2014 NISSAN GT-R



Heart of the Beast
The centerpiece of the GT- R is its powerplant, a twin- turbocharged and direct- injected 3.8-liter V6 that pumps out 545 horsepower
and 463 lb-ft of torque.
The new model year has
brought a number of minor
revisions to the motor:
high-output injectors
designed to create improve
mid-range punch; a
reworked turbocharger
bypass in order to help
sustain acceleration at high RPMs; and a new baffle plate in the oil pan to better stabilize oil pressure.
The results don’t change
the GT-R’s acceleration
figures – which are already impressively brief-but they do help make the motor more tractable during
performance driving. For
the record, the GT-R can sprint from zero-to-60 mph in 2.9 seconds and achieve
the quarter mile in a hair over eleven ticks.
Helping Godzilla achieve
those figures is all-wheel-
drive and a six-speed
dual-clutch automated-
manual that can rip off
downshifts in the blink of
an eye. Like other dual-
clutch transmissions it can
be slightly unrefined in low-
speed driving, but most
buyers will find that a small
price to pay for the
incredible performance it
facilitates.
The GT-R is already widely
considered as one of the
best handling vehicles on
the market, and the latest
version promises to build
on that reputation. On top
of a host of recent
upgrades, Nissan has made
a number of improvements
for the latest model year.
Modifications to the shock
absorbers and front
stabilizer tighten up the
handling, as do new dash
panel reinforcements that
increase body rigidity.
Japanese-spec models are
unique in cardom in that
they get an asymmetrical
suspension set-up. To
offset the added weight of
the driver and the transfer
case along with its
driveshaft mounted on the
right side of the car, the
setup has a front left
spring rate that is higher
than the right one. At the
same time, the diagonally-
opposite right rear is
reduced for a more
balanced ride.
Header
With straightforward
gauges, a meaty steering
wheel and well-bolstered
seats, the cabin is a
highly-focused driving
environment. A center-
mounted LCD screen
designed in collaboration
with Polyphony Digitial –
makers of the popular Gran
Turismo video game offers
eleven separate pages of
boost, g-force,
acceleration, braking and
steering info and even
offers a recording function
with playback.
High-quality leather and
carbon fiber give the
interior a premium feel, and
a specially-designed 11-
speaker Bose stereo –
including two forward-
facing woofers in the rear
center armrest area – is a
treat for audiophiles.
Though it’s advertised as a
2+2, the GT-R is in truth
suitable for two occupants
only – the rear seats are
best left to mortal enemies
and luggage.
Aside from minor trim
changes, the biggest news
inside for the latest model
year is a newly available
Premium Interior Package
that includes Red Amber
semi-aniline leather
upholstery along with red
Amber accents on the
instrument panel, steering
wheel, door trim, armrests
and shift knob.
Trim Level Breakdown
The Nissan GT-R is
available in Premium
Edition, Black Edition and
Track Edition trims.
The Premium model comes
packed with standard
features including leather
seating with synthetic
suede inserts, an 11-
speaker Bose Audio
system, a navigation
system with XM NavTraffic,
NavWeather and Zagat
survey functionality, an
iPod input jack, a multi-
function display and
Bluetooth phone
connectivity that supports
audio streaming.
The GT-R Black Edition
features a number of
aesthetic upgrades,
including custom red and
black Recaro heated and
leather-appointed seats,
red and black interior trim
and a dark headliner.
There is a handmade, dry-
carbon fiber rear wing on
this model as well, which is
sure to please JDM and
tuner car fans. Special
metallic black six-spoke
RAYS lightweight wheels
round out the upgrades.
The Track Edition includes
special carbon fiber air
ducts in the front spoiler,
along with new front and
rear brake cooling air
guides, to help keep brake
temperatures down and
ensure maximum stopping
power for hot laps. A
revised suspension is also
part of the package,
including specialized Bilstein
DampTronic gas pressure
shock absorbers and
higher spring rates.
Seating changes round out
the list of upgrades – up
front, the thrones are
outfitted with high-grip
surfaces, while the rear
seats have been deep-
sixed in the name of weight
savings.
Occupant Safety
All Nissan GT-R models
come standard with dual
front, front side and front
side-curtain airbags in
addition to traction and
stability control systems
and a tire pressure
monitoring system.
Key Competitors
In terms of price, form and
function, the Porsche 911
Carrera Coupe in one
variation or another, along
with the Audi R8 are
probably the most similar
competitors to the GT-R
times that of the GT-R –
somewhat of a value in the
supercar world.


Coupe

Body Style:
Size: Compact
Market Segment:
Luxury
Weight: 3829 lbs
EXTERIOR
Length:
183.9 in.
Width: 74.6 in.
Height: 54.0 in.
Wheelbase: 109.4
in.
Ground Clearance:
TBD
Front Track: 62.6
in.
Rear Track: 63.0 in.
Weight
Distribution:
53/47
Drag Coefficient:
0.26
INTERIOR –
GENERAL
Seats:
4
Passenger
Volume:
79.0 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume: 8.8
cu. ft.
Cargo Volume
(Seats Folded):
N/A
INTERIOR – FRONT
ROW
Volume:
TBD
Leg Room: 44.6 in.
Head Room: 38.1 in.
Shoulder Room:
54.3 in.
Hip Room: 54.7 in.
INTERIOR –
SECOND ROW
Volume:
TBD
Leg Room: 26.4 in.
Head Room: 33.5 in.
Shoulder Room:
50.0 in.
Hip Room: 44.9 in.
PROPULSION
Fuel Type:
Gas
Engine Type: 3.8L
V6
Power: 545 hp @
6400 rpm
Torque: 463 lb-ft @
3200-5800 rpm
Transmission: 6-
Speed Automated
Manual
Highway Fuel
Economy:
23 mpg
City Fuel
Economy:
16 mpg
Forced Induction:
Turbocharger
Direct Injection:
No
CHASSIS
Layout:
All Wheel
Drive
Front Suspension:
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension:
Multi-Link
WHEELS
Front:
20″ Aluminum
Front Tires:
255/40ZRF20
Rear: 20″ Aluminum
Rear Tires:
285/35ZRF20
TRAILERING &
HAULING
Trailer Weight:
TBD
Payload: N/A
Tongue Weight:
TBD





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