Rumor: Nissan working on a lighter version of its GT-R sports car

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 27, 2010

According to the latest reports from Japan’s Best Car Magazine, it seems that Nissan is working on a lightweight version of the GT-R sports car. Yes, it appears that the Japanese engineers are not satisfied with the performances offered by the GT-R (currently, one of the fastest production cars on the market) and want to offer more for their customers.

As you may know already, the 2012 Nissan GT-R made its debut in November, at the 2010 LA Auto Show and showed some updates at the interior but also at the exterior.

The most important upgrades were made under the hood, were he 3.8-liter DOHC V6 engine delivers now 530 hp (outgoing model delivers 485 hp) and 612 Nm of torque from 3,200 to 6,200 rpm (outgoing model delivers 588 Nm).

Moreover, the fuel consumption was improved to 8.5km/L (10-15 mode) or 8.6km/L (JC08 mode), thanks to a modified boost pressure of the turbocharger, valve timing and air mixture ratio.

Also, the coefficient of drag is further reduced from 0.27 to 0.26, which is one of the best in its class. The complete 12MY Nissan GT-R model lineup now includes six versions - the "Pure edition," "Black edition," "Premium edition," "SpecV," "Club Track" and "Egoist". But, do expect a new and lighter version!

Since Nissan unveiled the new Nissan GT-R at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2007, this new vehicle has managed to etch a name among customers as the definitive accessible supercar. Nissan conceived and developed the 2011 Nissan GT-R around the theme: 'world's best multi-performance and pleasure of responsive driving.”

The 2011 Nissan GT-R has a stronger exterior that is now more stable, as well as an updated, more aerodynamic and more stunning traditional GT-R appearance. Fascinatingly, the dynamic exterior of the new Nissan GT-R is matched with a sportier interior.

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