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2012 Nissan GT-R

I wouldn’t necesarily call 485 horsepower super car material, but the upcoming revamp of the GT-R or American bred Skyline is sure to please.  Consider it tweaked to higher standards and a stand out amongst import super car fans, who long for the Skyline available in Japan.  With more horsepower, better aerodynamics, and some extra functional tweaks to appearance.

First of all, what makes the 2012 Nissan GT-R so amazing as a sports car is it’s ability to perform like a race car.  At high speeds the GT-R puts the body lines to work, with functional aerodynamics.  This allows the GT-R to handle better, accelerate faster, and exit the lines on curves like a pro.

Hyper Blue is the color of choice for demo models of the 2012 GT-R being shown off to European countries.  Starting early next year, 2011, we can hopefully see some of these beauties on American show room floors.  In addition, don’t expect a big price jump because of all these improvements, Nissan is shooting for a low $80,000 price tag like the 2011 GT-R models.

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2011 Nissan GT-R

There is an absolutely beautiful 2011 Nissan GT-R that has been parked at the edge of the Nissan dealership down the road from me.  It’s nose poked out in front of  the other models, tempting me like some cheap hooker hanging on the out the door of a motel room.  Problem is, that’s no cheap hooker, it’s a premium model 2011 GT-R, which has a sticker price of $84,000.  I see why it’s been there for awhile.

[ad#Google Adsense]Is it a Skyline?  It’s the ultimate in performance from Nissan, which could be compared to it’s Skyline models over seas.  Not that the US has been cheated or anything, the 2011 GT-R is a monster in every since of the word and in street trim it looks ready to carve the corners of the Nurburgring.

The standard GT-R comes equipped with a heart stopping 3.8 liter twin-turbo charged V6, producing 485 horsepower.  Enough to keep the GT-R floating over the asphalt after being ripped to the back of your seat from the very capable 24-Valve engine and 434 lb ft of torque.  All that power is transferred through a double-clutch 6 speed transmission, complete with 3 different drive modes.  The three different transmission modes tune the transmission and engine to work best in the distinct driving conditions, normal, snow, and maximum performance R mode.

Everything on the 2011 GT-R has been engineered to be performance minded, including the use of light weight materials all the way around.  For instance, the wheels are made of a super-lightweight forged-alloy, designed to cut down on drag and grip the tires under heavy acceleration.  The hood, deck lid, and other body panels are also machined from light weight, yet rigid aluminum.  Furthermore, the GT-R has HID head lights, LED tail lights and the front lip spoiler and rear spoiler have been designed to be functionally aerodynamic.

Inside the 2011 GT-R it’s a lotta go, but plenty of luxury as well.  For instance, the GT-R comes equipped with push button start, but also features a blue-tooth enabled phone system.  The seats have been made of leather with suede inserts, complete with bum heaters and french stitched dashboard and door panels.  It really is top of the line in terms of performance, function, and luxury, making it well worth the high class floosy price tag.  It just wants you inside of it.

New Nissan GT-R Coming To Sydney

Sydney, Austraila will be getting access to an all new Nissan GT-R super car and I just have to say it is AMAZING.  This all new GT-R is hot, drips of speed, handling, and everything that made the GT-R of the past legendary on the Nurburgring.

The new Nissan GT-R will be available in two different flavors, a GT-R and a GT-R Premium, $148,800 and $152,800 respectively.  Also, you won’t be able to purchase the GT-R at just any Nissan dealership, there will only be 11 locations available to buy.  These special dealerships are Nissan approved High Performance Centers.

This new Nissan carries a hefty promise, to be the fastest mass-production car in the world.  After looking at what’s under the hood and the transmission paired it’s easy to see how it might actually be able to back it up.  The GT-R rocket will be pushed down the road by a hand built twin turbo 6 cylinder and paired to the first ever independent all wheel drive transmission.

The GT-R is powered by a hand-built twin-turbo VR38DETT 3.8-litre V6 engine delivering a mighty 353kW and 588Nm across a wide mid-range expanse from 3,200rpm to 5,200rpm.

It also introduces the world’s first independent rear transaxle all-wheel drive system. The GR6 sequential six-speed has paddle shift control for the dual clutch rear transaxle, while drive to the wheels is via the electronically-controlled ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system.

Itching to get your hands on one, good luck, Nissan is only expecting to produce about 200 units in the first year.  No doubt the demand for one of the most accessible super cars in the world will be high, so start making friends at the limited number of dealerships early.

New Nissan GT-R

New Nissan GT-R