Japan’s BestMotor TV decided to verify what sort of improvement the new Nissan GT-R can boast over its predecessors by putting it up against them in little family contest made of two tasks: a 400 m drag race and a 3 lap race on the famous Motegi race track.
By clicking on the ‘Continue reading’ link below you will access the videos of both tests, featuring as contenders the GT-Rs from 2012, 2011 and 2009, marketed as Model Year 2013, Model Year 2012 and Model Year 2010 respectively. Surely the youngest one of the lot got the edge to win both battles, but is it really that much better than the older siblings?
via | CarScoop
Nissan has revealed the details of “Track Pack” that will be made available for the next GT-R, which is supposed to enter the worldwide market in Spring 2012. The package is aimed at those customers who would like to get the best possible performance out of it on a circuit, making it even more fast than the already extreme standard model.
The package will include exclusive 6-spoke Rays alloys finished with gloss black centers, new brake cooling ducts for both front and rear bumpers, different suspension setting and a lower ride height. As for the interior, the Track Pack gets rid of rear seats, replaces the front row with lighter Recaro sports seats and puts a Track Pack logo right in the middle of the dashboard.
The package will be available in the UK for an extra 10,000£ (about 11,700 € - 15,000 $) on the top of the ‘regular’ GT-R price, but Nissan has not officially revealed how much it will cost elsewhere. It shouldn’t be that different, though.
via | MotorAuthority
According to Autoblog.nl, Nissan GT-R Model Year 2013 completed its lap on the legendary Nurburgring North Course in 7 minutes, 16 seconds and 8 hundredths. If confirmed, the news means that the Japanese supercar did way better than the 2011 version, which stopped the clock at 7 min 24 sec and 022. Besides, this time had already signed a 2 seconds improvement over the previous model.
The 2013 Nissan GT-R uses a reprogrammed ECU with brand new exhaust and air intake systems which boast the power of its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine (used by the current version as well) up to 560 hp. We will be waiting for some official footage documenting the accomplishment and also for the response of its direct competitors.