A race-spec variant of the Nissan GT-R was involved in a serious accident most likely in South Africa during this year’s edition of the Knynsa Hill Climb. Details about the accident at not available at this point but from the footage recorded the cause of the accident must have been excessive speed while coming into the corner and as a consequence the driver lost control of the GT-R and ended up rolling and crashing on the side of the road.
We have some bad news for those of you in the United States interested in purchasing the Nissan GT-R as the 2015 model year has arrived with a starting price of $101,770, without taking into consideration the destination and handling fees which add an extra $1,595. The vehicle is offered as standard with a retuned suspension, LED-infused headlights as well as a better interior cabin featuring a Bose Active Noise Cancellation system. Opt for the Black Edition (starts at $111,510) and you also receive forged aluminum RAYS wheels and a carbon fiber rear spoiler. This variant also comes with leather-covered Recaro seats and a red & black cabin.
There’s also the Track Edition priced at $115,710 which has carbon fiber air ducts, bespoke suspension tuning and a different spoiler. You also get a carbon fiber trunk lid and blue-trimmed high-grip seats. All three versions are powered by a V6 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine rated at 545 bhp and 463 lb-ft working together with a dual-clutch 6-speed gearbox.
A Nismo variant will top the range this summer and as you would imagine will be considerably more expensive.
Aside from introducing the first ever Nismo-prepared version of the GT-R, Nissan also revealed today the slightly revised 2014 GT-R. As far as the design is concerned, the exterior look of the Japanese supercar hasn’t been changed that much, with the exception of the updated taillights and the high-intensity multi-LED headlights. In addition, customers will have the possibility of ordering the 2014 GT-R with a new Gold Flake Red Pearl exterior paint scheme which can be seen in these official images provided by Nissan. On the inside there is a new pale ivory trim option, along with semi-aniline leather-wrapped seats that come with stitched accents.
The 2014 Nissan GT-R is programmed to go on sale at home in Japan on December 2nd and will pack an overhauled suspension that encompasses front stabilizer spring rates plus updated shock absorbers. It now has Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DST CTT tires and an updated steering system. Nissan’s engineers have also done some work to the braking system.
The Nismo-tuned version of the Nissan GT-R will be officially revealed tomorrow but details and photos of the car have already leaked onto the web. The vehicle will be powered by the same 3.8-liter V6 twin-turbo engine which has been massaged to develop 595 HP and a peak torque of 650 Nm, representing a significant improve compared to the series 545 HP and 627 Nm. The additional oomph was obtained after mounting larger turbochargers, updating the intake and exhaust and also uprating the ignition timing. The power is transferred to a new set of 20-inch alloys shod in run-flat Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST tires measuring 255/40RF-20.
Nissan says the car was able to lap the Nürburgring in an amazing 7 minutes and 8.69 seconds at the end of September with Michael Krumm behind the wheel. It should be noted that the car came fitted with an optional track package that has a few carbon fiber parts that can lower the weight of the vehicle by 64.8 kg. The kit also brings a rear spoiler, front splitter, a lighter rate for the springs and manually adjustable Öhlins shocks.
Source: Car & Driver
An interesting appearance at this year’s Gumball 3000 edition is Team Galag’s TG1. Although you can’t really tell from these official photos, the car is actually based on the Nissan GT-R but obviously it was fitted with an entirely new body kit manufactured from carbon fiber which has reduced the weight of the Japanese supercar to 1,632 kg (3,600 lbs). The vehicle has also gained a fresh new set of 21-inch alloy wheels.
The car was created by Team Galag from Saudi Arabia in collaboration with Parker Brothers Concepts who are based in the United States. Work on the engine was done by UK-based Litchfield Motors.
The output of the mill was increased to an impressive 750 HP (551 kW) and 948 Nm (700 lb-ft) which allows this custom Nissan GT-R to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in just 2.68 seconds. Team Galag says the TG1 is capable of achieving a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h).
Source: Motor Authority
Nissan has made an announcement at the beginning of this week by introducing a special edition of the GT-R supercar which will be available in limited quantities and exclusively in France. Only ten of them will be made and each will have a starting price of 97,900 EUR or 125,810 USD. For this money you will be essentially getting the GT-R Black Edition but with a Grey Squale paint job (the only one available) and “Gentleman Edition” badges sitting next to the front fender vents. Power comes from the standard V6 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine capable of outputting 542 bhp (405 kW).
