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2013 Nissan GTR to get 570bhp

By FaezClutchless on 29 Sep 2011

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Even though the 2012 Nissan GT-R facelift has only recently been released, development on the 2013 model year Nissan GT-R is said to be underway. Power from the engine will apparently be boosted up by another 40bhp, resulting in around 570bhp – up from the current 523bhp. Nissan held a Europe press conference at the Nurburgring in Germany on the weekend, and released some details on the update.

Updates to the new model are said to include an increase in horsepower, similar to what Nissan did for the 2011 model year. The extra horsepower will come from a number of engine revisions, including a spike in boost levels, as well as changes to the intake and exhaust. Changes to these components are also said to have lowered emission levels.

Other revisions will reportedly include suspension tweaks to keep the already-ridiculously quick Nissan GT-R firmly planted on the ground, as well as slight transmission improvements for smoother and/or quicker shifts.

Externally, the 2013 Nissan GT-R will not have any changes. Only the underbody will be changed for increased airflow and cooling and for increased suction to the ground.

On top of this changes, a ‘Track Edition’ is also planned for the 2013 model year Nissan GT-R. According to the forum, the special version will be made in right-hand drive only and comes with a number of track-inspired features such as slick tyres, as well as carbon fibre panels for weight reduction. Don't get too excited on this as this edition has not been truly confirmed yet.

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The current Nissan GT-R is already capable of doing 0-100km/h in under 3.0 seconds. How quick can the times possibly get with the facelift? And with the extra power, comes extra torque. Can the transmission really hold up?

The current generation R35 Nissan GT-R is expected to be on the market for only a couple of more years. This could be Nissan’s way of going out with a bang.

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Some say that his blood is actually RON98 petrol and some say that his right foot weighs over 20kg. But all that we know about Faez is that he loves to drive and is a JDM enthusiast.



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I_RIDE_DEEP Oct 01 2011 02:08 AM
Hi FaezClutchless, what you think of the rumour mill that 2014 might be the year R36 is released?
FaezClutchless Oct 01 2011 06:31 AM
Like all rumours in this world, they are just hearsay. If Nissan replaces the R35 GTR in 2014, I feel it is a little too soon for a car like the GTR. But then, that will drive down the prices of the current model and more people could afford it.
I_RIDE_DEEP Oct 01 2011 11:45 AM
Tks. You could be right!
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