Autocar Nissan GT-R Nismo - first spy pics

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    nnismo-gtr-spy-006. Hottest production version of Nissan's GT-R spotted undergoing testing in EuropeThe new Nissan GT-R Nismo, the 'ultimate' version of the GT-R, has been photographed undergoing testing outside Nissan's technical centre in Europe.
    Despite being heavily camouflaged, it's clear that the car has received cosmetic and aerodynamic tweaks, most likely including a Nismo-specific bodykit.
    Other changes include a slightly different air intake system, as well as Nismo-specific parts such as alloy wheels.
    It also appears that the Nismo variant benefits from a different suspension setup, as it appears to sit slightly lower than the conventional GT-R.
    Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan, said: "It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R.
    "The standard road car is a global supercar and the GTR's performance on track reflects the passion and talents of the Nismo team. The GT-R Nismo will be special."
    Nissan's standard GT-R, which is powered by a twin-turbocharged 524bhp 3.8-litre straight six, is capable of 0-62mph in 3.0sec. It's expected that the Nismo, which is being developed in association with the Williams Formula 1 team, will be faster - but to what extent has yet to be ascertained.
    The new Nissan GT-R Nismo is expected to go on sale in 2014, and will be offered alongside the standard version in specialised dealerships. A significant price hike is expected over the standard model, which currently costs £76,610.
    It has recently been announced that the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT500 will join the Honda NSX and Lexus LF-CC in next year's Super GT Championship.