2010 Nissan GT-R Allegedly Laps the Nurburgring 1.44 Sec Faster than 2009 model

Of course you're wondering why we're saying 'allegedly'. Well, simply put, at the time this post was written, no Nissan media site that we know of -Japanese included- has issued an official press release on the matter. Most websites have published a supposedly official release saying that Nissan lapped the Nurburgring with a Japanese specification 2010 GT-R facelift running on Dunlop tires with RAYS forged alloy wheels, in 7 minutes and 27.56 seconds, or about 1.44 seconds faster than the pre-facelift model. We'll update this post as soon as we find something officially-official from Nissan.

Via: Autoblog.com

Nissan GT-R Snares New Nurburgring Record

The all-conquering Nissan GT-R supercar has set another lap record at the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany.

A Japanese specification GT-R, running on Dunlop tyres with RAYS forged alloy wheels (V-spec equipment) recorded a blistering 7min 27.56 secs yesterday.

Driven by Nissan's Chief test driver Toshio Suzuki (who recently demonstrated the GT-R to the Australian media in Sydney at Eastern Creek Raceway) piloted the performance coupe.

Although dry, the track surface grip was impaired by dust and sand. Under the direction of Nissan GT-R Chief Vehicle Engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno, and depending on conditions, the Nissan test team will attempt another record at the 'Ring tomorrow.