The 2013 Nissan GT-R promises to be more responsive with better stability and sharper handling.
It goes on sale Spring 2013 with the same 550PS 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine but it sees new high-output injectors which more concisely control fuel injection to improve mid-range and high-rpm response. There is a new relief valve for the turbocharger bypass suppresses the rapid decrease of forced injection pressure, again helping to sustain response. And a new oil pan baffle helps maintain more stable oil pressure and reduces rotational friction especially during high-performance driving.
The chassis has been re-tweaked with an updated the suspension set-up with revisions to the dampers, springs and front anti-roll bar to lower the centre of gravity. New cam bolts have been installed on the front suspension to improve camber accuracy and stability when cornering. And the torque carrying capacity of the driveshafts to the hub bearings has been increased to improve reliability in high-stress situations, such as track driving.
The 0-62mph time has dropped to 2.7 seconds (from 2.8 seconds for the MY12) while the car is even faster around the Nürburgring, lapping the famous German circuit in 7min 19.1 seconds when undergoing testing in May this year.
Kazutoshi Mizuno, creator of the GT-R, has revealed that 0.5 seconds were lost to traffic on that hot lap, indicating that the MY13 GT-R is capable of a 7min 18.6 seconds lap. That compares to 7min 21 seconds for the MY12 GT-R.
We do not have prices just yet as these still have to be confirmed by Nissan, but will let you know shortly.Published 4 November 2012