Nissan has officially spilled the beans on its newly-revised GT-R, It was first seen at the Paris Motorshow earlier this month
The GT-R’s V6, twin turbo engine now produces38bhp more than the previous version bringing its total output to a staggering 612bhp. Nissan have achieved this increase by improving the boost prssure of the turbochargers and has also fettled with the engine’s valve timing and air mixture ratio.
Nissan will offer the GT-R with an optional two-wheel-drive system, which works below 10km/h and makes it easier to park the beast. The new GTR also handles better than its predecessor thanks to a new rear suspension setup and revised front shocks, springs and stabilisers. Stopping power is also much improved thanks to larger brake discs and new Dunlop Sportmaxx rubber.
From looking at the pictures, the 2011 GT-R’s cabin looks like a very nice place to spend time. It has gained revised sports seats that offer better support while cornering, a new instrument cluster, black finishing on all switches and carbon fibre detailing, amongst other small changes.
Last but not least, Nissan has added two new special edition models to the GT-R range. The GT-R ‘Club Track’ edition will be aimed at track day warriors as it offers improved handling and performance, while the ‘Egoist; edition, just as it says on the tin, is for posers as it is flashier!
The new GT-R will go on sale in Europe in February and prices start upwards of €80k.