NISSAN GT-R R36 GREEN LIGHTED!.Those changes helped the 2014 GT-R drop even more seconds off its official time around Germany’s famed Nurburgring. At 7 minutes, 18.6 seconds with Nissan’s top gun Toshio Suzuki at the wheel, the updated GT-R is now the second-fastest production car around the ‘Ring on stock tires, after the Lexus LFA.Originally introduced in the United States back in 2008, the GT-R has been continually updated over the years with more power and improved handling. Changes for the latest model year include engine tweaks designed to improve mid-range punch and numerous suspension revisions.Nissan has released full details on the 2014 GT-R for the US market. For the next model year, the supercar will continue to offer buyers a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, though final output will stay at 545 horsepower. There is a jump in mid-range torque, however, courtesy of a new intake and optimized exhaust for an engine that breathes easier than before.Stupefying acceleration; very high handling limits; easy to drive; high-quality and livable interior; bargain price.
Whether or not you're a fan of the look, the GT-R delivers with dizzying acceleration, including 0-60 times of about 3.0 seconds and a top speed upwards of 193 mph. Shifts are made through an automated manual gearbox. In normal driving, the GT-R's performance potential is hard to tap into, but push a little faster when you get the chance and the driving experience is a little more detached and video-game-like than it should be. That said, handling is excellent and the variable power-split all-wheel drive system helps make you both fast and safe.We doubt any GT-R customers are going to mind the bump in price, especially if Nissan can eek out those extra ponies. Based on the test car spotted at the `Ring, it appears any exterior modifications are going to be extremely subtle, or they're simply not fitted to this specific model. Tape on the front fascia suggests the front grille could be altered but, for the moment, this test car appears identical to the 2013 model year. Don't be surprised if the next GT-R goes through a modest diet, to trim down its 3,825 lb.Up front, the GT-R is very easy to recognize due to its large hood bulge, enlarged central air intake, super-wide-beam headlights and its front fenders with the "aero-blades.” The sports coupe’s rear end gets the hallmark four-ring taillights, a functional rear carbon fiber underbody diffuser, rear venting, rear spoiler and integrated quad exhaust tips.He assures us that the 2014 GT-R’s 545 horsepower; its claimed 3825-pound curb weight (our long-term, 2013 GT-R tipped the scales at 3887 pounds); and sticky, run-flat 20-inch rubber will help the car rocket from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds (our long-termer hit 2.8), corner at up to 2.8 g, and stop from 60-to-0 mph in less than 100 feet, even in the wet! He says that any changes to this ideal “power-weight-tire footprint ratio” would lead to slower times and less stability.
The Track Edition includes special carbon fiber air ducts in the front spoiler, along with new front and rear brake cooling air guides, to help keep brake temperatures down and ensure maximum stopping power for hot laps. A revised suspension is also part of the package, including specialized Bilstein DampTronic gas pressure shock absorbers and higher spring rates.Nissan discontinued the Launch Control feature due to excessive warranty claims. Since launch control helped yield the former GT-R its excellent acceleration times—with some testers saying the GT-R is a second or more slower to 60 mph without it—Nissan restored it in a limited way for the 2012 model year, while it also boosted total output to 530 hp. In its current guise, the GT-R is already one of the fastest accelerating vehicles we've ever tested. We pitted a 2012 GT-R against a Porsche 911 Turbo S and Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. Okay, the $2.6-million Bugatti won the 0 to 60 mph sprint with a mind-boggling time of 2.52 seconds.