For many automobile enthusiasts, the Nurburgring is a must-do and ultimate destination. It’s also where many car makers conduct tests and develop new vehicles, adding to the mystique of the location. The track is also quite accessible to the general public, allowing drivers of a wide range of makes and models to participate in the event. This time, we’re bringing attention to this 110,000 mile Nissan GT-R, that has been videos dominating the German race track.
Although it doesn’t look like much, the GT-R is not entirely stock, showing off an aftermarket Akrapovič exhaust and other improvements that raise power from 480 horsepower (358 kilowatts) and 430 pound-feet (583 Newton-meters) of torque to somewhere in the ballpark of 600 hp (447 kW).
However, it appears that the extra power isn’t so favorable a thing for this vehicle. The car struggled to keep the gearbox cool throughout the lap, forcing it into limp mode during the second half of its quick lap.
However, the GT-R manages the course well before the transmission gets too hot from its attack on the track. And with this obviously good driver behind the wheel, it goes pretty well, too. According to the video description, it was his first time driving his GT-R around the Nurburgring. It may not have withstood the onslaught entirely, but the now 12-year-old GT-R with over 100,000 miles on its odometer did deliver a stunning performance. Obviously, cars wear out faster as they age; in particular when they’re driven aggressively, so this is a testament to the brand.
Although the high temperatures are a concern, there is potential to use more cooling to solve these issues and allow the GT-R to run longer on track to really show off what its aged powertrain can do. But, despite its age, the Nissan supercar has not changed much since its debut in 2009, but it remains a powerful and formidable performance machine that most supercar owners would be at least a little intimidated by. Despite the fact that the engine has remained nearly identical since its introduction in 2009, Nissan continually enhances it to make it even more powerful.