Set to go on sale next spring, the 2013 Nissan GT-R is to benefit from an array of improvements over previous incarnations, making it the vehicle to lookout for in the new year for fans of high performance.

Powered by the manufacturer’s 550PS 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, the 2013 GT-R offers an improved zero to 62 mph acceleration time over its predecessor at 2.7 seconds – down from 2.8 seconds for the 2012 model.

Nissan GT-R on the road

Delivering blistering performance is set to be the party piece of the new Nissan GT-R, with the vehicle recently setting a fastest lap around Germany’s famous Nordschleife Nurburgring circuit of just seven minutes and 19.1 seconds.

However, creator of the GT-R Kazutoshi Mizuno claims the car could shave at least 0.5 seconds off this time if it was not for traffic on the hot lap. This compares to a best lap of seven minutes 21 seconds for the 2012 GT-R.

Drivers View Nissan GT-R

It is unsurprising that performance has been enhanced in the latest GT-R, with Nissan revealing the vehicle benefits from new high-output injectors in the engine, cam bolts to improve front suspension camber and increased torque-carrying capacity for the driveshaft.

In addition, the model’s bodywork has been reinforced to improve rigidity with increased thickness in the dash panel bar and instrument panel member to deliver improved suspension control.

Production Line of the Nissan GT-R

Safety systems on the new 2013 GT-R are also impressive, with the vehicle fitted with the manufacturer’s Advanced Air Bag System as standard, delivering dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors.

Moreover, the model benefits from an energy-absorbing steering column, electronic brake force distribution, Nissan’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring system and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front occupant head protection.

Engine View Nissan GT-R

Full pricing for the 2013 Nissan GT-R is to be unveiled in due course, but what is clear already is that the manufacturer has created a vehicle that will be highly sought after by performance vehicle enthusiasts across the UK.

Front Bumper View

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Posted by Mark Thompson

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