Nissan unveiled the 2012 GT-R with 550hp [photos/video] image

Nissan Motor Co., on Monday has released the 2012 Nissan GT-R model – which goes on sale in Japan on November 24 at Nissan dealers nationwide.

The 2012 model year Nissan GT-R will be released in North America, Europe and other regions from January 2012 onward.

The Engine:
On the 2012 GT-R model, the 3.8-liter V6 engine now provides 550 hp. at 6,400rpm with maximum torque of 632N•m(64.5kgf•m) from 3,200 to 5,800 rpm – 70 more hp. compared to the old GT-R model. In addition, its fuel economy has been raised to 8.6km/L (tested under Japan’s 10-15 mode) or 8.7km/L (in JC08 mode).

Transmission
For 2012, the Nissan engineers have decided to use the R35 COMPETITION type 2189E (75W140) oil which has been used in motorsports. Shift feel and quietness have been refined through a strengthened design of the shift fork arm and a firmer fixing bearing for the flywheel housing.

Suspension and brakes
The 2012 GT-R now comes with an asymmetrically suspension – a harder spring rate on the left side has been set.
Of course, Nissan provides the Carbon Ceramic Brakes as a factory-installed option for the GT-R Premium Edition and EGOIST grade. In addition, the Japanese automaker has reduced the prices for the rotors and the breaking pads.

Interior
The interior is the same, with just a few changes. The 2012 Nissan GT-R will have a rear view camera as standard, the Bose sound system woofers have been changed to Bose Precision Sound System woofers that were developed for the EGOIST models, while a new blue lighting inside the tachometer ring was added.

2012 Nissan GT-R For TRACK PACK
The new Track Pack features stiffer suspension, an air guide for brake cooling (front and rear), and aluminum-alloy wheels made by Rays (with black quartz chrome color coating).
Also adopted are combination seats made with genuine leather and high-grip fabric, newly developed for the “For TRACK PACK” option, which firmly holds the driver through the grip of the seat cloth.

For now, the Japanese automaker has not unveiled details about its performances, nor the price for the 2012 GT-R.

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