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2012 Nissan GT-R set to get big improvements, rear-wheel drive mode


The Nissan GT-R is one of the most acclaimed models on the market, offering great performance for a decent price. The 2012 Nissan GT-R will further improve the recipe by adding things like an upgraded chassis as well as other improvements, including a rear-wheel drive mode, at least according to new rumors.

First off, Nissan is looking to address some chassis issues, and will reinforce the current one by adding new stabilizers and reinforcements. The front suspension assembly will also see the addition of aluminum and carbon strut towers. The braking system will also be thoroughly upgraded, as many customers have complained about it.

Most importantly however is the fact that Nissan will include a rear-wheel drive mode, in addition to the standard, biased all-wheel drive. Before you dream of the hoonage that would imply, Nissan does advise customers to keep the GT-R in AWD while on regular roads.

Cosmetic improvements are also rumored. These include a redesigned front fascia, with LED daytime running lights. Aerodynamics are set to be improved, thanks a new rear diffuser, while weight will be shaved with a set of new wheels. New car colors are available, Aurora Flare Blue Pearl and Nebula Opal Black, while the wheels can also be decorated in either Hyper Blue Black and Hyper Titanium.

Expect price increases for the standard model, set to be called the Pure Edition, as well as for the Premium Edition. No word yet on when we will see the concrete announcement of the 2012 Nissan GT-R, but these details will keep us satisfied until then.

Source: GTRBlog via Autoblog and NAGTROC via Jalopnik

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