Nissan GT-R European version
The updates for Nissan GT-R European version include changing front spring and damper rates to improve the comfort for occupants. Besides that the responsiveness is better and the handling is more accurate. At the rear, the stiffness of the suspension radius rod bushings has been increased, so the car feels much more stable in the corners.
Other feature of the European version is the logic controlling torque distribution between the front and rear axles.
Nissan also updated the software of the gearbox. They changed the logic in the gearbox to give a later downshift from 6th to 5th when being driven in automatic mode and also added more aggressive downshift pattern when changing down from 4th to 3rd, and from 3rd to 2nd gear.
Additional cooling to the exhaust and gearbox is provided by two additional NACA cooling ducts, which have been added to the carbon fibre underfloor diffuser. Other feature in the cooling system is a new larger diameter pipe connecting the oil cooler to reduce gearbox temperatures.
The brakes has been revised, too. The balance of the electonic brakeforce distribution bias has been moved slightly rearwards to improve the braking stability in dry conditions.
To ensure that Nissan GT-R is Euro 5 compliant, the CO2 emissions are dropped to 295g/km.
The slight exterior and interior changes include a double coat of clear paint for front and rear bumpers, the speedometer and rev counter now has sport gun metallic finish surrounds and uprated insulation for the rear seats.
Upgraded Navigation & Audio
Nissan GT-R received new better Navigation and Audio system, which includes a Hard Disk Drive with 40GB of memory space for road maps and music tracks. The system also gets extended mapping which now includes Turkey, Eastern Europe and Russia. The resolution of the new 7 inch screen is up to four times better than the previous generation system. The software includes Real time traffic information is supplied via RDS-TMC and access to Point Of Interest (POI) information supplied by Michelin with useful information on restaurants, services, museums and other tourist attractions in 20 major European cities.
The software also includes on-screen instructions displayed in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch or Russian. It also have voice recognition supported in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.
The navigation system continue to use touch-screen interface, which is proved to be easy and safe. It also have a Bluetooth phone connectivity for additional safety while you are driving. The system also allows iPod/USB connection with full control via the screen and/or steering wheel switches.
Nissan GT-R has been introduced two years ago and it has over 50 awards since then. A total of over 1600 GT-Rs were delivered to customers since the start of European sales earlier this year. Some of the award of GT-R are:
- Top Gear Supercar of the Year (UK)
- What Car? Performance Car of the Year (UK)
- Motor Trend Car of the Year (US)
- Automobile magazine Automobile of the Year (South Africa)
- International Car of the Year (US)
- Consumers' Choice Award: Car of the Year 2007-2008 (Japan)
- King of Cars: Nippon Sport Newspaper (Japan)
For many fans and customers Nissan GT-R is the ultimate sports car, which combines cutting-edge technology and unique driving experience.