The result of the Nissan's performance division's skunkworks program has finally leaked (albeit in low resolution). Think of the new Nissan GT-R Nismo is the culmination of five years of constant evolution and development. Now, the Nissan GT-R Nismo boasts 585bhp and 480 lb.-ft. of torque. This will be 50bhp and 27 lb.-ft. of torque over the standard Nissan GT-R.

The newfound performance is a product of a larger turbocharger as well as a revised air intake and exhaust system. Power meets the pavement with the help of some sticky 255/40RF-20 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT tires wrapped around a set of 20-inch wheels.

However, what really sets the Nissan GT-R Nismo apart from the standard GT-R is the optional track pack, which should be standard in every Nismo if you as me. The track pack is developed by the Williams F1 team specifically to help Nismo push the boundaries at the Nurburgring. Ultimately, Autocar claims the Nissan GT-R Nismo lapped the Nurburgring in under 7 minutes 10 seconds, 10 seconds quicker than the 2013 GT-R.

The track pack is expected to include new carbon fiber body parts as well as a new front splittler and rear spoiler for better aerodynamics. The GT-R Nismo is 65 kg lighter than the standard model. Despite the enhanced aero, we'll never know how engineers at Nissan and Nismo find another 10 seconds with every new model year. We can only assume they are paying to shorten the Nurburgring ever so slightly. 

According to Autocar, Nissan GT-R Nismo prices are expected to start around £130,000. Stay tuned as we learn more in the days ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show.