Nissan unveiled today at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, the 2014 GT-R Track Edition, a version that promises to take the supercar to another level. The new GT-R Track Edition is powered by the same V6 engine delivering 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque. The engine is bolted to the same 6-speed dual clutch transmission.
Inside, the car features special-blue-trimmed high-grip front seats, the a large center-mounted tachometer, a large metallic-framed center console with ergonomically designed shift lever, a red "engine start" button and carbon fiber interior trim, but also the well-known video game-inspired multi-function display with 11 pages of available information.
An 11-speaker Bose audio system is also offered as standard and features two forward-facing woofers in the rear center armrest area.
Streaming Audio via Bluetooth is also standard. What is more interesting is that the 2014 GT-R Track Edition has no rear seats for a lower curb weight. Regarding the exterior design, the GT-R Track Edition features special metallic black six-spoke RAYS forged lightweight wheels but also the handmade dry carbon fiber rear spoiler.
The 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition will go on sale in May 2013 but you’d better hurry if you want one as the production will be limited to 150 cars for the U.S. market.
Nissan is now selling the newest version of its Godzilla – the Nissan GT-R – in Europe and Japan (as model year 2013) and in the United States (as MY 2014). Compared to the previous model, the new GT-R is now more stable, more responsive and has sharper handling.
Powering the new 2013 GT-R is the revised version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that doesn’t only deliver 550 PS, but also offers enhanced responses from the mid and upper rpm levels. This revised engine is complemented by several tweaks on dampers, springs and front anti-roll bar. As a result, the new GT-R has become more stable in high speeds and boasts of enhanced traction and a more refined ride.
Compared to the previous model, the new Nissan GT-R is quicker by 0.1 second on the sprint, accelerating from zero to 62mph (0 to 100km/h) in just 2.7 seconds. In a highly impressive feat, the new GT-R completed the Nürburgring road circuit in just seven minutes and 19.1 seconds during a test run in May 2012, a few seconds faster than its immediate predecessor (7 minutes and 21 seconds). According to GT-R creator Kazutoshi Mizuno, around 0.5 second was lost to traffic during that test, implying that the newest iteration of the GT-R could complete the Nürburgring road circuit in seven minutes and 18.6 seconds.
As always, the GT-R is a showcase of the latest technologies that Nissan could come up with. In fact, the latest tweaks made on the newest GT-R were results of the data derived from the 2012 Nürburgring 24-Hour race in Germany, where two near-production GT-R models were fielded. As a result, the new Nissan GT-R continues its legacy as a four-wheel-drive super-coupé.