2014 Nissan GT-R unveiled, gets increased performance

Nissan today announced the details for the 2013 model year GT-R supercar, which goes on sale in Japan on Nov. 19.

Check out more news on the Nissan GT-R.

Nissan pointed out in the press release that the following press information has been released by Nissan Motor Company Ltd. with images showing the 2013 model year Japanese market GT-R. Specifications of the U.S. market 2014 model year GT-R will be announced at a later date.

For the Japanese market, the 2013 Nissan GT-R gets increased performance, improved ride and handling, and greater customization.

We’ll have details on the 2014 Nissan GT-R for the U.S. market later in the date.

Check out all the specs after the jump.

2013 MY NISSAN GT-R Overview 

 1. Mechanical Features

Engine

Sharper mid-range engine response and improved high-end acceleration.

  • The incorporation of high-output injectors that more precisely control fuel injection improve mid-range engine response and acceleration at higher rpms.
  • Specially-developed orifice to the relief valve have been added to the turbocharger bypass; these suppress the rapid decrease of the forced injection pressure, helping to sustain acceleration at high rpms.
  • By adding a specially-designed baffle plate to the oil pan, oil pressure is better stabilized while rotational friction within the oil pan is reduced, especially during high-performance driving.
  • Motul Competition Oil is offered as an engine oil option at Nissan dealers due to the many requests from GT-R customers who frequently drive their cars at circuit.

Chassis

Glued-to-the-ground handling and rock-solid stability at super high speeds.

  • After meticulously measuring the roll center of a GT-R while in motion, Nissan engineers lowered the vehicle’s center of gravity in accordance with the deflection of the suspension bushings and tires. The specifications of the shock absorbers and front stabilizer have also been modified.
  • Cam bolts have been installed on the front suspension to improve camber accuracy and maintainability of alignment settings.
  • The torque from the driveshaft to the hub bearings was increased to improve reliability in high-stress situations, such as competition (track) driving.

Body

Improved driving stability and steering response.

  • Reinforcements were added at two locations in the dash panel bar and instrument panel member , resulting in improved suspension performance and increased body rigidity.

2. Interior

Pure Edition

  • The quality level of the interior has been improved by changing the color of the stitching and adopting a thicker seam on the instrument panel and door trim.

Black Edition

  • An attractive red-and-black color combination steering wheel increases the car’s sporty flair.
  • RECARO carbon bucket seats are available as a factory installed option.

Premium Edition

  • A new two-tone interior color of Amber Red and Black adds style to the interior as option for fashionable interior package.
  • Hand-stitched genuine semi-aniline leather front seats have been added.

3. Specifications/ equipment

  • Carbon-fiber rear spoiler and lightweight aluminum-alloy forged RAYS® wheels are available as a factory installed option (Black Edition).
  • Rear View Monitor comes as standard equipment on the Black and Premium edition models.
  • Convenient “side knobs” on the left and right sides of both front seats improve usability when seatbacks are pushed forward (all models).

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