top-nav-left top-nav-right

Article Search


2011 Nissan GT-R revealed


Nissan has unveiled the official details of the GT-R facelift, due to go on sale early next year

The new GT-R features improved engine output and torque, greater fuel efficiency, revised handling, a refreshed exterior with improved aerodynamics, revised interior treatment and new wheels and tyres.

But most importantly, the twin-turbo V6 engine’s output has been increased to 530hp at 6400rpm and a maximum torque of 612Nm delivered from 3200 to 6000rpm.

Fuel consumption has reportedly been improved to 8.5km/L.

Handling has been improved thanks to new strut bars. On top of this, the front suspension has been outfitted with revised springs, aluminum free-piston shock absorbers and a new stabilizer bar. The rear suspension has a modified roll center height which improves tyre grip during cornering.

For the exterior, Nissan is offering enlarged bumper and grille openings, a newly designed front bumper with double rectifier fins and LED driving lights, a redesigned rear bumper, a new rear bumper air outlet and a newly designed tailpipe finisher with enlarged diameter.

Thanks to these changes drag coefficient has reportedly dropped and downforce improved by 10%.

Inside, the GT-R will get a newly shaped instrument panel pad and navigation system display finisher, real carbon centre cluster finisher and matte black finished switches.

The SpecV version features an overboost function to temporarily increase torque output to 632Nm, plus bigger brakes and sportier VDC system.

A new Egoist model is the high-end version, featuring leather upholstery, Bose sound system and special steering wheel emblem.

See the Nissan GT-R for sale.

Auto Trader New Zealand