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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  • Jakdaw 07 Nov 2011

    0 -> 60 mph in 2.72 seconds. Insane!

  • ZOLLAR 07 Nov 2011

    It's so fast the PH article even got away!.

  • RobCrezz 07 Nov 2011

    ZOLLAR said:
    It's so fast the PH article even got away!.

  • toppstuff 07 Nov 2011

    Impressed with the way Nissan are handling the evolution of this car.

  • AndyCzech 07 Nov 2011

    Great, asymmetric suspension, now I can eat more (humble) pies.

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