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Old 11-19-13, 02:32 PM
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2015 Nissan GT-R updated with new lights, more refined ride



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Nov. 19, 2013
2015 Nissan GT-R

- Recalibrated suspension for more sophisticated ride and better road-holding
- Enhanced exterior with LED lamp technology and distinctive front and rear design
- Added premium cabin interior with improved quality and trim options

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Evolution never stops for the Nissan GT-R. Nissan's iconic sports car brings a refreshed vision of "innovation that excites" with the introduction of the 2015 (in the U.S.) model offering a new level of sophistication, yet with no compromise in performance.

The sales of Nissan GT-R begin in Japan on December 2, to be followed by sales at Nissan dealerships in other markets worldwide.

The 2015 Nissan GT-R offers smoother ride comfort, more refinement and benchmark fit and finish, in the spirit of a great "GT," while delivering breathtaking performance and road-holding. Its "multi-dimensional performance" means the driver can enjoy the full depth of the GT-R's capabilities, whether navigating corners of a winding mountain road, cruising on the highway or even in an urban environment.

Adding premium appeal to the exterior and interior design, the 2015 Nissan GT-R delivers sophisticated driving pleasure and is the ultimate embodiment of Nissan's brand philosophy: "innovation that excites."

2015 Nissan GT-R Overview

Outstanding performance meets a new level of sophistication

Mechanical Updates

Chassis

With outstanding adhesion from its tires, the GT-R is capable of stunning confident acceleration and braking performance

- The suspension was fine-tuned to reduced load fluctuation between the four wheels, giving better stability and more consistent grip.
- More constant tire contact is achieved by optimized electronic control of the shock-absorber valves, as well as modified front stabilizer spring rates and updated bush link. The tuning of these parts, which makes best use of the suspension strokes and enhances road-holding capability, gives a poised, confident ride and outstanding traction on rough roads.
- With minute vibrations and road noise reduced, a relaxing, comfortable ride is assured. An additional benefit is improved straight-line stability, with fewer small steering corrections needed to maintain the correct trajectory during highway driving.
- The upgraded GT-R is now fitted as standard with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT tires, for outstanding road-holding and precise response in all conditions thanks to stiffer sidewalls which reduce deformation, improving steering response under hard cornering. At the front, their specification is: 255/40ZRF20(97Y) and at the rear: 285/35ZRF20(100Y)
- The braking calibration has been retuned for a more firm, linear response at everyday speeds, making smooth braking more intuitive, generating greater confidence, particularly in wet conditions.
The GT-R's steering has been fine-tuned to reduce the effort required for in-town maneuvers, while maintaining its exceptional feedback during high-speed driving. The combination of retuned suspension and exceptional steering feel give outstanding confidence at high speed.


Exterior design

Dazzling motion when standing still

The 2015 Nissan GT-R maintains its position as one of the most striking supercars in the market. Significant updates to the Nissan GT-R's lights both enhance the visual impact of the car. Customers looking for added visual impact now have a wider color palette to choose from.

- The 2015 Nissan GT-R sports new efficient, high-intensity, multi-LED headlights that create a distinctive "lightning" motif, generating a striking exterior visual signature. With such a unique visual reference, the GT-R's road presence is enhanced, particularly in low light and at night – while the fitment of the new headlights gives the driver increased visibility.
- The new headlights feature AFS (Adaptive Front lighting System*) that automatically adapts the angle of the light beam according to the speed of the car. At highway speeds, actuators in the headlight unit adjust the angle of the projectors to project the light further. The four LED units are configured with new intensive LED high beam and three different LED low beams including long-distance-illumination and wide-illumination.
- At the rear, the GT-R's distinctive four-ring tail light signature now forms coherent circles of illumination, giving the GT-R an equally distinctive appearance, making it easily recognizable to fellow owners and enthusiasts.
- Upon start up, the full new lighting signature is illuminated, creating a dramatic start-up procedure.
Visual appeal is reinforced with the addition of a new body color called Gold Flake Red Pearl. As its name suggests, there are microscopic gold-tinted glass flakes infused into the red paint, creating a spectacular effect in the deep, lustrous paint as the light catches the finish.


Interior

Upscale cabin appointments

- Choice of three interior color schemes includes a new pale ivory trim option.
- The steering wheel is trimmed in leather, for premium tactility, while the part-aniline leather seats are further embellished with stitched accents, giving the ambience of a genuine GT designed for cross-continental, first-class travel.


Body construction

Advanced body construction

- To achieve the project's ambitious targets for high-speed handling and ride comfort, Nissan enhanced the level of precision-constructed body elements and advanced assembly methods to create the 2015 Nissan GT-R.
-- Each part is made of materials selected for optimum performance: Precision-constructed, multi-material hybrid body combines steel, carbon fiber and die-cast aluminum to achieve high stiffness and light weight.
-- Thanks to the rigidity of the GT-R's body construction, suspension precision is guaranteed while refinement is enhanced, resulting in exceptional cabin refinement even at high speeds and under hard cornering.
-- Thanks to optimized insulation and acoustic tuning, even at high speeds, the occupants are able to enjoy the sporty engine sound.
-- An optional carbon rear wing is offered, which is attached to a carbon trunk lid, giving a weight saving of half compared with the standard trunk lid.

