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2013 Nissan GT-R Euro-spec laps Nurburgring in 7:18.6

 2013 Nissan GT-R Euro-spec laps Nurburgring in 7:18.6
2013 Euro-spec Nissan GT-R

0-62 mph in 2.7 seconds

The revised Nissan GT-R has reached European territory and is already available on order.

Bringing "improved response times, greater stability and even sharper handling", the Euro-spec GT-R has a tweaked V6, 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine pushing out 550 HP (404.5 kW) and offering a better response from mid and upper rev ranges. In addition, further updates were made to the springs, dampers and anti-roll bar.

Thanks to all these upgrades, the latest GT-R is capable of doing the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 2.7 seconds, making it 0.1 seconds quicker than the model it replaces. It was able to do a lap of the Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 19.1 seconds, but the car's creator Kazutoshi Mizuno says half a second was lost because of traffic. This means the 2013 GT-R will do a lap in 7 minutes and 18.6 seconds, making it slightly faster than the 2012MY Euro-spec which does it in 7 minutes and 21 seconds.

In the press release below you will find additional information.

Source: Nissan

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:

Engine

  • 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.

Chassis  

  • 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.

Body

  • Reinforcements have been added to the dash panel bar and instrument panel member increased body rigidity resulting in better suspension control.

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Comments (10)

AliAlZaabi
the big issue in this car is gearbox???/
Jan 13, 2013 5:01 am
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air_cooled
have they fixed the plasma coated cylinders so the engine doesn't need to be dissasembled every 20,000km for service? Have they made a good looking interior yet? Is the fuel consumption as low as a Porsche 918 yet?
Jan 11, 2013 12:51 pm
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Smokepetrol
It´s a great car, but the ring times argument in my opinion is getting old and it´s not impressive anymore. This car needs to regain attention with something else.
Jan 10, 2013 5:50 pm
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Garais877
thats right, it must prove that is best of the best, it must win WEC GT PRO championship or at least one 24h race, any 24h race, there is many of them.....
Jan 11, 2013 7:51 pm
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Garais877
win the 24h race with proper opposition ofcorse...
Jan 11, 2013 7:53 pm
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FilipeAlves
Amazing Car!! Godzilla rules!!
Jan 10, 2013 12:21 pm
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out4ride
I don't care. This car does nothing to blow mine skirt up!
Jan 10, 2013 10:21 am
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GRAVE
Great time! Well done. Now someone will come and say: it is just a Datsun
Jan 10, 2013 9:43 am
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DTM
Its just a Datsun.
Jan 10, 2013 2:44 pm
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DTM
Jokes, this car is just astonishing!
Jan 10, 2013 2:45 pm
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