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"The 2013 Nissan GT-R once again sends a bold statement that it remains on
the leading edge of international sports car design, technology and
performance," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing,
Nissan North America, Inc. "It's our desire to keep pushing the envelope, to
never settle for second best or second place - a philosophy that makes Nissan
GT-R one of the most coveted and affordable supercars in the world today."
The major refinements to GT-R's renowned engineering masterpiece of an engine
include improved intake efficiency, reduced airflow resistance including an
enlarged air intake duct for the intercooler, and improved exhaust emissions
efficiency and enhanced control. The engine is hand-assembled in a special clean
room, similar to racing powerplant construction. As a result, horsepower is
rated at 545 hp, an increase of 15 hp over the 2012 GT-R's 530 hp. Similarly,
torque has been increased to 463 lb-ft from 448 lb-ft.
Transmission 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. Also, high performance differential oil, used in GT-R motorsports
competition, is now standard for production models.
In addition, the suspension has been retuned and a handmade dry carbon rear
spoiler has also been added to the Nissan GT-R Black Edition model. Other
enhancements include the addition of a new blue lighting treatment inside the
tachometer ring to match the shift position indicator light, helping provide a
more sophisticated cockpit atmosphere. A RearView Monitor is now standard on all
The 2013 Nissan GT-R is scheduled to go on sale at select certified Nissan
dealers in the US in January 2012.
2013 Nissan GT-R's Exterior Design
Nissan GT-R's aerodynamics were improved last year with increased downforce and
the coefficient of drag reduced to 0.26 (from 0.27). A new front fascia with
aggressive double rectifier fins and integrated high intensity LED running
lights was also added, enhancing the car's strong visual presence.
exterior features include high-mounted LED stoplights, bright LED rear
combination taillights, "super wide beam" headlights, heated door mirrors and
flat-blade windshield wipers.
Six exterior colors are available for 2013: Deep
Blue Pearl, Jet Black, Solid Red, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and a 4-stage
metallic Super Silver.
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