Nissan introduces GT-R Track Pack with track-focused modifications

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 27, 2012

The 22 High Performance Centres of Nissan are preparing for the first deliveries of the GT-R Track Pack. The owners of this model are considered to be among the most demanding customers worldwide. To satisfy demand, the automaker has released the GT-R Track Pack, which is a new variant of the Nissan supercar for individuals who want a faster, harder and lighter GT-R and one with an extra advantage on the race track.

The new vehicle is dubbed the Track Pack and provides drivers of the GT-R with a more focused driving experience while remaining fully road legal. Unlike the aftermarket modifications, this GT-R has the full consent of Kazutoshi Mizuno, the creator of the vehicle. The external part of this new vehicle showcases special six-spoke RAYS alloy wheels with gloss black centers. These wheels provide total weight saving over the regular 2012 GT-R of 10 kilograms.

The carbon front splitter is fitted with additional brake cooling ducts, which lower the operating temperature by at most 100 degrees during track use. Similar ducts are hidden behind the rear wheels and these ducts bring cooling air over the back discs.

The Track Pack also has stiffer, special suspension made to optimize track performance. It has increased body rigidity and a harder set-up. It has been jointly developed with the GT-R development driver Toshio Suzuki in the course of rigorous testing at the Nurburgring. It will enable GT-R owners to attain the ideal setup at the track. However, customers can shift the suspension for road-use with a switch, thanks to the special dampers.

This makes the GT-R Track Pack ideal for all environments. Interior changes are also made for the Track Pack. Specifically, the vehicle loses the back seats but has two track-ready front sports seats clad in what is affectionately called 'magic cloth' by the GT-R creator Mizuno. The Track Pack also features special blue-on-grey sports seats created from leather and fabric.

The high-friction fabric is a special material that enables occupants to 'stick' to the seats while the vehicle does hard braking and cornering. Furthermore, a Track Pack emblem is featured on the dashboard to make this special GT-R model stand out. Other features include more comfortable seat belts, a rear-view camera and an enhanced Bose audio system.

Performance statistics were unchanged from the 'standard' 2012 GT-R, which means that the Track Pack customers will be enjoying the GT-R's 550 PS power output as well as a 0-62mph acceleration of only 2.8 seconds. The Track Pack is available with a price of £84,450, which is £10,000 more than the regular GT-R. It is only available in Japan and the United Kingdom.

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