Nissan announced launch of a new, updated GT-R from Spring 2013, with even faster response, sharper handling and better ride comfort. Nissan says they have applied lessons learned from the Nürburgring 24-Hour race to this car, so it has better high-speed stability and a more refined ride.
The 2013 GT-R features revised dampers, springs and front anti-roll bar. What’s more, cam bolts have been installed on the front suspension to improve cornering stability. Meanwhile the dash panel bar and instrument panel members have been reinforced and toughened up, so the whole thing is now more rigid.
All that means the car is more agile than before, while the ride quality is improved. The GT-R has always been criticized for not having a refined ride. Let’s hope these changes have addressed that issue.
For the engine Nissan has employed high-output injectors for better mid-range and high-rpm response, and a new relief valve for the turbocharger bypass to maintain that response. Another major change is the use of a new oil pan which maintains more stable oil pressure and reduces rotational friction under heavy load.
The performance of the 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 ash not changed (550 PS), but the responsiveness is greatly enhanced, which should make it feel even quicker than it already is.