Sunday, May 8, 2011

Nissan GT-R Specifications

Although we’ve been tracking the development of Nissan’s refreshed 2012 GT-R for more than a year, the Japanese automaker has mostly remained tight-lipped about the car’s future.

Now, Nissan says that it will finally debut the North American GT-R next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. For now, we have three new images of the Japanese-spec GT-R in addition to the GT-R we saw at the Paris Motor Show. Nissan says that the North American GT-R will differ in some ways from the European and Japanese-market models. 3 years ago, in October 2007, when the GT-R made its global debut, we said thet we reveal GT-R in itd true form three years from now. We also thought of the nissan GT-R as the nippon GT-R. Today everybody is shouting about globalisation. For us i have 2 meanings. The first is the efficient production of cars at low cost in overseas production plants. The second is showing the world that 'car creation', based on sensibilities coming from japan's culture and spirit, this is a way we continued its unwavering progress along this road. We would like to look back at the evolution that has taken place during this three years, and talk about the 'ultimate car building' that has been achieved with the new GT-R.
This refresh includes changes not only to cosmetic bits, but also to the chassis and drivetrain in ways previously unknown and certainly unexpected. The changes are so substantial, in fact, Nissan’s internal name for the model will be revised from the CBA-R35 to the DBA-R35.

Exterior upgrades for 2012
Starting with the basics, the front and rear exterior fascias will obviously be changed. The front fascia will now include integrated LEDs in the bumper, and design changes will not add 10 percent additional downforce from the front of the car. The next noticeable change to the exterior of the vehicle comes in the form of new 10-spoke Rays forged aluminum wheels – as captured in our spy photos. The wheels not only offer a new look, but according to NAGTROC, they also drop 13 kg, which results in a welcomed 3 kg drop in unsprung weight at each corner.
Interesting, Nissan even went back and modified the paint across the board – claiming higher quality. In particular, the white colors are said to be a much better match now when comparing the plastic and metal panels which had unacceptable levels of variation before.
Nissan will also add two new metallic colors, red and black.

Interior upgrades for 2012
changes for the interior are essentially in-line with what most have come to expect from a refresh, with just a few changes here and there. For starters, the lighting for the instrument cluster has switched from red to blue, while the rest of the dash enjoys a switch to real carbon fiber for the HVAC area. The HVAC controls will also receive a new style of knobs.
There are several other very subtle changes, including the use of a softer material for the seat belts, variations to the tensioner, a modified steering wheel logo and new metal trim texture for the A/C vents and paddle shifters.
Showing just how dedicated Nissan is to the GT-R, they even went as far as to work on the doors – claiming even further reduced NVH as well as improved fit and finish.
A change that will likely be much appreciated by all, all standard GT-R models will enjoy upgraded seating options. The Pure and Black Editions will receive total redesigns, aimed at bolstering comfortable and stability while reducing incoming vibration during extreme driving or while traversing rough roads.
Meat and potatoes – the REAL changes
Although modified cosmetics and ergonomics are always welcomed during a vehicle refresh, Nissan decided to go deep under the skin of the GT-R to provide some unusually substantial upgrades.
Nissan decided that the handling of the GT-R wasn’t quite where it needed to be, and as a result, they will add several chassis improvements. First up were the forward suspension strut towers, which have been strengthened with carbon and aluminum materials for improved joint stiffness.
In addition to strengthening the front suspension, Nissan paid attention to the dashboard support area, which received reinforcement as well.
Despite these revisions, the entire vehicle will reportedly come in 10 kg lighter than the current model.
But wait, there’s more (suspension upgrades)
In addition to a beefed-up chassis, Nissan also revised the entire suspension, complete with new spring rates and dampers, revised geometry and a new leverage ratio. These changes will help to improve the efficiency of both the shock absorbers and the stabilizer, giving the GT-R an overall more confident driving feel. T o achieve this, Nissan has adopted a piston-free aluminum design which it claims reduces friction, and increases oil flow and accuracy.
Our spies have spotted two GT-R prototypes–one a Spec V, the other appearing to be a standard model–both sporting the same changes to the rear bumper, and similar changes to their front fascias. The latest GT-R prototypes get reshaped upper grilles, ditching the upturned corners of the current model’s grille for a more horizontal look. Additional changes are slightly visible peeking through the covering on the front corners.

Powertrain tweaks
Detailed are far more limited for the powertrain, but NAGTROC believes there will be an improvement in efficiency of a few percentage points, as well as the possibility for “significantly improved” torque, which they attribute to Nissan sources.
To help drivers cope with the potential bump in torque – and possibly power – Nissan will also reportedly increase the diameter of its front rotors by 10mm to 390mm, a move it hopes will increase stopping power while simultaneously extending brake pad and rotor life. NAGTROC also believes that the tuning of the ABS and VDC systems will be modified as well.
The GT-R refresh will likely stand until an all-new model launches in 2013 or 2014.



  • Drag Coefficient                                      19.5
  • Market Segment                                      Luxury
  • Size                                                         Compact
  • Weight                                                    3829


  • Length                                                     183.1
  • Width                                                      74.9
  • Height                                                      54.0
  • Wheelbase                                               109.4
  • Clearance
  • Front Track                                              62.6
  • Rear Track                                               63.0
  • Weight Distribution                                   53/47


  • Seats                                                       4
  • Passenger Volume                                   79.0
  • Front Passenger Volume                          N/A
  • Rear Passenger Volume                           N/A
  • Cargo Volume                                         8.8
  • Cargo Volume(Seats Folded)
  • Front Leg Room                                      44.6
  • Front Head Room                                   38.1
  • Front Shoulder Room                              54.3
  • Front Hip Room                                      54.7
  • Rear Leg Room                                       26.4
  • Rear Head Room                                     33.5
  • Rear Shoulder Room                               50.0
  • Rear Hip Room                                       44.9
  • Third Leg Room
  • Third Head Room
  • Third Shoulder Room
  • Third Hip Room


  • Fuel Type                                                  Gas
  • Displacement                                             3.8
  • Power                                                       Yes
  • Torque                                                      434
  • Cylinders                                                   V6
  • Highway MPG                                           21
  • City MPG                                                  15
  • Combined MPG                                        N/A
  • Forced Induction                                      Turbocharger
  • Direct Induction                                        No


  • Type                                                         Automated Manual
  • Gears                                                        6
  • Layout                                                      All Wheel Drive


  • Front front                                                Disc
  • Front ABS                                               Yes
  • Front Size                                                 20
  • Front Regenerative                                   No
  • Rear Type                                               Aluminum
  • Rear ABS                                                Yes
  • Rear Size                                                 20


  • Front Type                                               Aluminum
  • Front Tires                                               255/40ZRF20
  • Front Suspension                                     Double Wishbone
  • Rear Tires                                               285/35ZRF20
  • Rear Suspension                                      Multi-Link


  • Steering Ratio                                         15:1
  • Turning Circle (curb)                               36.6
  • Turning circle (wall)                                 N/A

Trailering & Hauling

  • Tongue Weight                                        N/A
  • Trailer Weight                                          N/A
  • Payload
  • First Gear                                                4.056
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