Earlier this year, Editor Inwood travelled back to his hometown of Bathurst to drive Nissan’s fearsome GT-R Nismo. Its twin-turbocharged 441kW/652Nm 3.8-litre V6 boasted, in his own words, ‘ferocious intensity’, but the same could be said of the Nismo’s mega-aggressive, in-your-face bodywork.
Building on the bodybuilder physique of the garden-variety GT-R, the Nismo sports deeper skirts and splitters, gaping vents, acres of carbon fibre, massive lightweight forged alloy wheels, a 747-spec wing and what seems like a linear kilometre of red pinstriping.
It’s functional too. That aero kit not only looks intimidating, it generates 100kg of downforce at 300km/h. Perfect for a certain straight section of downhill road in regional NSW.
Want the full detail on what it’s like to pilot? Have a read of Inwood’s review here. Keen on getting your hands on some Nismo goodness yourself but can’t stump up the sizable $299,000 asking price of the GT-R Nismo? Salvation is just around the corner in the form of the 370Z Nismo.
Just want to ogle one of the fastest Japanese road cars ever created? Stay right here on this page and feast your eyes on Chris Benny’s handiwork. There are plenty of hero shots to drool over, but also loads of photos that we didn’t have the space for in the March issue of Wheels. Rejoice, fellow Nismo nerds.