2014 Nissan GT-R revealed with new performance upgrades [video]
Nissan has announced new performance upgrades to the new 2014 GT-R and it keeps getting better. Nissan has taken what they learned from feedback they received while driving the already potent GT-R supercar in the 24-Hours of Nurburgring race earlier this year, and applied it to the new 2014 model. The Nissan team won its class for the endurance race and finished 30th overall.
Nissan has released details on the Japanese version which goes on sale in Japan on November 19th. But we can get a good idea of what the U.S. market 2014 model will look like. Nissan will make specific U.S. model specifications closer to its North American market launch in early 2013.
A faster Nurburgring lap time
While Nissan continues to make improvements every year to the sports car, the proof is the Nurburgring lap time of 7:18:6. The power remains the same at 545 horsepower and 463 lb ft of torque, but the supercar receives improved engine response in both the mid and upper-rpm range.
The new Nissan GT-R also gets increased body rigidity, and specification changes to the shock absorbers, springs and front stabilizer. The performance improvements improve the sports cars overall performance with better high-speed stability and ride quality is more refined. The supercar also has improved high-end acceleration.
Improved engine response and high-end acceleration.
The new engine gets a number of improvements that can’t be seen to increase performance, Those include high-output injectors, specially-developed orifice to the relief valve have been added to the turbocharger bypass, and a new baffle plate was added to the oil pan for better oil pressure stabilization. Motul Competition Oil is offered as an engine oil option for those who drive their cars competitively at the track.
The GT-R’s center of gravity was lowered by modifying the suspension and specifications of the shocks and front stabilizer bars. And body reinforcements were added at two locations in the dash panel bar and instrument panel member, resulting in improved suspension performance and increased body rigidity.
The Japanese model will feature a Pure Edition, Black Edition and Premium Edition version that features rich Semiarinin leather and custom-colored interior interior package, enhancing the quality within the cabin. The new 2014 Nissan GT-R will be available early next year and pricing and specs will be announced closer to its launch here in the U.S.
The new Nissan GT-R made its debut at the Sugo circuit Friday, as media experienced the supercar updates. Check out the two Nissan GT-R videos below.