Dec 8, 2008

Nissan GT-R Revealed

Nissan has revealed official details of its European-specification GT-R models – and it's good news for UK customers. The supercar, which arrives here next April, has benefitted from a host of improvements over US and Japanese editions.

Thanks to some electronic upgrades, the GT-R’s 3.8-litre V6 twin-turbo engine gets a 5bhp boost  taking peak power to 478bhp while torque stays at 588Nm. Dunlop SP Sport 600 DSST tyres will be fitted as standard – these are the same tyres that were used by Nissan engineers during the GT-R's record-breaking lap of the Nurburgring, resulting in a time of 7 minutes 29 seconds.

Other changes include modified suspension spring rate settings, which Nissan says result in an improved ride. Another tweak is the introduction of the Gun Metal grey coloured Rays seven-spoke alloy wheels for the standard and Premium Edition GT-Rs.

There will be a Black Edition too which will be fitted with the same wheels but, unsurprisingly, in black. Lucky customers can also choose a new pearl white exterior colour called ‘Storm’.

As for the price, the GT-R will start from £56,795 on the road with an increase of £1,300 for the Premium Edition (£58,095) and another £1,300 for the Black Edition (£59,395).  So far, 1200 GT-Rs have been ordered by UK customers and with demand still very strong, Nissan says that any new customer ordering now should expect delivery in mid 2010.