If you’ve ever had the pleasure of being in one you’d find out that the standard 520bhp is already epic (and quite scary at first if you’re just a passenger). What Nissan have done is up the power bit and it now has 542bhp, whether you need it or not. Torque figures remain the same but one must note that the earlier GT-R’s engine must be made from witchcraft as the torque somehow manages to stay constant from 3,000rpm to about 6,500rpm. This makes for its quite ridiculous acceleration this side of a Veyron or a top of the range Lamborghini Aventador.
Nissan has also upgraded the dual clutch transmission, added chassis rigidity and upgraded the suspension. Right hand drive models get stiffer springs on the driver’s side to compensate for the driver’s weight. Imagine that, asymmetric suspension in a normal production car and NOT a purpose built track day special. But as if the GT-R was a normal car in the first place.
Instead of just an option to tick from when you purchase the GT-R, there will also be a “Track Pack” model. This model basically loses the rear seats, therefore losing some weight and the need to give excuses about why you do not want to carry any extra passengers at the rear.
The 2012 Nissan GT-R is truly remarkable. Some of us petrolheads were discussing this latest round of upgrades recently and we are still stunned by the amount of extra performance Nissan still has in store for "Godzilla'. It’s like Nissan’s bag of tricks is never ending for the GT-R. This car is truly witchcraft I tell you.