As far as the interior is concerned, the Nissan GT-R Gentleman Edition comes with an individually-numbered plaque manufactured from titanium, along with attractive amber red leather upholstery. Other goodies include a bespoke sunglass case and hand-stitched leather accents.
The Nissan GT-R is truly one of the best cars on sale today given its incredible performance which is available for less than 100,000 USD. There are only a few cars faster than the GT-R but most of them are a lot more expensive.
In the video below you’ll get to see the Japanese supercar race a jet fighter for the most recent issue of “N_Magazine” which represents a publication destined for the firm’s customers.
The interesting test was organized by Nissan Germany who wanted to see what the GT-R can do when racing a Hawker Hunter in Switzerland.
At this year’s Chicago Auto Show, Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has launched a new edition of the popular GT-R that goes by the name of Track Edition. It is scheduled to hit the firm’s dealers all around the world this May and will be sold in the U.S. in only 150 units. At its heart is the same V6 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine pumping out 545 hp (406 kW) and a peak torque of 627 Nm (463 lb-ft). The mill is linked to a dual clutch, 6-speed sequential gearbox which is capable of changing the gears in just 0.15 seconds. Customers will have to choose from these paint schemes: Deep Blue Pearl, Gun Metallic, Jet Black, Solid Red and Pearl White.
The special edition is distinguished by the absence of the rear seats which have been replaced by quilted cloth math which Nissan says it’s very lightweight. Other than that, the GT-R Track Edition has carbon fiber front and rear spoiler, higher grip front seats, a stiffer suspension setup, custom brake cooling guides and 6-spoke forged wheels wrapped around in Dunlop run-flat high-performance, nitrogen-filled tires. The wheels along with the rear spoiler are also available on the Nissan GT-R Black Edition available in select markets, including United States.
The 2014 GT-R has finally arrived in the United States where it sees yet another price hike which certainly won’t be to the liking of many potential customers. When it was introduced back in 2008 it was available for $69,850 but with the years passing by, it now costs $99,590, not taking into consideration the yet undisclosed destination charge. The increased price tag does bring a couple of additional stuff as the V6 twin-turbo engine with its 545 hp is now providing a better response in mid- and upper-rpm ranges. In addition, the GT-R’s handling has also been improved thanks to new springs, absorbers and a revised front anti-roll bar.
Thanks to these changes, the car’s center of gravity has been lowered which in return should improve handling. If you are willing to spend more, you can opt for the Black Edition model which begins at $109,300 and comes with an engraved aluminum plate showing the name of the person who built the engine. In addition, the higher-end model has a Premium Interior Package with hand-stitched red leather seats and a color pattern for the sports steering wheel.
Aside from revealing the GT-R’s price tag, Nissan also disclosed the price of the 2014 Murano CrossCabriolet which begins from $41,995, making it $2,545 cheaper than the outgoing 2013MY.
Source: Nissan via AutoBlog
Nissan revealed the refreshed GT-R during the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show as a 2014MY and now it has reached European territory where it’s sold as a 2013 model year. At a first glimpse you would be tempted to say that it’s the exact same car and Nissan didn’t make any changes but it’s not the case.
The reason for this is because the V6 3.8-liter bi-turbo is now unleashing 545 hp and a maximum torque of 627 Nm (463 lb-ft). In addition, the updated GT-R comes with high-output injectors, a new oil pan baffle, as well as a new relief valve for the turbocharger bypass.
The list of updates for the new model year doesn’t stop here as Nissan’s engineers have made several reinforcements to the dash panel bar and instrument member panel in order to boost the car’s overall rigidity. Further revisions were applied to the front anti-roll bars, springs and dampers to provide the supercar with an improved stability during high speeds. Reliability has also been increased thanks to the reinforced driveshaft.
As a consequence to these in-depth revisions, the revised Nissan GT-R complete the 0-62 mph run in only 2.7 seconds, making it 0.1 seconds faster than the outgoing model. It can also do a lap of the Nordschleife in 7:18.6 whereas its predecessor did it in 7:21.