2 Nov 2012

2013 Nissan GT-R specs, photos and updates

The Nissan GT-R is a supercar that does 0-60 in 3 seconds and has a top speed of 196mph.  How could it possibly be improved?  With incremental changes learned from racing, that's how.

Nissan is bringing a raft of small revisions to it's GT-R supercar with the emphasis on improved response, better stability and sharper handling.

Nissan claim to have learned lessons from their entries in this years N├╝rburgring 24 hour race with changes to mid and upper rev ranges, increased body rigidity and suspensions settings.

The 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6 engine remains at 550bhp but it's responsiveness has been improved

Changes to the engine include new high-output injectors, a new relief valve for the turbocharger bypass and an oil pan baffle which apparently maintains a more stable oil pressure thus reducing rotation friction during high speed driving.

Changes to the chassis include revised suspension set-up, new cam bolts on the front suspension to improve camber accuracy and the driveshafts have been beefed up to reduce torsion.

The body has been stiffened around the cockpit area to increase rigidity and suspension control.

The update Nissan GT-R will be on sale in the UK in Spring 2013.  Further specs, performance data and pricing will be available nearer the time.  In the meantime enjoy the photos Nissan have sent us.

The current GT-R costs £74,480 and does 0-62mph in 3 seconds.