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Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R
Overview
ManufacturerNissan
Production2007-present
Body Style(s)2-Door Coupe
LayoutAWD, Front Engine
PlatformPremium Midship
Engine(s)VR38DETT twin-turbo V6
Transmission(s)Automated Manual
Wheelbase2780 mm (109.4 in)
Length4655 mm (183.3 in)
Width1895 mm (74.6 in)
Height1370 mm (53.9 in)
Curb Weight1740 kg (3836 lb)
Specifications
Engine(s) Specs3.8 L twin-turbocharged DOHC V6 engine (VR38DETT)
Power480 PS (473 hp/353 kW) @ 6400 rpm
Torque588 N⋅m (434 ft⋅lbf) @ 3200-5200 rpm
Redline (RPM)7000 rpm
Transmission(s) Specs6-speed dual clutch automated manual transaxle with triple cone synchros and 3 shift modes
Drag CoefficientCd of 0.27
Green SpecsCalifornia ULEV(Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) cleared.
Rated Performance
Top Speed310 km/h (193 mph)
Acceleration0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.3 seconds
Standing 1/4 Mile11.6 s at 190 km/h (118 mph)

History

Nissan Skyline GT-R
Between 1969 and 1974, and again between 1989 and 2002, Nissan produced a high performance version of its Skyline range, called the Nissan Skyline GT-R. This car proved to be iconic for Nissan and achieved much fame and success on road and track. The Nissan GT-R, although no longer carrying the "Skyline" badge (because it is designed from the ground up) has heritage in the Nissan Skyline GT-R. Like the Skyline GT-Rs R32 through R34, the Nissan GT-R is All-Wheel-Drive with a twin-turbo 6 cylinder engine; however, the evolutionary, incremental changes between Skyline models R32 through R34 have been done away with. The four-wheel-steering system has been done away with, plus the traditional straight-6 RB26DETT engine has been replaced with a new V6 VR38DETT. Because of the GT-R's heritage the chassis code for the all-new version has been called CBA-R35, or 'R35' for short, carrying on the naming trend from the R34 Skyline GT-R.

GT-R Concept
The Nissan GT-R Concept was initially unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2001 to preview what a 21st century GT-R would look like.

GT-R Proto
At the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled a redesigned concept, the GT-R Proto, stating that the production GT-R would be 80-90% based on this concept.

Current Production

The production version of the GT-R has debuted at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, with its launch in the Japanese market scheduled for 6 December 2007. The U.S. launch will follow in June 2008. Europe will be the third market, where it is expected to be launched late 2008. The large time distance between these releases is due to Nissan having to build GT-R performance centres where the car is built and serviced. Also the engine and rear-mounted dual-clutch gearbox are built by hand, limiting production to around 1000 cars a month.

Other

Motorsport

Nismo, the motorsport arm of Nissan will be entering the Nissan GT-R in the Super GT race series in the GT500 class for the 2008 season, replacing the Fairlady Z. A prototype has recently been spotted testing around the Suzuka Circuit.

Aftermarket Tuning

The new GT-R has been reported by both the automotive press as well as sources within Nissan as being harder to modify than the previous Skyline GT-Rs, due to the supposedly 'untuneable' ECU. Nissan has also gone through lengths to safeguard the car against modification with sensors alerting the dealer of any performance modifications and nullifying the warranty. However, it has been reported that Nissan has given access to the car to select tuners, already Japanese tuning houses Mine's, MCR and Top Secret have been seen testing modified GT-Rs with the former two having conducted tests at the Tsukuba Circuit.

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Source: Wikipedia under the GNU Free Documentation License


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