used was a base specification car and fitted with the standard Japanese market tires. Driven by GT-R chief test driver Tochio Suzuki, this latest lap time beats the previous fastest time for the GT-R by nine seconds.

The previous best lap time for GT-R of 7:38, also driven by Suzuki, was one of the fastest laps achieved by a production car despite conditions being slightly damp on two corners.

“At last year’s testing, we were frustrated by the conditions at the Nurburgring, always believing that the GT-R could go under seven minutes 30 seconds,” said Kazutoshi Mizuno, Chief Vehicle Engineer for GT-R. “Below seven minutes 30 seconds, the GT-R proves it is among the fastest mass-production cars in the world. We set out to build a multi-performance supercar accessible to anyone, anytime and anywhere – I believe the GT-R has delivered that promise.”

Deliveries of the all-new GT-R began in Japan in December 2007. Sales in the US and Canada start in July and extend to Europe and other markets over the next 12 months.


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