*Adaptive Front lighting System is unavailable in some regions.
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2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo gets official



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Nissan GT-R Nismo overview

New, ultimate iteration of Nissan's GT-R supercar. Inspired by the Nismo-prepared GT-R that has competed successfully at the famous Nurburgring 24h race, the Nismo GT-R delivers even greater performance thanks to uprated engine outputs and advanced aerodynamics that generate over 100kg of additional downforce at 300km/h (186mph).

Engine

- Power is up to 600hp (441kw) thanks to high flow, larger diameter turbos which are used for GT3 racing, improved breathing and optimized individual ignition timing control for each cylinder.
- Maximum power is now achieved at 6800rpm, up from 6400.
- Torque is now over 650Nm. (more than 480 lb-ft torque)


Chassis

- The suspension is based on the setup prepared by Nismo for Nissan's entry into the 2012 Nurburgring 24-hour race. With some adaptations to improve refinement, reduce road noise and harshness, the setup is designed for stunning agility, road-holding and handing finesse.
- To minimize body-roll during cornering and changes of direction, the Nissan GT-R Nismo features a 17.3 mm hollow rear anti-roll bar which raises roll stiffness while reducing weight.
- The springs and custom-developed Bilstein DampTronic dampers in the front and rear suspension are specially tuned to deliver exceptional grip levels and progressive handling response at the limit.
- Specially-developed links fitted to the front double wishbone suspension increase castor trail to optimize wheel position during high-G cornering and improve straight-line stability. Additionally, large high-rigidity bolts are used to increase stiffness of the wheel-hub attachment area.
- The construction of the GT-R Nismo's bodyshell now uses adhesive bonding in addition to spot welding for increased rigidity and precise suspension response under extreme load, another example of Nismo "factory tuned" enhancement.


Exterior

- Notable new body elements are the rear trunk-mounted spoiler, the front carbon bumper and its lower front undercover.
- Together, the front bumper, engine undercover strake and carbon rear spoiler increase downforce, generating an additional 100kg (at 300km/h) compared to the standard GT-R model. A widened front bumper configuration and elongated yet tapered rear bumper design reduce drag to Cd 0.27.
- The GT-R Nismo's black 6-spoke wheels are inspired by Nissan's legendary GT500 race car.
- A unique to the GT-R Nismo model, a Dark Matte Grey has been developed, accentuating the car's imposing exterior muscularity.


Interior

- Ergonomically sculpted carbon-fiber-backed reclining RECARO seats (EU/JPN) comfortably, yet firmly, support the driver and front-seat passenger.
- The Nissan GT-R Nismo has a special steering wheel design which is dressed in Alcantara®, with three spokes, red center mark and red stitching to give the best combination of grip, feedback and comfort.
- Interior trim features include discreet red stitching on the seats, center console, door trim and steering wheel.
- The GT-R Nismo driver can assess his or her on-track performance by downloading and reviewing digital data from the connected services advanced performance telemetry system.


The Nissan GT-R Nismo will be available in Japan, U.S. and Europe in 2014.

Naturally, the Nissan GT-R Nismo has lapped the fearsome Nordschliefe race circuit in Germany. It continues to challenge the lap-times set by small-volume, hand-built hypercars...

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's CEO, will announce the GT-R Nismo's laptime when the car is unveiled at Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan at 19:00 on Tuesday 19th November at the celebration of the brand's 80th anniversary in advance of the opening of this year's Tokyo International Motor Show on Wednesday 20th November.
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I'm not liking the red accents on the new Nismo edition. Makes the car look "cheap". This car still ticks all the right performance boxes but, I'd rather buy an R8 V8 or Porsche 911 lightly optioned to about the same price. (Only if I could afford such things . . . )
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Nissan GT-R Nismo 'Ring time makes it track's 'fastest volume production car'



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Truly amazing!
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Godzilla strikes again.

I wonder how this baby would handle winter. I see so many during the summer, but none during the winter Which is a waste because it has AWD.
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If Nissan can have Godzilla I don't see why Toyota can't make Mothra
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Originally Posted by nabbun View Post
I'm not liking the red accents on the new Nismo edition. Makes the car look "cheap". This car still ticks all the right performance boxes but, I'd rather buy an R8 V8 or Porsche 911 lightly optioned to about the same price. (Only if I could afford such things . . . )
yep, agree 100% !!
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If Nissan can have Godzilla I don't see why Toyota can't make Mothra
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while technically amazing, in person i find the looks wanting. it seems altogether too big with a very long front overhang.
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That interior update is really nice, performance update is impressive. The GTR continues to get better and better and more expensive.
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i was hoping they would do a style/Body change..i think this came around the same time ISF came out.

None the less this is a great all around car. I would love to own one
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The GTR is aging like wine. The engineers keep tweaking every single year. The GTR has had more tweaks than most cars will have in 3 generations inside of a single generation. Very impressive
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^^ so true. What's 0-60 in the 2015 600hp GTR? 2.5 sec?!
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Originally Posted by I8ABMR View Post
The GTR is aging like wine. The engineers keep tweaking every single year. The GTR has had more tweaks than most cars will have in 3 generations inside of a single generation. Very impressive
Haha, it's like they release all new updates within a 12-month period

But definitely yeah, Nissan raises the bar which each new update throughout the car's entire production life cycle.

Oh and that NISMO version is killer.

Heck, even the regular 'normal' GT-R is still mind-blowing.
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