Today in Tokyo, an enhanced Nissan GT-R has been revealed, with an boost in potency as well as in pricing, and improved handling. It is one of the first main series of alterations for Nissan's GT-R, which ultimately becomes available for sale in the United Kingdom in 2009 with the latest enhancements.
Powertrain potency has gone up by 5 hp to 478 hp courtesy of enhanced onboard computer management and better manufacturing tolerances attained on the GT-R's engine line which is mainly hand-assembled.Now, the fuel efficiency is a bit improved from 23.2 mpg to 23.4 mpg and the vehicle has also a larger 74-liter gasoline tank.
Other additions by Nissan include new dampers and modified front spring rates to improve handling and enhance the ride experience.
The appearance of the GT-R are chiefly unaltered, however, currently Nissan is doing a special shade of silver for the alloy wheels and a fresh pearl white enters the color choice chart.
Superior grip Dunlop SP Sport 600 run-flat rubber, up till now only available on the base GT-R can presently be prearranged on the GT-R Black Edition, the next one up.
Smaller enhancements consist of a better fit between the front wing and bumper and a number plate mounting that has become slimmer.
Possibly being aware that the GT-R's been impressive value for relatively too long, in Japan at least, Nissan has now increased price tags in excess of 10 per cent to heighten their margins of profit.
At the present rates of exchange, the basic GT-R in Japan has now moved up to EUR72,817 ($93,725) from the previous EUR65,706 ($84,570).
For the GT-R Black Edition the price tag is currently EUR74,590 ($96,000) and the top of the range Premium Edition is given at EUR78,150 ($100,000) sticker price.
Following the list is the more excessive GT-R Spec V, scheduled to be inaugurated next month in Tokyo. It employs the upgraded 478 hp V6 twin turbo, and not the 542 hp unit which was initially thought.