Nissan GT-R oozes out more power for 2012

Nissan GT-R oozes out more power for 2012

The Nissan GT-R is one sports car that never ceases to evolve. As much as it is loved by the masses, Nissan ensures that the GT-R is constantly being fine-tuned to constantly keep up with the constantly-changing supercar competition, thereby preserving the rich racing heritage created by its legendary predecessors. For 2012, the all-new GT-R resembles its first iteration only in the looks department. Under the shell however, things have changed.

The first change the GT-R sports is a revised 3.8-litre V6 twin-turbo motor with extra oomph. The power figures have now climbed to a prodigious 542 hp in European trim (545 hp in USA, 550 hp in Japan), with 632 Nm of torque between 3200 and 5800 rpm. With those figures, the new GT-R can whiz past 100 kph in a claimed 2.7 seconds, and can even shear off its own lap-times on the Nürburgring by upto an incredible 10 seconds. The increased power output is celebrated alongside improved fuel economy. Other perfections to the racing veins of the Nissan GT-R include a revised transmission, reinforced framework, asymmetric suspension settings in right-hand-drive models to compensate for driver’s weight, optional carbon ceramic brakes for exceptional stopping power, and usage of differential oil generally used in racing competitions.

Also available for right-hand-drive models is the “For Track Pack” for track enthusiasts, which removes the rear seats for shaving some weight off the GT-R, and revises the suspension settings while featuring extra brake cooling for both front and rear brakes, aluminium-alloy wheels from Nissan GT-R Spec-V with black quartz chrome colour coating, and an exclusive front spoiler with carbon air duct. Other upgrades include a rear view camera, BOSE Precision Sound System woofers and some fancy blue lighting inside the tachometer.

Set to debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, the new Nissan GT-R is not far from reaching the Japanese, GCC and European markets as a 2012 model, with the U.S. calling it a 2013 model. We expect it to be launched in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries by later next year.

What do you think?



  1. Godzilla on extra dose of steroids….. :O

  2. The ugliest sports car ever.
    Thumb down if you agree.

    • If you see a world’s stongest man and if he looks ugly. Its not actually cared.

    • All the money has gone to the performance. You can see it is ugly outside, cheap inside, but a beast on the roads. You are only spending for the performance, just like GM’s Corvette!

    • I don’t get it. Which part of its interior is cheap?

    • If it drives like heavens, I dont care how it looks… As if a Porsche is a pretty car.. These are know as the ugliest most beautiful cars in the world!

      But as a consumer, I still cannot resist the charm the Porsches have regardless of how much the GTR is of a competition for the Porsche.. Its just this attention and engineering details I see in the Porsche that blow my mind..

      But the GTR will drive better in traffic especially that this engine is sitting in the front..

    • I love a car with all its faults and abilities..

      Fan-boys should stop and accept that no-car is perfect including the one they defend..

    • True….. If you love a car its definitely because you are ready to accept its cons (if it has any).

  3. Mash,
    Have u driven the GT-R?

  4. 0-100 kmph in 2.7 secs, Lord have mercy

  5. Ohhh myyy! This thing is a beast! What with all the improvements coming in the 2013 model…its just not fair. I have to have one.

  6. Amazing car @ any price
    A REAL bargain of the century @ the price it is being sold!

    • And the 911 still out-numbers the GTR on the race tracks and the roads… I still would honor some 50 year history of building high performance cars..

      You cannot build something in 10-15 years to rival something that has been a technological and engineering pioneer and still evolving for more than 50 years (Porsche).. Figures and numbers do not mean a thing to me, its the driving experience that speaks out loudly above everything else..

      History and Heritage has its value for a reason and you will never discover it until you sit behind the wheel.. I personally will never judge a car until I drive it..

    • nothing to add to this, ROJ! fully agree..

    • Yes its important that every carmaker has a halo car… And Nissan has its GTR but lets remember that its a shame that auto enthusiasts and racing communities is what actually gave the name GTR its value rather than being nurtured by Nissan itself at least on a global scale. Instead they left the previous GTRs collect dust on the shelf.. Now they revived it; still I find it was almost a fatal mistake to neglect such a superior machine, I believe it was a result of poor decision making. Until Carlos Gohsn made the call and brought back the car.
      And I personally was disappointed because the beast was tainted with alot of electronic gadgetry.. Even the GT3 comes with a manual for the least.

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