Nissan revealed a redesigned version of its GT-R supercar at the New York International Auto Show, boasting that the car is sportier with a quiet interior and killer drive power. Nissan had wanted a car that could compete against the likes of the Audi R8, BMW M6, Chevy Corvette, and Porsche 911 but that would cost significantly less than those.
The GT-R, first introduced in 2007, gets a new, enlarged “V-motion” grille with a matte chrome finish and an upgraded front spoiler and bumpers.
Additionally, it also gets a new set of four rounded tail lights amid redone rear bodywork, freshly angled headlights and updated refined air intakes. It has also been refined for improved stability and aerodynamics.
The GT-R gets a 6-cylinder, 3.8-liter, 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine with 565 horsepower. A 20-hp improvement over its predecessor. The engine is hand-assembled by one of five master craftsman, called takumi, at Nissan’s plant in Yokohama, Japan.
Engineers stiffened the body structure, integrated a new suspension and fitted the vehicle with 20-inch forged aluminium wheels.
The infotainment system is dramatically simplified on the new GT-R, going from 27 buttons to 11. The new vehicle gets an 8-inch screen, instead of a 7-inch screen, with a carbon fiber console.