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Nissans Godzilla GT-R gets some updates


The Nissan GT-R has always been a bit of a cult car. Known as Godzilla, this car has the power to embarrass some of the best that the Germans and Italians have to offer. It has set numerous lap records at the infamous Nurburgring race track and it continues to impress us here at Autodealer. Nissan though have somehow managed to make the GT-R even better. We can only presume that they have used some ancient Japanese magic to improve this already impressive car.

Ok, so they didn’t use magic. The brainy engineers back at Nissan have improved the GT-R’s dynamics, interior and added some new exterior enhancements. These changes are aimed at improving the GT-R’s driving experience. The 2015 upgrades underline GT-R’s legendary position in the upper echelons of the super sports car segment.

Achieving a heightened sense of premium sports performance, the most notable changes improve GT-R’s ride and handling, with comfort playing an even greater role than before.

A more mature suspension setup – which is still a double wishbone design up front and a multilink system at the rear – allows for improved ride comfort, handling and stability.

Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels have been reduced thanks to improved transmission noise and shock reduction, with brake noise reduced as well for an overall more pleasant drive. Braking ability – which is powered by a revered two-piece floating-rotor Brembo  4-disc system – has also been enhanced.

Completing the list of improvements, a new multi-spoke wheel design is now available for the GT-R Premium Edition.

The Nissan GT-R maintains its 3.8-litre turbocharged V6 engine as standard which, thanks to its 397 kW and 628 Nm, is still good for a blistering 0-100 km/h sprint of just 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 315 km/h.

Power is transferred to all four wheels via Nissan’s ATTESA E-TS® all-wheel drive system linked in a transaxle design to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission at the rear and a high-performance mechanical limited-slip differential.

We here at Autodealer sure do hope to get our bums into one of these cars soon so that we can find out just how good it really is. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more details.

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