DUBAI, UAE (5 February 2020) – Nissan recently set sights on capturing the fasted recorded lap by GT-R NISMO at Tsukuba Circuit, Japan. Known around the world as a small yet technical track, just shaving a few milliseconds off a personal best lap is means for celebration enough.
CAR Top (a Japanese magazine) held their annual Tsukuba Circuit time attack event recently. With driver Tsugio Matsuda at the helm of the 2020 GT-R NIMSO, Nissan was able to break the 1-minute lap challenge and take the fastest lap time for a production car at 59.361 seconds.
Kotsu Times Sha Co., Ltd, the publisher of CAR Top and GT-R Magazine among others, has been hosting the Tsukuba Circuit time attack event since 1982. For nearly four decades, over 1,000 cars have participated in the event for ultimate bragging rights. The 2020 GT-R NISMO is the second production model car to ever break the 1-minute lap time at the event. The first car was a Porsche 911 GT3, which held the previous record.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2018, the company sold 5.52 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.6 trillion yen. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.