2013 Nissan GT-R
Nissan Releases the 2012 Model Year Nissan GT-R
YOKOHAMA, Japan (November 7, 2011) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced
the launch of the 2012 model year Nissan GT-R. The new model goes on sale
November 24 in Japan and arrives in European showrooms in January 2012.
At a glance
- More power (550PS), improved economy and lower emissions
- Unique asymmetric suspension settings on RHD cars
- Enhanced transmission shift feel
- Special race tuned oils used in differential
- Body strengthened for even greater handling finesse
- Ceramic brakes option according to model
- New Bose® Precision Sound System woofers
- Rear view camera now standard
- New version 'For TRACK PACK' enhances GT-R's pure performance (RHD only)
Significant improvements to the engine, chassis and transmission, plus a
new lightweight "For TRACK PACK" version (currently available in some
market such as Japan, UK), which accentuates the pure performance potential
of the GT-R are the key changes to Nissan's flagship model for the 2012
When it was launched, the iconic GT-R created a new type of super car.
Performance and handling were exceptional, of course, but more importantly
the car's potential was accessible to all drivers under all conditions. It
was greeted with universal praise but Nissan's policy of constant
development means the GT-R continues to evolve.
The latest version, which is due on sale in Europe in January 2012, is the
most efficient yet. It offers even greater performance but this is allied
to improved economy and lower emissions to provide further excitement to
drivers and passengers.
As well as more power, the 2012 MY GT-R has a newly developed asymmetric
suspension which compensates for greater weight on the driver's side in RHD
models, enhanced transmission 'feel' and a stronger body for extra rigidity
and ever better handling.
There's also the arrival of a new "For TRACK PACK" version (currently
available in some markets such as Japan, UK) which inherits the DNA of the
Spec_V model and turns the GT-R into a light-weight two seater for the
ultimate in trackday performance.
Nissan GTR R35 Autobahn acceleration onboard.mp4
This video shows the acceleration of two Nissan GTR with 580hp
(COBB/Novidem tuned) on a German Autobahn with no speed limit. The video
gives a realistic impression of how you feel driving fast in Germany. It`s
all legal! VBox from Leitspeed - Speedo is GPS
Renault 3.0L V10 at 20,000 RPM
Renault 3.0L V10 between 16,000 and 20,000 RPM
(Renault 2.4L V8 at 20,000 RPM
Some say its a V10 but I can only count 8 injectors...)
BMW M5 vs Nissan GT-R - www.autocar.co.uk
The BMW M5 and Nissan GT-R are not conventional rivals, but both have
around 550bhp, cost nearly £75k and promise brutal performance. So which
one wins our series of tests?
World's Greatest Drag Race 2!
It's back! The World's Greatest Drag Race returns with nine of the world's
best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars for 2012 facing off in an epic
quarter-mile sprint for glory... and ultimate bragging rights! This year's
field includes all nine contenders from Motor Trend's 2012 Best Driver's
Car competition. We have the Lamborghini Aventador, Nissan GT-R Black
Edition, Ford Shelby GT500, McLaren MP4-12C, Jaguar XKR-S, Porsche 911
Carrera S, Subaru BRZ, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 -- all gathered
together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which
car is the fastest. Obviously these nine competitors display a wide range
of power and performance, not to mention price tags. So why are we lining
them all up again for one gigantic, over-the-top drag race? It's simple...
Because We Can!
World's Greatest Drag Race 2 concludes our special 2012 Best Driver's Car
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