Nissan Motor Ltd has unveiled the enhanced 2011 Nissan GT-R, which is now available to order at Nissan High Performance Centres nationwide.
Engine output is significantly improved to 530PS (390KW)/6,400rpm, with the maximum torque of 612Nm from 3,200 to 6,000rpm. The engine cover is, enigmatically, painted red to illustrate its enhanced performance.
By adopting an ultra-low precious metal catalyst and an engine control module fitted with high-capacity microprocessors, cleaner emissions have been achieved. Fuel economy has also been improved by modifying the boost pressure of the turbocharger, valve timing and air mixture ratio along with larger diameter inlet pipes and a modified exhaust system.
SAVE mode is a newly-adopted system, replacing 'snow Mode', which optimises driving torque and modifies the gearshift schedule to improve fuel economy when driving on motorways or open roads. The features of Snow Mode are also retained.
Standing start performance can now be maximised through the use of R mode. To activate, the driver must select R mode, depress the brake whilst in gear, apply full throttle and release the brake as soon as possible. The system will monitor oil temperatures to ensure reliability is maintained and prevent further use if the temperatures rise above the maximum allowance.
To help control tight turning at slow speeds a new 2-Wheel drive mode will temporarily shift the Nissan GT-R to 2-Wheel drive as long as the speed is below 6mph and the steering wheel is turned more than half way.
The Nissan GT-R's front bumper has been redesigned, with double rectifier fins which increases front downforce by around 10%, while reducing air resistance inside the engine compartment and also increases the air flow through a radiator which cools the front brakes. Each side incorporates an LED daytime running light fitted with a large-diameter reflecting surface emitting a high-intensity white light.
A newly-designed rear bumper with a low centre of gravity has been created and features a sculptured lower part with an extended rear end. By extending the rear diffuser, underfloor cooling performance is enhanced, with reduced air resistance.
Six exterior colours for the Nissan GT-R are available, including two new colours - Metallic Black, replacing solid Kuro Black and Daytona Blue replacing Titanium Grey.
A newly-shaped pad and finisher surround the navigation system display, with uniform stitch lines, illustrates the enhanced feeling of quality.
The heater control panel now has a real carbon finish surrounding the switches which are now all finished in matt black.
The paddle shifters have been changed to feature magnesium.
Chrome-plated rings in the console and air-conditioner outlets are finished with a sporty, black and smokey coating.
2011 Nissan GT-R Pricing
With the new on the road price of £69,950 (including 20%VAT) Nissan GT-R still represents outstanding performance at a competitive price. The standard 'no extra cost' specification list remains as strong as always with Premium Connect HDD satellite navigation, Bose stereo system, iPod connectivity, hard drive music storage, Bluetooth phone connection, 20" alloy wheels, runflat tyres, and individual climate control air conditioning. Add that to the performance delivered from the V6 twin turbo through the GR6 twin clutch system, with the aid of the 4 wheel drive system, and the on the road price, the Nissan GT-R remains untouchable.Published 19 October 2010