Nissan Motor Company unveiled the 2013 Nissan GT-R models which equipped with increased performance, improved ride and handling, and greater customization. The car will go on sale in Japan later this November and in global markets from January next year.
The 2013 Nissan GT-R which can be categorized as one of legendary cars gets evolutionary design and engineering enhancements. Most of these enhancement resulted from feedback acquired by competing in the 24-Hours of Nürburgring race earlier this year.
The vehicle performance is greatly increased thanks to improved engine response in both the mid- and upper-rpm rev range. The Nissan GT-R also gets increased body rigidity, shock absorbers specification change including springs and front stabilizer. As a result, the vehicle’s overall performance is dramatically increased, high-speed stability improved and ride quality is more refined.
The 2013 Nissan GT-R is powered by Advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine which added 15 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque compare to the old model which helps raise horsepower to 545 hp (versus the previous 530 horsepower) and torque to 463 lb-ft (versus the previous 448 lb-ft).
Engine improvement also includes the incorporation of high-output injectors that more precisely control fuel injection, specially-developed orifice to the relief valve have been added to the turbocharger bypass helping to sustain acceleration at high rpms, the addition of specially-designed baffle plate to the oil pan to provides better stabilized while rotational friction, especially during high-performance driving.
The 2013 Nissan GT-R chassis and body also gets enhancements. This new model has a lowered center of gravity in accordance with the deflection of the suspension bushings and tires. Other 2013 model year enhancements include the addition of a new blue lighting treatment inside the tachometer ring to match the shift position indicator light, helping provide a more sophisticated cockpit atmosphere, and a RearView Monitor is now standard on all models.
Aside from new spec suspension, there is also a reinforcement added at two locations in the dash panel bar and instrument panel member. Cam bolts have been installed on the front suspension to improve camber accuracy and maintainability of alignment settings. The torque from the driveshaft to the hub bearings was increased to improve reliability in high-stress situations, such as competition (track) driving.
Tested by a former Daytona winner Toshio Suzuki, the car can go from 0 to 100 km/ hour in 2.8 seconds. The 2013 Nissan GT-R offers greater mid-range engine response and improved acceleration at higher RPMs, while designers lowered the GT-R’s center of gravity, adding stability at top speeds.
The quality level of the interior has also been improved by changing the color of the stitching and adopting a thicker seam on the instrument panel and door trim while the Black Edition has an attractive red-and-black color combination steering with Recaro carbon bucket seats available as a factory installed option.
Additionally, a Premium Edition is available which features rich Semi-Aniline leather and custom-colored interior as fashionable interior package, further enhancing the sense of quality within the cabin.
PT. Nissan Motor Indonesia (NMI) as the authorized dealer of Nissan in Indonesia does not sell Nissan GT-R, however, you can still get it through General Importers. The 2013 Nissan GT-R is selling for Rp 2.6 billion which is about more than twice the price of GTR Premium Edition in Japan.