Litchfield is a small British preparer, who has found a gold business in modifying Nissan gt-r. Specialized in Godzilla and settled in the English countryside, his latest work is called LM20. It commemorates the 20th anniversary of the creation of the company, which also improves and offers maintenance services to other sports vehicles. They know what they do, and the Litchfield LM20 is the best example of his work. A preparation that may seem subtle, but that goes much further than other specialists.
Preparation is based on Nissan GT-R 2017, which we have already been able to test in Supercars Search Engine, witnessing the enormous qualitative leap of the Japanese sports car. The power increase of the Litchfield LM20 is moderate. It goes from the 570 CV of series to 675 hp, a power that the preparer believes is at the limit of compatibility with day to day. This torrent of cavalry is accompanied by a maximum torque of 833 Nm at just 2,100 rpm, and a torque of 813 Nm, constant between 2,500 rpm and 5,100 rpm. Are you not too impressed by these figures?
What if I told you that it does 0 to 96 km / h in 2.5 seconds and 0 to 160 km / h in 5.7 seconds? Its top speed is 325 km / h. An ordinary preparer would modify the ECU of the Nissan GT-R and go to sleep, but the list of modifications that Litchfield has practiced to gain 105 hp of power is impressive. They are 105 hp well earned, without compromising the reliability of the engine at all, and with nothing less than three year warranty. Litchfield even gives away three years of maintenance with the Litchfield LM20.
Litchfield is so confident in their product, their warranty covers even trackdays.
The workshop first installed a new intercooler, a new high flow fuel pump and some injectors with more flow. Although the IHI turbos are the same as the GT-R mounts as standard, it has replaced all its plumbing, using forgings in intake and downpipes, as well as high quality sleeves. It completes it with a 102mm exhaust system – from manifolds to mufflers – and a Recalibrated ECU, with up to six operating modes fully customizable.
The driver can even choose the available power from the steering wheel and adjust the engine’s response to the octane rating of the gasoline. Litchfield has also installed a few recalibrated ESP and traction control systems for increased power. If we’re talking about hardware, replace the standard adaptive suspension with a Bilstein Damptronic with electronic control and own tuning. The springs and anti-roll bars are signed by Eibach, and again, they are specific to the LM20.
They will only make 20 units, priced at £ 96,995 – fortunately it includes the car.
The braking team now rides Alcon 400mm discs on the front axle, embraced by 6-piston calipers. On the rear axle it is 380 mm in diameter. In both cases we have Goodridge metal hoses. Top quality hardware, aesthetically complemented by RAYS Volk Racing TE37 rims. On them have been mounted Michelin Pilot Sport 4 high performance tires, both on dry and wet ground. The final point is put by parts of the body in carbon fiber, from the grille to the rear spoiler.
If this isn’t the perfect Nissan GT-R, it has to get really close.
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