Everything you need to know about the 2014 Nissan GT-R

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 by

Evolution never stops for the and the way we see it; it just gets better, and better, and better! The 2014 is expected to offer a smoother ride, more refinement and benchmark fit and finish, in the spirit of a great “GT”, while delivering breathtaking performance and road-holding.

2014 Nissan GTR Interior

As far as the drive is concerned, amongst other improvements, the suspension has been fine-tuned to reduce load fluctuation between the four wheels, resulting in better stability and more consistent grip. The GT-R’s steering and suspension has also been fine-tuned to reduce the effort required for in-town maneuvers, while maintaining exceptional feedback during high-speed driving.

2014 Nissan GTR Exterior collage

On the exterior, the 2014 GT-R sports new high-intensity, multi-LED headlights that create a distinctive “lightning” motif. The new headlights also feature AFS (Adaptive Front lighting System) that automatically adapts the angle of the light beam according to the speed of the car. Additionally, a new body color called Gold Flake Red Pearl is expected to be seen. As its name suggests, there are microscopic gold-tinted glass flakes infused into the red paint, creating a spectacular effect as the light catches the finish. An optional carbon rear wing is also expected to be offered, which is attached to a carbon trunk lid and slashes the weight in half when compared to the standard trunk lid.

For those more concerned with the race inspired Nismo GT-R, the 2014 model improves performance by optimising the aerodynamics, suspension and powertrain, creating a well-balanced machine that is at home on both the road and track.

2014 Nissan GTR Nismo exterior collage

Under the hood, the 3.8-liter V6 engine benefits from a power hike and is now rated at 591horsepower and 652 Nm of torque. New high-flow, large diameter turbochargers, which are used for GT3 racing, improve breathing, while optimized individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump improve combustion.

2014 Nissan GTR Nismo interior collage

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. Three suspension modes can be selected: Comfort, Normal and R, for circuit applications.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo is the fastest GT-R ever. “With a 7:08.679 lap time, we can authoritatively say that the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo holds the volume production car lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, which is the gold standard of high performance achievement.”

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