Nissan Motor Co., Ltd announced today that Nismo, its dedicated global performance road car and motorsport arm, is developing a new, higher-powered road version of the brand's iconic GT-R.

Once available, the GT-R Nismo will be the third Nismo-badged model to emerge from Nissan’s performance-orientated brand as part of a strategy to add a range of exciting, innovative performance models across the Nissan range.

The GT-R Nismo will be developed and prepared at the soon to be opened Nismo global headquarters near Yokohama, Japan.

“It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R,” said Carlos Ghosn, Nissan CEO. “The standard road car is a global supercar and the GT-R’s performance on track reflects the passion and talents of the Nismo team. The GT-R Nismo will be special and I can’t wait to drive it.”

The GT-R Nismo will beents based around feedback from competing in last year’s 24-Hours Nürburgring, and its success in Super GT and Glob based on the standard 2013 Nissan GT-R which has just received its share of design and engineering enhancemal GT series.

Technical specifications and performance figures about the car will be released closer to its launch date.

“We know that enthusiasts around the world will be itching to know more about the forthcoming GT-R Nismo,” said Shoichi Miyatani, president of Nismo. “It’s too preliminary to share any details yet, but fans can be certain we’ll be applying all of our motorsport expertise to creating a GT-R Nismo worthy of the name.”