2013 GT-R should beat its previous best time of 7 minutes and 24 seconds on the ring by means of more output and improved aerodynamics.
The fellas over at Piston Heads have caught up with Kazutoshi Mizuno, 'father of the GT-R', at Silverstone and have the scoop on the upcoming 2013 Nissan GT-R.
First off, output is expected to get a decent boost to around the 550 bhp (410 kW / 558 PS) mark, up from the current GT-R's 520 bhp (530 PS / 390 kW).
The interesting part is when the discussion turns to the Nissan GT-R's Nürburgring time. Mizuno says the new GT-R is quicker through every corner by between 5 to 8 km/h and is 5 km/h quicker on the final straight stretch, now reaching a speed of 296 km/h (184 mph). Mizuno says the 2013 Nissan GT-R should beat its previous best time of 7 minutes and 24 seconds on the 'Ring by about 7 to 8 seconds.
Changes in the new Nissan GT-R include an asymmetric suspension set-up for right-hand drive models to counterbalance the extra 50 kg (110 lbs) of weight for the steering assemblies. The GT-R also gets a nose-job for a 'pointier' front fascia that improves aerodynamics.
The 2013 Nissan GT-R will be officially unveiled next week.