"The Motortrend issue, which seems to be hitting shelves and mailboxes early, has the GT-R's specs with a 0-60 of 3.5 seconds, an 11.7 second quarter mile, and 192 mph top speed. All of this for under US$80,000 apparently."
I see a silly triptronic.........Wheres the good ole fashioned 6 speed stick shift?
my understanding is its more of a clutchless manual then a tiptronic.... its not the sort of tiptronic you think of when you think mid 90's japper stuff more of the flappy padel euro type car sort of tiptronic
supposed to be coming out later. and it's far from "tiptronic", iirc it's a 7 speed DSG style setup. if it's good enough for a veyron......remember the GT-R has always been nissans flagship technology boat, makes sense, with them betting the farm on CVT autos in the lower models, that they load new gearbox tech into their halo car.
"A carbon fiber prop shaft (â€œGood damping and stiffnessâ€) runs back to the transaxle, incorporating the clutch, transmission and transaxle altogether. The shifting is done via a direct, twin-clutch system. One clutch handles the odd gears and another clutch handles the even ones. Shifts take 0.2 seconds. There are BorgWarner triple-cone synchronizers for all gears. Another shaft runs forward from that transaxle to send power to the front wheels. Below 25 mph the torque split is 50/50, above that, under normal driving, the split is 40/60. But it can split up to 2/98 under hard acceleration"
"After a full day driving it on the Nurburgring, the Autobahn and up and over numerous little German country roads we can easily say this is one car that was not over hyped. It is truly a world-class supercar on par with, if not just ahead of, the iconic Porsche Turbo."
"Next on our agenda of â€œanythingâ€ were some miles of country road. We were able to drive the GT-R back-to-back with a Porsche Turbo."
"After â€œmuch spirited driving,â€ we can say the Turbo had a good deal more lag and more dive and squat than the GT-R. But once the Porsche got spooled up, achtung, baby. It felt lighter and the steering felt quicker, too. The biggest difference between the two was that the Turbo demanded more of its driver while the GT-R was easier to handle, flatter and more stable."
"In an in depth article by Insideline, it has been reported that the multifunction interface that logs and provides many parameters about the car was design by Polyphony Digital, the developer that created the Gran Turismo series."
it's now all official: http://jalopnik.com/cars/tokyo-auto-show/tokyo-motor-show-nissan-gt+r-revealed-314347.php
the Nissan GT-R meet ultra-low emission vehicle (U-LEV) standards in Japan
produces 480PS (353kW) at 6400rpm and maximum torque of 60kgm (588Nm) from 3200 to 5200rpm
pop-up engine hood system for enhanced pedestrian safety
ow coefficient of drag of 0.27, with high front and rear downforce
with a special "set-up switch" located in the center of the instrument panel. This switch enables the driver to adjust transmission shifts, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R) in three settings - Normal, Comfort or R, the high-performance setting designed for the Nissan GT-R "supercar" application.
recently on a holiday to japan i managed to spy 2 of them in nissans showroom in the wealthy ginza shopping district in tokyo and so took a few photo's (which i'll post up when i can be more bothered )..
But dang that car is phat ....even got to sit in it
official price for the premiere edition is around 8,000,000 yen or about 80k - 90k nz .... fuck cant see it costing that much when it arrives here though , try round 140k - 160k at a guess
Those who patiently wait out the first year of Nissan GT-R production to avoid the hassle of dealer markups or some of the bugs that come with a new car, you may make off with a better performing model. Nissan plans on bringing a V-Spec, meaning victory specification, version of the GT-R to market after the first year of sales. While V-Spec versions of previous GT-R generations did not receive power upgrades, that won't be true for the R35. Base output will be bumped from 480hp to 550hp through an increase in boost pressure. On top of that 150 kg (331 lbs) will be shed from the frame. Also, as typical with Nissan's race inspired trim levels, the V-Spec will include a more aggressive aero package. The goal for the car is to achieve a lap time at the Nurburgring of less than 7 minutes and 25 seconds -- 18 seconds ahead of the standard GT-R. It may take more than increased power, reduced weight and increased down force to achieve the feat. Therefore, it would not be out of the question for a V-Spec model to feature revised differential controls, wider wheels and tires and even a brake upgrade.
Already seen a few GTR's around AK. Had a chance to get up close to one a few weeks back when the "nchibo" one was in at work.