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Nissan GT-R news — New Nissan GT-R revealed - 2010
likes you, and is aware you like More. So it has decided to give you
much More: this is the new Nissan GT-R.
engineers have reworked the rear suspension by lowering the roll centre height,
while the front gets modified shocks, springs and stabilisers to improve
“the vertical load response of the tyres”. The shock absorbers
themselves are of a new aluminium ‘free-piston’ design and generate more
precise damping force and offer up a better response when shifting the GT-R’s
Nissan has also dumped a lot more underneath the GT-R tree, with better brakes
(larger rotors), lightweight Rays forged aluminium wheels, standard Dunlop
Sport Maxx tyres, increased downforce (10 per cent), new front and rear
bumpers, six exterior colours and a newly shaped instrument panel.
not all though, friends of GT-R. The SpecV
GT-R gets an overboost function with improved torque over the ‘standard’ model
(466lb ft between 3,200 and 6,000rpm), different rear brake pads and a modified
traction control setting, while two new special editions have been launched: the GT-R
‘Club Track’ edition and ‘Egoist’.
Track spec GT-R is a, erm, track-special GT-R built for racers, while
the Egoist is one for the poseurs, with a dizzying combination of body,
paint and interior customisation options to help make the GT-R slightly
prettier. Rather like putting lipstick on a Bull Mastiff. Unadvisable and
to Nissan’s global comms, 2011 GT-R prices range from £67,000 to £116,000. We’ll be getting the new spec from Feb
next year, with the two special editions still being mooted for Europe.
you don’t really want a GT-R special edition, do you? At £67k, 525bhp and a
chassis capable of embarrassing some impressive machinery, is this GT-R still
the performance benchmark - and bargain - of our time?