Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Style; 2012 Nissan GT-R still superb

2012 Nissan GT-R

The 2010 Nissan GT-R, which is expected to be available in North America early next year, will carry a set of improved front and rear design upgrades, mostly geared towards improving the vehicle’s performance in and out. (Photo credit: Autoblog)

MANILA, Philippines — Nissan is sure to earn rave reviews in the days to come as it unveils the redesigned 2012 GT-R.

The super sports car, which is expected to be available in North America early next year, will carry a set of improved front and rear design upgrades, mostly geared towards improving the vehicle’s performance in and out.

The 2012 Nissan GT-R's advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 now produces 530 horsepower (versus the previous 485 horsepower) and 488 lb-ft of torque (versus the previous 434 lb-ft) – a result of modifying the boost pressure of the turbocharger, valve timing and air mixture ratio, and through reducing intake air resistance by enlarging the inlet pipe diameter. In addition, exhaust air resistance was reduced through use of an enlarged section of exhaust pipe.

GT-R's already impressive aerodynamics have been improved for 2012 with downforce increased by about 10% and the coefficient of drag reduced to 0.26 (from 0.27), according to a press statement. Stability is improved by enlarged fascia and grille openings, which also help reduce air resistance inside the engine compartment. The volume of air that passes through the radiator and cools the front brakes is also increased.

The newly refreshed front fascia features aggressive double rectifier fins and new integrated high intensity LED running lights. Additional plated parts are used for the headlight inner panels, enhancing the car's strong visual presence.

The redesigned rear fascia features a lower center of gravity than the previous design, created by using a sculpted lower section and extended length. Underfloor cooling performance is also enhanced and air resistance reduced by extending the rear diffuser.

"The Nissan GT-R continues to be a multi-dimensional performance machine that lives up to the concept of 'the ultimate supercar that can be driven by anyone, anytime, anywhere,'" said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc., in a statement.

"With the enhancements for 2012, including its 530-horsepower twin turbo V6 and revised styling, the GT-R legend continues to grow. We can't wait for its arrival in Nissan showrooms, and on the streets, here in the U.S."

Source:
Nissan/Autoblog