Nissan has given its GT-R supercar some upgrades for the 2013 model year, which includes engine and suspension refinements.
“The 2013 Nissan GT-R once again sends a bold statement that it remains on the leading edge of international sports car design, technology and performance,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “It’s our desire to keep pushing the envelope, to never settle for second best or second place – a philosophy that makes Nissan GT-R one of the most coveted and affordable supercars in the world today.”
The 2013 Nissan GT-R gets improvements to the engine that include improved intake efficiency, reduced airflow resistance including an enlarged air intake duct for the intercooler, and improved exhaust emissions efficiency and enhanced control. What do all the changes add up to? The 2013 GT-R now has 545 horsepower, up from 530 in the 2012 model. Torque has also increased to 463 lb-ft up from 448 lb-ft.
Nissan has also improved the shift feel and quietness of the transmission and added high performance differential oil that was originally used in GT-R motorsports competition. The suspension has been retuned and a dry carbon rear spoiler has also been added to the Nissan GT-R Black Edition model. A rear view camera is also now standard on the GT-R.
The upgrades to the 2013 Nissan GT-R now means that it can reach 0-60 mph in a very short 2.7 seconds. The 2013 Nissan GT-R will go on sale in January 2012.