Nissan GT-R 2012 gets facelift and power boost

Nissan GT-R 2012 gets facelift and power boost

Specs for the updated 2012 Nissan GT-R have hit the net, and it looks like the GT-R gets a power boost to go with that facelift, and a quicker ‘Ring time.

According to a leaked Japanese spec sheet, the 2012 Nissan GT-R now gets 523 hp at 6400 rpm (or 530 ‘PS’ in another unit of power) and 612 Nm of torque from 3200 rpm to 6000 rpm.

Other changes to the 2012 GT-R include slightly revised aerodynamics, added turbo boost, larger exhaust piping, modified valve timing, transmission programming update and more. It weighs between 1730 kg and 1740 kg, depending on spec, with a fuel economy rating of 11.8 litres/100 km.

The number of editions, at least in Japan, now include Club Track (racing-only), EGOIST (customised luxury), Pure Edition, Black Edition, Premium Edition, and SpecV.

The upgraded engine gets a red cover, along with a strut brace, while the suspension has been retuned, and new 20-inch Rays wheels and redesigned brake discs are fitted.

The all-new Club Track is specifically for driver training and specially-organized track events, while the all-new Egoist model gets a unique German quilted leather interior in a choice of 20 colours, finished up by the carbon-fibre spoiler, special wheels and titanium exhaust from the SpecV.

The company now claims that the 2012 Nissan GT-R can circle the German benchmark Nurburgring racetrack in 7 minutes and 24 seconds. Dropping the ‘Ring time from 7:26.4 to 7:24 theoretically beats the Corvette ZR1, which is quicker than the outgoing GT-R, and supposedly in the wet. Earlier rumours had it at 7:20.

The new model should reach GCC markets by early next year.

Keep track of UAE prices and updates in the Nissan GT-R buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. Wow I want!! time to sell the m3

  2. Awesome,,this thing rocks..

  3. Nothing beats a sexy tan interior..

  4. from japan with love!!? 🙂

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