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Godzilla refined: 2.7 0-100km

2012-11-05 09:16

Nissan's 2013 GT-R has been given several enhancemants to make the most of its V6 engine and further improve the supercar's handling.

Powering the all-wheel drive supercar is a refined version of its 412kW 3.8 twin-turbocharged V6 engine. New high-output injectors more precisely control fuel injection to improve mid-range and high-rpm responses.

The GT-R will be arriving in South Africa early 2013.

LAPPING THE 'RING

Applying lessons learned from the 2012 Nürburgring 24-Hour race, engineers have improved engine response, increased rigidity and altered the shock-absorbers, springs and front anti-roll bar.

The 0-100km/h time has, nissan claims, been reduced to 2.7 seconds (from 2.8). Nissan claims its new model is even faster around the Nürburgring, lapping the famous German circuit in 7min19.1 during testing in May 2012.

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Kazutoshi Mizuno, creator of the GT-R, has revealed that 0.5 seconds were lost to traffic, indicating that the 2013 GT-R is capable of a hot lap time of 7min18.6, compared to 7min21 clocked by the current model.

New cam bolts have been installed on the front suspension to improve stability when cornering. Reinforcements have been made to the facia and instrumentation.

Nissan will reveal prices and specifications closer to the GT-R's launch in 2013.
 

Comments
  • de.stig.9 - 2012-11-05 10:47

    The best car ever made just got better, this animal puts your R4m super cars into shame

  • musazwane - 2012-11-05 10:47

    What a car!

  • Blackpoison - 2012-11-05 11:01

    Dear Father Christmas, I was a good boy this past year.....please please please may I have one!!!

      jango.za - 2012-11-05 12:54

      LOL!

  • trevorlbennett - 2012-11-05 14:31

    Its difficult not to Love the Nissan GT-R!

  • kooskanmar - 2012-11-05 14:39

    Wow, not just keeping up with the Lamborgini's, Porsches, Ferrari's and Mclarens's of the world, but bettering them and this at a fraction of the cost. Kudo's to Nissan for a job well done.

  • erik.p.vanwyk - 2012-11-05 15:22

    I have always loved the Skyline GTR series.Giant killers since the hayday.Respect to Nissan.

  • timmy.ditsele - 2012-11-06 08:47

    Give me a 911 997 turbo s anytime

      erik.p.vanwyk - 2012-11-06 10:53

      In this case as a status symbol yes,the Porsche will do,but the GTR is just too good a package to ignore.People blow it off due to the badge it carries,such a shame.

  • christo.crous - 2012-11-07 08:13

    News24!! you guys need to wake up FFS! The model in question is the 2014 GTR..not the 2013 one.. eish you guys are useless..the 2012 & 2013 model got a 2,8sec 0-100.. and the 2,7sec is the 2014 model.. unless the official GTR FB page are talking bull.. lol

  • sicebi.mthethwa - 2012-11-11 17:15

    Will Mr Kazutoshi ever stop fiddling with this beast. At the rate he is going, the GTR will hit 100kph from standstill in 1 second by 2015!

  • sherwood.liquors - 2012-11-16 13:13

    ill go get a subaru coswoth and wak that skyline trak and quarter mile for 600k ha

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