The latest iteration of the Nissan GT-R can already hit 60 mph from rest in a blistering 2.7 seconds but that number is expected to drop with the arrival of a more potent GT-R NISMO model currently in the works.

Set for a reveal at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in November, the GT-R NISMO is tipped to have more than 570 horsepower and be capable of setting a new production car lap record at the Nürburgring.

It is now being reported that this ‘super GT-R’ will also be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.0 seconds. Yes, you read that correctly. Just two seconds!

The information comes from a Nissan insider and was reported by Auto Express. If true, the GT-R NISMO will be the quickest-accelerating production car ever launched. The current holder of that title is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which needs 2.5 seconds to reach 60 mph.  

Helping with the car’s development is none other than the Williams F1 Team, well, the team’s technology offshoot, Williams Advanced Engineering, to be more accurate. One Williams engineer also revealed to the British magazine that the GT-R still has a lot of tuning potential.

Key to the GT-R NISMO’s performance will be lighter weight and more power. We’d expect some upgrades to the car’s six-speed dual-clutch transmission would also be necessary to deliver such an astonishing acceleration time.

The car should reach showrooms next spring as a 2015 model.


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