2013 NISSAN GT-R GAINS 15 horsepower TO 545 HP TOTAL
-- Nissan's Multi-Dimensional Supercar Receives Engine and Suspension Refinements for New Model Year; Set to Arrive at Select Certified Nissan Dealers Nationwide in January 2012 --
Since its introduction, the iconic Nissan GT-R has had one goal in mind -- never rest on its laurels. One of the most acclaimed supercars in automotive history, the Nissan GT-R is the ultimate expression of the Nissan brand and its "Innovation for All" philosophy. A multi-dimensional performance machine that lives up to the concept of "the ultimate supercar that can be driven by anyone, anytime, anywhere," the Nissan GT-R receives a number of engine and suspension refinements for the 2013 model year, all designed to enhance its already legendary performance.
"The 2013 Nissan GT-R once again sends a bold statement that it remains on the leading edge of international sports car design, technology and performance," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. "It's our desire to keep pushing the envelope, to never settle for second best or second place -- a philosophy that makes Nissan GT-R one of the most coveted and affordable supercars in the world today."
The major refinements to GT-R's renowned engineering masterpiece of an engine include improved intake efficiency, reduced airflow resistance including an enlarged air intake duct for the Intercooler, and improved Exhaust emissions efficiency and enhanced control. The engine is hand-assembled in a special clean room, similar to racing powerplant construction. As a result, horsepower is rated at 545 hp, an increase of 15 hp over the 2012 GT-R's 530 hp. Similarly, torque has been increased to 463 lb-ft from 448 lb-ft.
Transmission shift feel and quietness have been refined through a strengthened design of the shift fork arm and a firmer fixing bearing for the flywheel housing. Also, high performance differential oil, used in GT-R motorsports competition, is now standard for production models.
In addition, the suspension has been retuned and a handmade dry carbon rear spoiler has also been added to the Nissan GT-R Black Edition model. Other enhancements include the addition of a new blue lighting treatment inside the tachometer ring to match the shift position indicator light, helping provide a more sophisticated cockpit atmosphere. A RearView Monitor is now standard on all models.
The 2013 Nissan GT-R is scheduled to go on sale at select certified Nissan dealers in January 2012.
How to Paint alloy Wheels/Rims on a 720bhp Nissan GTR 'without' taking the wheels off?!!!
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2012 Nissan GTR - Get Krazy
tour of the GTR. with start up, engine revs, and launch. ..........video has been redone with out the music....check it out....and i expect a thumbs up for the effort......... : )
New 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
A fresh coat of paint in School Bus Yellow, the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is a tribute to the original 1970 Trans-Am championship car drove by Parnelli Jones. Appointed with the same reflective racing stripes and the so-called "hockey stick" appliqué, the car's appearance comes to life when lights beam off them. Like all other newly redesigned Mustang, the car's front end takes on a more aggressive stance and a grille to match. New signature HID headlights and LED rear lights will pierce through any pitch darkness. For added measure of safety, a set of covered fog lamps up front just in case there is a need. But it isn't all cosmetic. The Boss-tuned engine churns out 444-horsepower with 380 lb.-ft of torque. Needless to say, don't let the school bus yellow colorway fool you. The new 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 will make its debut this week at the L.A. Auto Show in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Drag Race! 2012 Nissan GT-R vs 2011 Chevy Corvette Z06 vs 2011 Shelby GT500
We pit the three five-figure phenoms - the 2012 Nissan GT-R, 2011 Chevy Corvette Z06 and 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 - against each other at the drag strip.
Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1104_2011_chevrolet_corvette_2011_ford_shelby_gt500_2012_nissan_gtr_comparison/index.html
Shot by: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason & Duane Sempson
Edited by: Duane Sempson
www.MOTRface.com 2012 Lexus LFA Red - video 3 of 3
Only 500 LFA supercars will be built, all will be hand-assembled by skilled technicians in the "Lexus LFA Works" at the Motomachi Plant in Toyota City at a rate of no more than 20 per month. The rear-wheel drive LFA is dynamically styled and powered by a sophisticated new high-revving 9,000 rpm (redline) 4.8-liter V10 engine that generates 552 hp and 354 lb.-ft. of torque for adrenaline-fuelled 202- mph performance. This specially-developed powerplant is paired with a unique six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG) with blazing-quick paddle-activated shifts for ultimate driver control. Linked by a rigid torque tube for excellent drivetrain integrity, the ASG is located in a transaxle layout over the rear axle for an optimal 48:52 front-to-rear weight distribution. Motorsport-developed lightweight aluminum alloy suspension components are complemented by Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake discs and an innovative electrically assisted rack and pinion steering system. Lightweight, powerful and balanced, the LFA features advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) construction for its chassis and much of its bodywork to deliver a light, incredibly strong and impact-resistant structure. Rather than outsource this sophisticated materials technology, the LFA team took the radical step of developing its own CFRP processes internally for ultimate quality control and to make a sound engineering investment in the future.
Drag Race: 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2010 Nissan GT-R
We pit Lexus' first-ever supercar -- the $400,000 Lexus LFA -- against our long-term Nissan GT-R to find out which one is the king of the JDMs.
Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1008_2012_lexus_lfa_2010_nissan_gtr_comparison/index.html
Shot by: Jim Gleason
Edited by: Jim Gleason
2013 Nissan GTR Black Edition
BrianZuk records a stunning Red 2013 Nissan GTR Black Edition. The video shows the exterior, interior, wheels, and carbon fiber spoiler, then shows the '13 GTR doing a few flybys on the track at Laguna Seca Raceway. Gorgeous GTR!
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