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Nissan Commences Sales of Updated 2013 GT-R in Europe, Laps 'Ring in 7:18.6

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A couple of months after its world premiere at last year’s LA Auto Show, the updated for 2013 (2014MY in North America) Nissan GT-R has gone on sale in Europe.

It may look no different from the outgoing model but under the skin, the new GT-R features a raft of improvements. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 now pumps out 545HP (550PS) and 463 lb-ft (627 Nm) of torque and sports high-output injectors, a new relief valve for the turbocharger bypass and a new oil pan baffle.

The chassis has gained reinforcements to the dash panel bar and instrument member panel to increase rigidity. The dampers, springs and front anti-roll bars have been revised to offer better stability at high speeds and the driveshafts have been reinforced for improved reliability.

All these changes have been implemented after Nissan's Team GT-R entered a stock GT-R in the 2012 Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race and studying the data they collected.

As a result, the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time has dropped by 0.1 seconds, to just 2.7, and according to Nissan, the 2013 GT-R is capable of lapping the Nordschleife in7:18.6 compared to the 7:21.0 time of its predecessor.

Ladies and gentlemen, the order books are now officially open so form an orderly line, please…

By Andrew Tsaousis


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9 Comments:

aaronbbrown said... »January 10, 2013

The best car on the road. And six years after it was first released what has been the competition's response… crickets.

donald seymour said... »January 10, 2013

You READ THAT Aaron? Huh? Its still slower then a 2010 Viper. I had to get that off my chest. But other that I Love the nissan gt-r. The interior is excellent. It always leave me feeling sorry for the previous gt-r owners due to every year they upgrade this car leaving the previous year model something to be a little bit more desired.

Dave said... »January 10, 2013

Can you tell me why they don't sell many.

donald seymour said... »January 10, 2013

Although I can care less about Aaron and his beliefs. I would say this, just because the sales volumes are low doesn't take away that this car is a beast and ate many of its high end competitors. Because, you cannot always go by the masses.

europeon said... »January 10, 2013

My guess is that not many people seen those movies with the GTR in... how did they called them?... "adverse weather conditions", otherwise everyone would run to the nearest dealership and buy the only car that can drive in snow.

That if they can afford to pay almost three times the price the greatest car of all times was launched a few years ago.

fake) said... »January 10, 2013

fake as always

Narendra Rajcoomar said... »January 11, 2013

You Mean the track ready ACR Viper, the GTR will always run the ring as a base model and not as a track specific car.

Jag said... »January 11, 2013

So this is a 2014 model now? How does that happen when we aren't even in 2014 yet? Are they that damn desperate to sell cars?

Or do they mean they are gonna start selling it 2014 in North America?

donald seymour said... »January 14, 2013

The ACR is a production car that has some interior removed from it, but not a lot.

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