Lapping the Nordschleife: The 2012 Nissan GT-R

While we all wait patiently for the Australian Grand Prix to begin, here’s a quick little video of the new Nissan GT-R lapping the infamous Nordschleife circuit. 

The 2012 version of Nissan’s old charger shows up with an astonishing 523 horsepower (admittedly 38 more than it’s street running version). It would enable the machine to lap the Nordschleife with a time of 7:24.22 – proving to be nearly three seconds quicker than the outgoing model.
Also impressive was the time by the Nissan GT-R was only two seconds shy of the quickest lap set by the Corvette ZR1; however the Corvette possessed an advantage of 100 horsepower.

The video includes an introduction by Kazutoshi Mizuno – designer of the GT-R; however it is in Japanese, with no subtitles.
So, for those that just want to see a vastly impressive car lap around one of the world’s most notorious race circuits, just skip to the three minute mark.

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