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Next to nothing is known of the upcoming Nissan GT-R Nismo, at least not solid facts. Rumours are aplenty though, and the latest one coming from Auto Express is that it’ll cover the zero to 96 km/h (60 mph) sprint in two seconds flat. Yes, two.

If the astonishing claim is true, that will make it the fastest accelerating production car ever, beating the 1200 hp Bugatti Veyron Super Sport that needs 2.4 seconds to get to 96 km/h (100 km/h in 2.5 seconds). Talking about giant-killing performance.

The current 545 hp GT-R’s time of 2.7 seconds is incredible enough, so for the Nismo version to substantially improve on it seems scarcely believable. As will all go-faster models, the super GT-R is likely to get more power (over 570 hp) and less weight.

Williams Advanced Engineering (a division of the British F1 team) is deeply involved in the GT-R Nismo’s development, with one engineer telling AE, “You’d be surprised at how much room for improvement there is – even with a car like the GT-R.”

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has already gone on record saying that the GT-R Nismo will be ‘special’. Two seconds; yup, that’s special alright.