Multi-Dimensional 530-Horsepower Supercar Makes North American Debut at Los
Angeles Auto Show, Set to Go On Sale in Early 2011
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"‚Äď with unique seats, interior colors and wheels ‚Äď 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.
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) ‚Äď 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Metallic, Pearl White and a limited
production 4-stage metallic Super Silver.
newly designed, lighter weight and more rigid forged aluminum 20-inch wheels,
once again manufactured by RAYS¬ģ, help improve 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, high-performance
look. The Black Edition features special black six-spoke RAYS¬ģ lightweight
wheels in place of the Premium model's 10-spoke design.
the revisions for 2012 include new carbon fiber trim and upgraded materials.
The Black Edition adds custom red-trimmed Recaro¬ģ seats, red and black interior
trim and a dark headliner.
Nissan GT-R continues to be a multi-dimensional performance machine that lives
up to the concept of ‚Äėthe ultimate supercar that can be driven by anyone,
anytime, anywhere,'" said Al Castignetti, vice president and general
manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. "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.
information on the 2012 Nissan GT-R, including on-sale date, will be available
in the coming months.
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, 35 more horsepower under the hood. In addition, a new
"Black Edition" ‚Äď with unique seat design, interior colors and wheels
‚Äď joins the GT-R Premium model. The starting MSRPs for the 2012 Nissan GT-R are
$89,950 USD and $95,100 USD for the Premium and Black Edition respectively.