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First Look: 2013 Nissan GT-R



Godzilla is back! And it's bigger, faster and better than ever before.

Nissan Australia has confirmed that the 2013 Nissan GT-R Premium Edition will go on-sale in Australia on 1 February 2013.

The 2013 Nissan GT-R measures in at 4780mm long, 2036mm wide and weighs a hefty 1,300kgs. The engine produces maximum power ouput of 405kw or higher at 6,500rpm and maximum torque figures sit at 637Nm or higher at 5,000rpm.

The latest edition of the GT-R, previewed at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, Australia and before its global unveil in Japan on November 2, features enhancements throughout the vehicle for increased performance, improved ride and handling, and greater customisation.

Already considered a legendary supercar, the 2013 GT-R has received evolutionary design and engineering enhancements based on feedback acquired from competing in the 24-Hours of Nürburgring race earlier this year.

Notable modifications include improved engine response in both the mid and upper-rpm rev range, increased body rigidity, and specification changes to the shock absorbers, springs and front stabiliser. As a result, the vehicle’s overall performance is dramatically increased, high-speed stability improved and ride quality is more refined.

Additionally, a new luxury interior option will be offered that features genuine hand-stitched semi-aniline leather in amber red colour (seat and door trims, centre console), further enhancing the sense of quality and style within the cabin.

The 2013 GT-R also recorded a 0-100km.h time of 2.7 seconds in October 2012 at Sendai Hi Land Raceway, an improvement of 0.1 seconds compared to the 2012 edition, and lapped the Nürburgring Nordschliefe circuit in 7minutes 19.1 seconds.

2013 Nissan GT-R

2013 NISSAN GT-R


ENGINE IMPROVEMENT

Sharper mid-range engine response and improved high-end acceleration.

- The incorporation of high-output injectors that more precisely control fuel injection improves mid-range engine response and acceleration at higher rpms.
- A specially-developed orifice to the relief valve has been added to the turbocharger bypass; these suppress the rapid decrease of the forced injection pressure, helping to sustain acceleration at high rpms.
- By adding a specially-designed baffle plate to the oil pan, oil pressure is better stabilised while rotational friction within the oil pan is reduced, which increases engine performance during high-speed cornering.
- The engine now carries an engraved plate bearing the name of the ‘Takumi’ who assembled the engine by hand.


CHASSIS IMPROVEMENT

Glued-to-the-ground handling and rock-solid stability at super high speeds.

- After meticulously measuring the roll centre of a GT-R while in motion, Nissan engineers lowered the vehicle’s centre of gravity in accordance with the deflection of the suspension bushings and tyres. The specifications of the shock absorbers and front stabiliser have also been modified.
- Cam bolts have been installed on the front suspension to improve camber accuracy and maintainability of alignment settings.
- The torque from the driveshaft to the hub bearings was increased to improve reliability in high-stress situations, such as competition (track) driving.


BODY IMPROVEMENT

Improved driving stability and steering response. Reinforcements were added at two locations in the dash panel bar and instrument panel member, resulting in improved suspension performance and increased body rigidity.


2013 Nissan GT-R

NISSAN GT-R AT NURBURGRING, 2012

Car enthusiasts out there, be sure to keep an eye out early next year for the Nissan GT-R. It's one you don't want to miss! Trust us.

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