2012 Nissan GT-R Features More Horsepower, New "Black Edition," Revised Fascias and Carbon Fiber Interior Trim
- Nissan's Multi-Dimensional 530-Horsepower Supercar Makes North American Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show, Set to Go On Sale in Early 2011 -
Entering its fourth year of availability in the North American market, the 2012 Nissan GT-R has a new look, new colors, new wheel design and,
most important to fans of pure power, more horsepower under the hood. In addition, a new "Black Edition"- with unique seats, interior colors and
wheels - joins the GT-R Premium model. The latest iteration of Nissan's legendary supercar makes its North American debut that the 2010 Los
Angeles Auto Show and will be available at official "GT-R certified" Nissan dealers across the United States in early 2011.
The 2012 Nissan GT-R's advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 now produces 530 horsepower (versus the previous 485 horsepower) and 488
lb-ft of torque (versus the previous 434 lb-ft) - a result of modifying the boost pressure of the turbocharger, valve timing and air mixture
ratio, and through reducing intake air resistance by enlarging the inlet pipe diameter. In addition, exhaust air resistance was reduced through
use of an enlarged section of exhaust pipe.
GT-R's already impressive aerodynamics have been improved for 2012 with downforce increased by about 10% and the coefficient of drag reduced to
0.26 (from 0.27). Stability is improved by enlarged fascia and grille openings, which also help reduce air resistance inside the engine
compartment. The volume of air that passes through the radiator and cools the front brakes is also increased.
The newly refreshed front fascia features aggressive double rectifier fins and new integrated high intensity LED running lights. Additional
plated parts are used for the headlight inner panels, enhancing the car's strong visual presence.
The redesigned rear fascia features a lower center of gravity than the previous design, created by using a sculpted lower section and extended
length. Underfloor cooling performance is also enhanced and air resistance reduced by extending the rear diffuser.
In addition, cooling performance for the muffler is improved and rear downforce is increased by about 10% through use of a new rear fascia
outlet and new vents on the lower rear fenders that help remove air from the rear wheel wells. Newly designed larger diameter tailpipe finishers
are also adopted. Six exterior colors are available, including two new colors: Deep Blue Pearl and Jet Black. Other available colors are Solid
Red, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and a limited production 4-stage metallic Super Silver.
GT-R's newly designed, lighter weight and more rigid forged aluminum 20-inch wheels, once again manufactured by RAYS®, help improve suspension
response. Knurling inside the wheels is modified to help keep the tires from slipping around the wheels under heavy acceleration or braking. The
wheels also feature a new premium dark (near black) finish, which provides a high quality, high-performance look. The Black Edition
features special black six-spoke RAYS® lightweight wheels in place of the Premium model's 10-spoke design.
Inside, the revisions for 2012 include new carbon fiber trim and upgraded materials. The Black Edition adds custom red-trimmed Recaro® seats, red
and black interior trim and a dark headliner.
"The Nissan GT-R continues to be a multi-dimensional performance machine that lives up to the concept of 'the ultimate supercar that can be driven
by anyone, anytime, anywhere,'" said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. "With the
enhancements for 2012, including its 530-horsepower twin turbo V6 and revised styling, the GT-R legend continues to grow. We can't wait for its
arrival in Nissan showrooms, and on the streets, here in the U.S."
Additional information on the 2012 Nissan GT-R, including on-sale date, will be available in the coming months.
2012 Nissan GT-R Set For North American Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show in November
Following the global debut of the revised Nissan GT-R supercar in Japan today, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced that the
new Nissan GT-R supercar will make its first North American appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17th.
The latest version of the potent Nissan GT-R, with enhanced performance and refreshed exterior and interior treatments, will be
designated as a 2012 model when it goes on sale at select Nissan dealers in the United States and Canada early in the 2011 calendar
year. Full details on the North American version of the Nissan GT-R will be available at the Los Angeles show. Information on the
Japan market Nissan GT-R, which will be available in mid-November, was released today.
According to Autoblog website, the GT-R will get a facelift for the 2012 model year. Autoblog states that Nissan is upgrading the GT-R's
front and rear fascias for the 2012 model year.
The changes are slight, but they deserve noting. Particularly the new rear bumper, integrated diffuser and sharper flares aft of the rear
wheels. The front grille has been revised with a more horizontal opening than the previous model and with camo covering the side intakes,
it's obvious that the bumper is going to be benefit from a slight restyling.
Autoblog spies caught both a standard GT-R and its SpecV sibling at the Nurburgring, so it appears that these changes will carry over to
both models. Expect an official reveal sometime this fall.
More Information Coming Soon!
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