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2012 Nissan GT-R
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. (continued below)
2012 GT-R Features More Power and Updated Design
|Source: Nissan | Published: Wed Nov 17, 2010
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Developed under the theme of offering the "world's best multi-performance and
responsive driving pleasure," every area of the Nissan GT-R has been carefully
rethought or retuned for 2012. The changes range from greater body stability and
strength and improved aerodynamics performance to a sportier interior and
The latest version of the potent Nissan GT-R goes
on sale at select Nissan dealers in the United States and Canada early in the
2011 calendar year.
2012 GT-R: Exterior and Aerodynamics
Even with Nissan GT-R's already intense and stable form, its world-leading
aerodynamics performance is further improved through a number of significant
enhancements. Downforce is increased by about 10%, while the coefficient of drag
is further reduced from 0.27 to 0.26.
For 2012 model year, the front
bumper is newly designed with double rectifier fins and Hyper Daylight with a
large-diameter reflecting surface and high intensity white-color LED lights. The
design increases front downforce of the updated Nissan GT-R by about 10%, while
also reducing air resistance inside the engine compartment. The volume of air
that passes through the radiator and cools down the front brakes is also
The redesigned rear bumper on the 2012 Nissan GT-R features a
lower center of gravity than the previous design, created by a sculptured lower
portion and extended length. Underfloor cooling performance is enhanced with air
resistance reduced by extending a rear diffuser.
Cooling performance for
the muffler is improved and rear downforce is increased by about 10% through use
of a new rear bumper air outlet, which helps remove air in the rear wheelhouses.
A newly designed tailpipe finisher with enlarged diameter is adopted. Rear
high intensity LED fog lamps are provided as standard equipment to help improve
visibility from vehicles behind in rainy or snowy conditions.
exterior colors are available, including two new colors: Jet Black and GT Blue.
On the 2012 GT-R, a newly shaped
instrument panel pad and navigation system display finisher are adopted, with
stitch lines changed to express an enhanced quality feel.
center cluster finisher is used, along with matte black finished switches.
Nissan GT-R: Review (2/2)
|Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
||232 cu in (3799 cc)
||530 hp @ 6400 rpm
||488 lb-ft @ 3200-6000 rpm
||All Wheel Drive
||6 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic
|Brakes & Tires
|Brakes Front - Rear
||Ventilated Discs - Ventilated Discs
|Tire Size Front - Rear
||255/40 R20 - 285/35 R20
|Exterior Dimensions & Weight
|EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway
|Origin & Price
|Base Retail Price (MSRP)