Nissan GT-R Track Pack launches in the UK

Nissan has produced a more track-focused version of its hardcore Nissan GT-R supercar, known as the GT-R Track Pack.
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It’s hard to understand anyone wanting more performance than Nissan's latest 2.8-second (0-100km/h) tarmac-seeking missile, but apparently demand in the UK and Japan required the Japanese car maker to come up with a solution, which it has surely done in the form of the ‘Track Pack’ edition.

For an additional £10,000 over the standard £74,450 owners get a series of modifications that has been certified by the car’s creator, Kazutoshi Mizuno.

From the exterior there are the six-spoke ‘RAYS’ alloy wheels with gloss black centres, which provide a 10kg saving over the wheels on the standard car.

There are also more brake cooling ducts that have been designed into the front carbon splitter that claim to reduce operating temperature by up to 100 degrees on track, while less obvious ducts behind the rear wheels force air onto the rear brake discs.

Stiffer suspension settings and increased body rigidity was developed with GT-R test driver Toshio Suzuki during testing at the Nurburgring.

Owners will also be able to switch from the track settings to road settings with a simple twist of the dial.

Inside the new GT-R Track Pack, owners will also lose the rear seats in the interest of saving weight, but benefit from two track-ready front sport seats covered in ‘magic coth’, a name given to the particular material by Mizuno.

There’s also a Track Pack plaque mounted on the dashboard, a more heavily padded seatbelt, a high-end Bose sound system and a rear view camera – as fitted to the standard 2012 Nissan GT-R.

Performance outputs remain unchanged from the standard 404kW/628Nm 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 GT-R.

Nissan Australia's Jeff Fisher says the GT-R Track Pack is "under study" for our market, with a decision on whether to launch it due in the coming weeks.