The 2013 Nissan GT-R is equipped with a 3.8-liter VR3DETT twin-turbo V6 engine pumps out about 545 horsepower isn’t quite enough for Kazutoshi Mizuno, who headed the GT-R development team. Today, Kazutoshi Mizuno revealed another modification to the already potent GT-R, which is slated as the 2014 model for the North American market and elsewhere in the world as the 2013 model.
As we all familiar with the Nissan GT-R, body and engine modifications only get subtle changes, but it is progressing throughout the years since its introduction. From what we know so far, the new 2014 Nissan GT-R will be lowered along with a new tuned suspension system for greater handling capability through curves and turns. As for the engine’s power output, it remains the same, but has been fine tuned to provide greater response between 4,000-6,000 rpm. Zero to 60 mph time is now at 2.7 seconds, which is about 0.1 second faster than the 2013 model. [11/4/2012]
According to the company’s test runs at the Nürburgring in Germany, the 2014 Nissan GT-R’s lap time is at 7’18’’6. That is an impressive 20 seconds faster than the first 2007 production model. More technical details on the 2014 Nissan GT-R to come, so stay tuned. Here is a list of the modifications:
New high-output injectors more concisely control fuel injection to improve mid-range and high-rpm response.
A new relief valve for the turbocharger bypass suppresses the rapid decrease of forced injection pressure, again helping to sustain response.
A new oil pan baffle helps maintain more stable oil pressure and reduces rotational friction especially during high-performance driving.
After measuring the roll center of the GT-R when cornering and taking deflection of the bushes and tires into account, engineers have updated the suspension set-up with revisions to the dampers, springs and front anti-roll bar to lower the center of gravity.
New cam bolts have been installed on the front suspension to improve camber accuracy and stability when cornering.
The torque carrying capacity of the drive shafts to the hub bearings has been increased to improve reliability in high-stress situations, such as track driving.
Reinforcements have been added to the dash panel bar and instrument panel member resulting in increased body rigidity and better suspension control.
The Nissan GT-R supercar started out at $69,850 back in 2008, increased to $96,820 in 2013, and now is edging out to $99,590 for the 2014 model. But Nissan got its reasons to jack up the price, as there are a lot of improvements throughout the years. The Nissan GT-R supercar with a 545-hp twin-turbo V6 engine gets whole new set of suspension system to improve handling, which includes new tuned shock absorber, springs and anti-roll bar. In addition, body rigidity has been increased as well. The modifications for 2014 Nissan GT-R supercar are said to lower the coupe’s center of gravity and further improve its handling.
The 2014 Nissan GT-R is offered in two models – GT-R Premium and the GT-R Black Edition with special lightweight black aluminum forged RAYS wheels, unique red and black interior, Recaro leather-appointed seats and a unique dry carbon fiber rear spoiler. There are a few styling modifications as well, which include the addition of a Premium Interior Package offering hand-stitched red leather seats, and a color pattern for the steering wheel.