The Nissan GT-R has been on a constant upswing in terms of power and performance—as illustrated by this nifty chart—and that was long before Nissan unveiled the Track Edition at the Chicago auto show in February. It seems rather fitting, then, that Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn would declare, “It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of NISMO road cars without including the GT-R.” Who are we to argue with Carlos Ghosn? What followed was a confirmation from Nissan that the GT-R would, in fact, get the NISMO treatment.


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  • First Drive: Nissan Juke-R

The CEO was talking at the opening of NISMO’s new headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, and revealed that a NISMO-tuned Godzilla already is under development and will come to market next year. Nissan’s performance arm has a near-decade-long history of tuning production models of Nissan’s Z models and introduced the Juke NISMO alongside the latest and greatest 370Z NISMO as well as the GT-R Track Edition in Chicago.

By John Lamm