Official: 2013 Nissan GT-R receives the Track Pack

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 8, 2011

We told you something about the GT-R Track Pack back in November, when Nissan revealed the 2013 GT-R, but today the Japanese manufacturer revealed all the details of the new pack. As expected, the new Track Pack was developed for those who want to an extra edge on the race track, offering a harder edge and still remaining fully road legal.

According to Nissan the Track Pack is easily identified by lightweight six-spoke RAYS alloys with gloss black painted centres.

The new pack also adds additional cooling ducts built into the front bumper, which reduce the operating temperature of the front brake discs by as much as 100 degrees during track use.

Similar air ducts are found behind the rear wheels. Moreover, the suspension’s spring rates have been revised in order to deliver better performances on the track.

Still, just like the all GT-Rs, the dampers are adjustable to offer more comfort when the car is being used on the road. Inside, the track pack comes with Recaro front seats trimmed with dampers are adjustable to offer more comfort when the car is being used on the road.

The rear seats were removed to save some weight. The design of the interior is completed by the Track Pack badge found on the centre console. centre console Regarding its price, the Track pack is priced at adds £10,000, which means that the price of the vehicle will be £84,450.

After the Nissan GT-R’s major engine makeover in 2013, the company didn’t stop right there. Now on its new model, Nissan has once again improved the engine to deliver more efficiency. The latest model has an impressive fuel economy rating of up to 23mpg for highway driving and 16mpg for city driving. Let’s read on to find out more of its amazing features.

The 2014 Nissan GTR comes with the new 545hp engine. Aside from the additional 15hp, the torque has also increased by 15lb-ft given its 463 lb-ft existing torque. They also equipped the new GTR with better exhaust emissions, lesser airflow resistance and more superior intake efficiency.

GTR is now built with fuel injection system for a more responsive torque. It has about 4,500-6,000 rpm range, delivering unmatched acceleration and throttle performance at any level. Nissan also added the new oil pan baffle to maintain oil pressure and oil performance during extreme driving situation. In other words, the baffle works by reducing the rotational friction that helps in increasing the torque response.

Interestingly, the new Nissan GTR engine now comes with the technician’s name inscribed on a special aluminium plate. Just like before, every new powertrain is handmade from start to finish by a single engine specialist. For those who didn’t know, they have a special facility for this procedure, which is similar to how and where racing engines are made.

Instead of the old cast iron liners, the highly innovative VR38DETT Twin turbo 3.8L V6 engine has the advanced plasma-sprayed bores. Thus, the new lightweight engine is more fuel efficient with better power output, excellent cooling and lesser friction.

For improved cold start emissions, Nissan has come up with a secondary air management system for the new GTR model. Other features include a lateral wet and dry sump oiling system, an oil scavenger pump and a thermostatically controlled oil cooling system. The high performing twin IHI turbocharging system meanwhile comes with multiple exhausts and individual intakes.

Press Release

Nissan GT-R Track Pack

GT-R owners are among the most demanding in the world. In response to demand Nissan has replied with the GT-R Track Pack - a new version of the Nissan supercar for those drivers who require a faster, lighter, harder GT-R and one that has that extra edge at the race track.

The new car is called the Track Pack and offers Nissan GT-R drivers a more focussed driving experience while still remaining fully road legal. Unlike aftermarket modifications, this GT-R has the full blessing of the car's creator Kazutoshi Mizuno.

On the outside, the new car features special six-spoke RAYS alloy wheels with gloss black centres. In addition to looking good these wheels give a total weight saving over the standard 2012 GT-R of 10kg.

Additional brake cooling ducts built into the carbon front splitter reduce the operating temperature by as much 100 degrees during track use, whilst similar ducts hidden behind the rear wheels channel cooling air over the rear discs.

Track Pack also features special, stiffer suspension designed to optimise track performance. It comprises a harder set-up and increased body rigidity and has been jointly developed with the Nissan GT-R development driver Toshio Suzuki during extensive testing at the Nurburgring. It will allow GT-R customers to achieve the perfect set-up at the track but, thanks to the special dampers, customers will be able to change the suspension for road-use at a flick of a switch, making the Nissan GT-R Track Pack suitable for all environments.

The changes that make up the Track Pack are not just under the shell, though. Inside the car loses rear seats but gains two track-ready front sports seats covered in what is affectionately referred to as 'magic cloth' by the father of GT-R, Kazutoshi Mizuno. The Track Pack also boasts special blue-on-grey sports seats made from fabric and leather. The high friction fabric is a special material that allows occupants to 'stick' to the seats during hard cornering and braking.

A Track Pack emblem also sits on the dashboard helping to identify this special GT-R model, whilst more comfortable seat belts, an enhanced Bose audio system, and a rear-view camera as fitted to the standard MY2012 GT-R also feature.

Performance statistics remain unchanged to the 'standard' 2012 Nissan GT-R. That means Track Pack customers will still be able to enjoy the GT-R's 550PS power output, and a 0-62 time of just 2.8 seconds.

The Track Pack is only available in the UK and Japan, and is priced at £10,000 more than the standard £74,450 Nissan GT-R.

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