Motoring News 26.3.2014 08:00 pm

More grunt in the updated Nissan GT-R

Nissan has released an updated version of the GT-R in South Africa adding a host of improvements for the 2014 model year.

The Nissan GT-R is powered by a front-mounted twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine, mated to a 6-speed automated dual-clutch gearbox. With power going to all four wheels, the GT-R makes use of 397 kW at 6 400 rpm and 628 Nm between 3 200 and 5 800 rpm.

Says Nissan GT-R Product Manager at Nissan South Africa, Nancy Reddy: “The GT-R is of course Nissan’s performance flagship with a cult following the world over. For 2014, we have introduced updates and changes which benefit the vehicle’s all-encompassing characteristics in various ways. More comfortable, safer, more luxurious and still reasonably priced – the Nissan GT-R delivers supercar performance in luxury and with verve, personifying the ‘Innovation that Excites’ ethos which powers the Nissan brand.

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The 2014 Nissan GT-R offers smoother ride comfort, better refinement and benchmark fit and finish while delivering breath-taking 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.

A fine-tuned suspension is now symmetrical to reduce load fluctuation between the four wheels and allowing for better stability and more consistent grip; optimised electronic control of the shock absorber valves and modified front stabiliser spring rates to ensure more consistent tyre contact with the road; enhanced use of suspension stroke which improves road-holding for a poised and confident ride.

The GT-R is now also fitted with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT tyres as standard (255/40 ZRF20 at the front and 285/35 ZRF20 at the rear) which offer outstanding road holding and precise response in all conditions thanks to stiffer sidewalls which reduce deformation and improve steering response under hard cornering.

Complementing the standard 3-year/ 100 000km warranty, the 2014 Nissan GT-R is available in South Africa exclusively with an optional 2-year extension to 5-years/ 100 000 km. A 3-year/ 50 000km service plan is also included as standard.

Nissan GT-R Premium R1 475 000

Nissan GT-R Premium (red interior)

R1 526 000

Nissan GT-R Black Edition R1 527 000

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