The Nissan GT-R Nismo has been confirmed for production in 2014, with the new model set to spearhead a range of high-performance vehicles from the Japanese manufacturer’s newly announced sports car division.

Based on the 404kW/628Nm Nissan GT-R, the Nismo-spec car is currently being developed by Nissan’s dedicated in-house performance team, promising to be a more powerful version of the all-wheel-drive monster, which Nissan says will become “the ultimate GT-R for the road”.

Nismo president Shoichi Miyatani kept details of the Nissan GT-R Nismo close to his chest at the opening of his company’s new headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, but guaranteed the car would be worth the wait.

“Fans can be certain we’ll be applying all of our motorsport expertise to creating a GT-R Nismo worthy of the name,” Miyatani said.

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The 2014 GT-R Nismo will be sold alongside the standard car through Nissan’s specialised GT-R dealerships from next year. It will become the third model in the Nismo family, following the Juke Nismo and the upcoming 370Z Nismo.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said it would be unthinkable to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R.

“I can’t wait to drive it,” he said.

Full technical specifications and performance figures of the GT-R Nismo will be released closer to the car’s launch. Given the 2013 Nissan GT-R can sprint from 0-100km/h in 2.7 seconds, expect even an even more frenzied supercar killer to bear the Nismo badge.

Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3

Nissan Australia says the GT-R Nismo, along with the rest of the Nismo range, is currently under assessment for our market, but not confirmed at this stage.

Back in November, Nismo released the 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, a track-only race weapon designed to compete in GT-class categories around the world.

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  • 451

    finding Nismo…

    • theillestlife

       damn, came to comment the same

  • $29896495

    GTR needs something. Made a pretty poor show of itself in the 12 hour. 

    • Hung Low

      It was one entrant in one race, globally its performance paints a different picture.

      • $29896495

        The point really was that with a lot of people claiming it will beat this and beat that, “stock” it couldn’t get it up. Not denying its a great car, but trying to bring things back to reality.

        • SuperChar

          The GTR was a stock spec car.  The Porsches, AUDIs and Mercs above it were all GT3 or LMS spec.  Drivers also play a big part in the success of a vehicle.

          • $29896495

            Other cars in it’s class beat. That’s the point.

          • SuperChar

            Bringing things back to reality, 1 car in class C beat it.  Drivers also play a big part in the success in a race.  The point is one race hardly determines that the GTR “needs something”.  I think that the Nurburgring times of vehicles are probably a more accurate assessment of the vehicle  performance compared to similar cars.  In the case of the Lotus Exige S that beat the GTR at the 12 hour, on Nurburgring it was a whole minute slower.

          • $29896495

            Hey I’m only talking Bathurst and there are more then one driver involved. But there’s always next year.

          • JooberJCW

            Agree with SuperChar, the 12hr also is dependant on the teams and how the car is prepped, Nurburgring probably has more accuracy, but then it still has the driver ability being a factor. If a car can be tested by the same driver that would be ideal.

  • MikeLarry

    I can’t believe they went with Nismo, Carlos certainly has not seen the best motoring episode when the R34 Mines GTR and the MRC left the Nismo R34 trailing behind in the grid. Nissan should have chosen the tuners MINES. Mines tune an engine to a very responsive degree and best of all the engine looks stock.

    • Sigh

      Mines are a 3 man workshop with the surface area of your kitchen. Nismo is a power house who brought you the Z-Tune. I think they got it covered mate.

      • Mikelarry

         Yeah a 3 man workshop that makes faster cars than Nismo. You’re a perpetual fool don’t ever comment again.

  • Hung Low

    I hope it ends up more than a body kit special with some chrome bits. These cars have plenty of potential still to be unlocked.

    • JooberJCW

      Hopefully give the performance output of the AMS alpha 10 GTR? that would be just ballistic :), more likely alpha 6, still crazy nethertheless capable of 10 sec quarter runs

  • Noely

    Well, nice car, but nothing is better than a R34 Nismo Z-tune…

    • horsie

      How about the FU2Sushi tune spec K. 

  • Now

    HTFU 2014!!!