Surprisingly this time was not set in the highly anticipated V-Spec model, but rather a standard base model Japanese specification GT-R.
“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.
Chief test driver Tochio Suzuki completed a lap of the Nurburgring in below seven minutes 30 seconds to beat the previous record of 7:38, reinforcing the Nissan GT-R's position as among the fastest mass-production cars in the world.
"We set out to build a multi-performance super car 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 last year, with Australia to follow within the next 12 months.