Video: Nissan says its new GT-R offers greater performance but improved economy and lower emissions
Nissan has increased output of the GT-R by 22hp, with the 2012 version producing 542hp (405kW).
Despite the added power, fuel-economy has been reduced to 11.8 litres/100 km from the previous 12.
Engine response and torque at mid and low-speeds, and power at high revolutions, has also been improved.
Also new is an asymmetrical suspension set-up for right-hand drive models which compensates for greater weight on the driver's side of the vehicle. Performance is also improved by means of added rigidity in the body for better handling and a smoother transmission.
Inside, blue lighting has been added as well as a rear view camera and upgraded Bose sound system.
A new "For TRACK PACK" variant will also be available which drops some weight on the Nissan GT-R by means of eliminating the rear bench to make for a real track performer.
The 2012 Nissan GT-R goes on sale in Japan on November 24.