Nissan is preparing a range of tuning packages that will go beyond the suspension set-up, mild power upgrades and aero kits of the current standard Nismo kits. The company’s product planning chief, Andy Palmer, has recently hinted that there might be RS versions of the GT-R and Juke, as well as the next generation 370Z which is expected to arrive in 2014.
“The RS cars will be much more track-focused. You’ve seen the Juke-R, so maybe that would be a good place to start,” Palmer commented. This latest comments tie in with GT-R chief engineer, Kazutoshi Mizuno’s previous comments. Mizuno recently stated that the stock Nissan GT-R’s participation in the 24 hours Nurburgring endurance race was to help further develop the car over the remainder of its life.
Thankfully, we do not have to wait long for the RS version of the Nissan GT-R. The company is expected to launch the model sometime next year.