Nissan GT-R 2012: More For Less (Fuel)


Nissan has revealed its latest version of the GT-R - and it's got still more power.

There are now 542 horses beneath the bonnet (up from 523bhp) while torque is up 15lb ft to 466lb ft. This coincides with the mpg figure creeping up to 24 on the combined cycle, up from 23.5.

Intiguingly, Nissan has also fitted a newly developed asymmetric suspension for the front of the car to help compensate for the greater weight on the driver's side on RHD examples.

Perhaps the most intriguing news, however, is that Nissan a track-focused version specifically for Japan and the UK. Exactly what form this will take, and what price both it and the MY 2012 car will be, we shall find out in early December...



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  • Dave Hedgehog 02 Mar 2012

    the ultimate datsun gets even better smile i love it

    do not like the price ..

  • Caviar 02 Mar 2012

    Starting to really like the GT-R, MY2012 should be bang on the buck. Has everythng but looks and could outrun anything with built quality and some level of comfort to spare being that it has 4wd and two clutch. Easy to use, all weather and ultra rapid come wanting. 2+2 and a decent boot, this car is technically unbeatable if we could spare change for its fuel consumption and tyre cost..it completely exposes all those posers and thats the best part.

    cool

  • Stew2000 10 Nov 2011

    KB_S1 said:
    jbi said:
    It's a sports car though... they tend to be shorter and wider. The porsche 997 is 73 inches wide for example
    Don't think of the GTR as a 'sports car' myself.
    Compared to a 911 it had double the luggage capacity and a fair bit more space in the back seats.
    The clue is in the name. 'GT'. 'Carrera'. totally different classes.

  • KB_S1 10 Nov 2011

    jbi said:
    It's a sports car though... they tend to be shorter and wider. The porsche 997 is 73 inches wide for example
    Don't think of the GTR as a 'sports car' myself.
    Compared to a 911 it had double the luggage capacity and a fair bit more space in the back seats.

  • LongLiveTazio 10 Nov 2011

    Yeah and it's also a hell of a lot shorter. I don't hate on the GTR but you can't deny it's not selte and comparing it to a family saloon isn't really a great comparison.

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