2013 Nissan GT-R: Elevated Performance
The new 2013 Nissan GT-R now has enhanced response, better stability and sharper handling. The model will go on sale in the spring next year, showing-off its new four-wheel drive and great responsiveness.
In fact, this Nissan model has received a round of improvements, which complement perfectly the "beast" which seeps under its good: the 550 horsepower (405 kW) 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Here the lessons, that the brand have learned after this year's Nürburgring 24-Hour, are applied by the engineers thus effecting in enhanced response in both the mid- and upper-rpm rev ranges.
Other changes include increased body rigidity and modifications to the dampers, springs and front anti-roll bar. As a consequence, the GT-R is now more responsive, has better high-speed stability and a more refined ride.
Details around this model are still scarce and the brand will reveal full prices and exact performance specifications closer to car's launch. Nevertheless, some technical changes were disclosed.
The engine for instance has new high-output injectors, which more concisely control fuel injection in order to enhance mid-range and high-rpm response. Furthermore, new relief valve for the turbocharger bypass suppresses the rapid decrease of forced injection pressure, again helping to sustain response. Next, a brand new oil pan baffle helps maintain more stable oil pressure and reduces rotational friction especially during high-performance driving.
The chassis has been updated as well, after measuring the roll centre of the GT-R when cornering and taking deflection of the bushes and tyres into account. The updated suspension includes revised dampers, springs and front anti-roll bar to lower the centre of gravity.
Moreover, new cam bolts have been installed on the front suspension to enhance camber accuracy and stability when cornering. The torque has been increased as well thus carrying capacity of the driveshafts to the hub bearings and improving the reliability in high-stress situations.
At last but not least, some changes have been made to the body as well. Reinforcements have been added to the dash panel bar and instrument panel member effecting in extended body rigidity and better suspension control.