'Sharper' 2013 Nissan GT-R coming to Geneva

With improved high-speed stability and more responsive handling, the 2013 Nissan GT-R is even more technically advanced then previous updated versions of the Japanese supercar.

The latest model to be seen at this year’s Geneva show features numerous detail improvements, including new injectors for accurate fuelling, a new turbo relief valve that delivers improved flexibility, and a revised suspension set-up.

As a result of these changes the latest updated Nissan GT-R has cut its already remarkable 0-62mph sprint time by one tenth compared to the 2012 model, bringing it to a new total of just 2.7 seconds.

The updated GT-R also has an even more rigid body thanks to extra reinforcements bars placed around the dash of the car.

Engine details remain unchanged for 2013, which means the Nissan GT-R will continue to use a 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 petrol engine with the power output remaining at 542bhp.

Nissan has already demonstrated the great potential of the 2013 GT-R on track, after testing it on the Nurburgring Nordschleife race track, where it set a time of 7 minutes and 18 seconds, which is about three seconds faster than the 2012 GT-R.

Pricing for the 2013 GT-R has yet to be confirmed but it will likely start from slightly more than the starting price of the 2012 GT-R which is currently at £74,480.

For 2013 the Nissan GT-R range will be expanded further with its pinnacle specification, the tuned GT-R Nismo. Through 2013 onwards Nissan is releasing a series of performance-focused models based on their existing range, named under the company’s performance branch Nismo.

Speaking at the launch of the new Nismo headquarters earlier this week, the CEO of Nissan Carlos Ghosn said: “It would be unthinkable for us to develop a range of Nismo road cars without including the GT-R”.

He also commented: “The standard road car is a global supercar and the GT-R’s performance on track reflects the passion and talents of the Nismo team. The GT-R Nismo will be special and I can’t wait to drive it”.

The most recently launched Nissan GT-R supercar is still available right now from Perrys Nissan Dealership located in Blackburn.

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