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2012 Nissan GT-R To Get More Power And SpecR Version

2012 Nissan GT-R

Production of the Nissan GT-R will soon end as the 2012 JDM model will be the last one. However, the Japanese automaker will continue to roll out new iterations of the model. As far as the 2012 R35 GT-R model is concerned, it will pack more power in comparison to the previous model. Expect to see a 30 hp (30 PS / 22 kW) increase, which rounds up the figure to 560 hp (568 PS / 418 kW), in comparison to the previous 530 hp (537 PS / 395 kW) and 488 lb.-ft (661 Nm) of torque.

In addition, Nissan will also launch a SpecR version of the GT-R which aside from this extra power it will feature a gold engine cover and the curb weight will be lowered by 66-88 lbs (30-40 kg).

Due to the tsunami disaster that hit Japan in March, the testing of the model has been delayed, but 7tune.com says that testing on the Nurburgring will occur this fall 2011.

Source: Best Car via 7tune.com via WCF

Premium Nissan GT-R to get ‘Egoist’ name


Nissan definitely wants to stand out from the rest of the pack when it comes to its flagship GT-R performance model. We’ve already seen leaked details about the upcoming 2012 Nissan GT-R, and now new info on the premium version of the Japanese car has been uncovered.

According to Autocar, the more upmarket Nissan GT-R will get the ‘Egoist‘ name, instead of the rumored Spec M.

“Yes, there’s a bit of tongue in cheek in the name, and yes, the word does mean self-conceited, but we just wanted to have some fun with the name,” said a spokesman.

The Nissan GT-R Egoist will boast a revised front fascia, with a new front intake duct and larger air vents to provide cooling for the transmission and exhaust. The brakes have been enlarged, while the 10-spoke wheels are now even lighter. LED technology will be used on both the front and the rear of the sports car.

Expect an array of high end options to be available for the Egoist, as well as the changes that were already rumored for the 2012 Nissan GT-R.

Overall, it seems Nissan really wants to market the GT-R to other types of customers, not just performance enthusiasts.

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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.

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2012 Nissan GT-R might upgrade to 500 HP


The rumor mill has started spinning once more, this time with details about the next upgrade for the Nissan GT-R model.

It seems that the guys at Autoblog have it on good authority that the 2012 model year will pack an upgraded version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, capable of around 500 HP and 450 lb-ft of torque. The current GT-R is ‘only’ capable of 475 HP and 414 lb-ft.

More power isn’t the only goal for the 2012 Nissan GT-R as a host of aerodynamic improvements are also quite likely. From a new front splitter to a rear diffuser or an optimized wing, all of these components will aim at making it faster and handle even better.

Plus, as an added treat, after the preliminary Nurburgring testing that occurred sometime last month, the 2012 GT-R lapped the famous circuit much faster than the original GT-R’s 7:26 run.

Stay tuned for more details on this optimized Godzilla as soon as they appear.

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