2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition Debuts At Chicago Auto Show
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition made its North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show. This is the third and most exclusive model in the 2014 GT-R line-up. With its 545 horsepower (400 kW) it aims to be even closer to a pure motorsports competition machine.
In particular this Nissan model includes a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts and a lightweight quilted cloth mat where the rear seats usually reside.
Changes to the four-wheel independent suspension fesature specialized Bilstein DampTronic gas pressure shock absorbers and higher spring rates. Track Edition's air guides for the front and rear brakes were also refined through rigorous track testing.
Furthermore, the performance enhancements range from adoption of new fuel injectors for improved torque response in the 4,500 – 6,000 rpm and improved throttle and acceleration feel at mid- and high-rpm ranges, to the addition of an oil pan baffle which stabilizes oil turbulence and oil pressure under high performance driving conditions.
In addition, an aluminum nameplate is now added to each hand-assembled engine bearing the name of the specially trained "Takumi" craftsman who created this individual engine. What is more, the great amount of 545 hp comes generated through GT-R's standard VR38DETT V6 unit. It also has 463 lb-ft (627 Nm) of torque.
The engine is mated to a paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race car-like speeds. It also includes Hill Start Assist for easy starts on uphill inclines.
Inside the coupe of the new GT-R Track Edition includes special blue-trimmed high-grip front seats that use a special leather and fabric appointments. The interior offers cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer, a large metallic-framed center console with ergonomically designed shift lever, a red "engine start" button and carbon fiber interior trim.
At the center of the instrument panel is positioned a video game-inspired multi-function display with 11 pages of available information, including mechanical and driving information, acceleration, brake pedal pressure, steering angle and a recording function with playback. Other information can be accessed there also such as: navigation system and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.
For the really good sound experience of the occupants there is included specially designed 11-speaker Bose® audio system with two forward-facing woofers Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® is also standard.
Moreover, there are some Track Edition's special features: handmade lightweight dry carbon fiber rear spoiler and special metallic black six-spoke RAYS® forged lightweight wheels mounted with Dunlop® SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT ultra high performance run-flat nitrogen-filled tires.
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition is offered in five exterior colors: Deep Blue Pearl, Jet Black, Solid Red, Gun Metallic and Pearl White and is set to go on sale in May 2013. Production will be limited to 150 vehicles.
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