2012 Nissan GT-R Features More Horsepower, New “Black Edition,” Revised Fascias and
Carbon Fiber Interior Trim
– Nissan’s Multi-Dimensional 530-Horsepower Supercar Makes North American Debut at Los
Angeles Auto Show, Set to Go On Sale in Early 2011–
Entering its fourth year of availability in the North American market, the 2012 Nissan GT-R has a
new look, new colors, new wheel design and, most important to fans of pure power, more
horsepower under the hood. In addition, a new “Black Edition”– with unique seats, interior
colors and wheels– joins the GT-R Premium model. The latest iteration of Nissan’s legendary
supercar makes its North American debut that the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show and will be
available at official “GT-R certified” Nissan dealers across the United States in early 2011.
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
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). 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.
In addition, cooling performance for the muffler is improved and rear downforce is increased by
about 10% through use of a new rear fascia outlet and new vents on the lower rear fenders that
help remove air from the rear wheel wells. Newly designed larger diameter tailpipe finishers
are also adopted. Six exterior colors are available, including two new colors: Deep Blue Pearl
and jet black. Other available colors are solid red, gun metalic, peral white, and a limited production 4- stage metalic super silver.
GT-R’s newly desinged, lighter weight and more rigid forged alumminum 20 – inch wheels, once again manufactured by RAYS, help inprove suspension response. knurling inside the wheels is modified to help keep the tires from slipping around the wheels under heavy acceleration or braking. the wheels also feature a new premium dark ( near black) finish, which provides a high quality performance look. the black eddition features special black six spoke RAYS lightweight wheels in place of the premium 10 spoke desing.
inside, the revisions for the 2012 include new carbon fiber trim and upgraded materials. the black eddition add custom red trimmed recaro seats, red and black interior trim and a dark headliner.
“the nissan GTR continues to be a multi-dimensional performance machine that lives up to its concept of ‘THE ULTIMATE SUPER that can be driven by anyone, anytime, anywhere,'” said AL Castignetti, vice president and general manager, NISSAN DIVISION, Nissan North America, inc. “with enhancements for 2012, including its 530 harsepower twin turbo v6 and revised styling, the GT-R legend continues to grow. we cant wait for its arrivals in nissan showrooms and on the street in the U.S.
More information well be released in the coming months.