“We are in the presence of a legend” is how one Nissan representative introduced Kazutoshi Mizuno, chief engineer for the Nissan GT-R. Mizuno has been working on the GT-R since 1995 and says he still wants to modify the GT-R to make it “more better, more better”. Mizuno is said to have picked the team to help him design and manufacture the Nissan GT-R.
Mizuno takes us through the entire car, highlighting the two compartments: the driver’s cockpit and the luxury of the passenger seating, with “handbag or leather coat” feel.
He takes pride in the new carbon fiber piece that was produced by Toray company. Toray produces sixty percent of the carbon fiber in the world, and has an agreement with Nissan to start producing carbon fiber pieces for their cars. The piece is lightweight, but sturdy, in case of an accident, something Mizuno says he has not experienced in the car as of yet.
What was the most difficult part of building this car for Mizuno? The mind set, the thought process of the developers. It was easy to get the people to change car parts, but it was more difficult to get them to understand that this was a totally different car.