NISSAN GT-R: EVEN SHARPER FOR 2013
- Latest GT-R has arrived in Europe
- 0-62mph time drops 0.1 seconds to 2.7 seconds
- Advanced twin-turbocharged V6 engine further improved to offer even better response
- Revised model now capable of lapping the Nürburgring circuit in 7min 18.6 seconds
- 2013 GT-R and 370Z spearhead Nissan's new year sports car line-up
ROLLE, Switzerland (January 10h, 2013) Nissan's iconic performance flagship GT-R has arrived in Europe for 2013 with improved response times, greater stability and even sharper handling.
Alongside the enhanced 2013 model year 370Z, the GT-R spearheads Nissan's performance car line-up.
At the very top of the Nissan range, the GT-R now has a reworked 550PS 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, generating improved responses from the mid and upper rev ranges. Modifications have also been made to the dampers, springs and front anti-roll bar. The result is greater high-speed stability, improved traction, a more refined ride and an enhanced driver experience.
The 0-62mph time is now only 2.7 seconds, 0.1 seconds quicker than in the model year 2012 car. The revised model is also even faster around the Nürburgring, lapping the famous German circuit in 7min 19.1 seconds when undergoing testing in May this year.
Kazutoshi Mizuno, creator of the GT-R, has revealed that 0.5 seconds were lost to traffic on that hot lap, indicating that the MY13 GT-R is capable of a 7min 18.6 seconds lap. That compares to 7min 21 seconds for the MY12 GT-R.
With the GT-R always showcasing Nissan's latest technology, the modifications made are derived from data generated during competitive racing at the 2012 Nürburgring 24-Hour race in Germany in which two near-production GT-R models were competing last year.
The Nissan GT-R is a four-wheel-drive super-coupé like no other, with a lineage and integrity that stretches back more than four decades.
When the current version debuted in 2009 its aggressive and unique styling and thunderous performance created a storm of publicity and rave reviews. It has been subtly upgraded every year since.
The MY13 Nissan GT-R is available to order now.
GT-R Technical improvements in detail:
- New high-output injectors more accurately control fuel injection to improve mid and high-range rpm response.
- A new relief valve for the turbocharger bypass suppresses the rapid decrease of forced injection pressure, again helping to sustain response.
- A new oil pan baffle helps maintain more stable oil pressure and reduces rotational friction especially during high-performance driving.
- After measuring the roll centre of the GT-R when cornering and taking deflection of the bushes and tyres into account, Nissan engineers have adjusted the suspension geometry with revisions to the dampers, springs and front anti-roll bar to deliver improved high speed stability.
- The torque carrying capacity of the driveshafts has been increased to improve reliability in high-stress situations, such as track driving and hard acceleration.
- Reinforcements have been added to the dash panel bar and instrument panel member increased body rigidity resulting in better suspension control.