The Nissan GT-R can currently hit 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds – already a mind-blowing number. A relatively more extravagant Bugatti Veyron tops that number by only about 0.2 seconds. But Nissan isn’t resting on their Laurels, they have something even faster planned.

The prototype you see in these Nurburgring spyshots is the upcoming Nissan GT-R Nismo, which is said to be capable of doing the century sprint anywhere between a Veyron-beating 2.0 seconds to a Veyron-matching 2.5 seconds. Power is rumoured to be hiked to 570 hp, but there will be power-to-weight improvements via weight reduction as well, thanks to increased use of carbon fibre. The Williams F1 team is working with Nismo to develop the car.

Big things coming to the GT-R, which has been around since end-2007. By the end of the year we would have seen it in action for five years now. So on the one hand we have a Nismo GT-R which should be out in 2014, but on the other hand we also have the next generation to look forward to, which could come in early 2016. And that car could be a hybrid, since the company has moved to register the R-Hybrid trademark recently.