2014 Nissan GT-R gets several improvements

The Japanese automaker Nissan has unveiled the 2014MY GT-R which brings several technical modifications, while the bodywork has remained virtually the same. Most of the tweaks are derived from the lessons learned after the firm competed with a standard vehicle at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring this year. The first modification they made is to lower the car’s roll center and they did this by changing some of the front suspension settings which Nissan says have improved stability at high speeds. The output of the engine has remained untouched but the response has been improved while the 0-62 mph sprint is now done in 2.7 seconds (0.1 quicker).

Nissan says that the revamped GT-R is now capable of doing a lap of the Nürburgring in 7 minutes 18.6 seconds which makes it a full 20 seconds faster than the original GT-R which came out back in 2007. Other modifications worth mentioning include the new oil pan baffle which can better maintain more stable oil pressure and also it can diminish rotational friction. Stability while cornering and camber accuracy have been improved by installing new cam bolts on the GT-R’s front suspension.

In addition, Nissan’s engineers have made some reinforcements to the dash panel bar and instrument panel member which have improved suspension control and also increased body rigidity. The new high output injectors have improved mid- and high-range response, while the new relief valve for the turbocharger bypass has decreased forced injection pressure.

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