2012 Nissan GT-R Press Kit: At a Glance

Posted on 31. Jan, 2011 by in Nissan Canada

2012 Nissan GT-R Press Kit: At a Glance

Now in a fourth year of accessibility in a North American market, a 2012 Nissan GT-R has a new look, new colors, new circle pattern and, many critical to fans of pristine power, some-more horsepower underneath a hood. In addition, a new Black Edition with singular chair trim, interior colors and wheels joins a GT-R Premium model. The latest iteration of Nissans mythological supercar will be accessible during executive GT-R approved Nissan dealers opposite a United States commencement in early 2011.

The 2012 Nissan GT-Rs modernized VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 now produces 530 horsepower (versus a prior 485 horsepower) and 448 lb-ft of torque (versus a prior 434 lb-ft) a outcome of modifying a boost vigour of a turbocharger, valve timing and atmosphere fuel ratio, and by reduced intake atmosphere insurgency combined by swelling a estuary siren diameter. In addition, empty atmosphere insurgency was reduced by use of an lengthened hole empty pipe.

GT-Rs already considerable aerodynamic opening has been softened for 2012 with downforce increasing by about 10% and a fellow of drag reduced to 0.26 (from 0.27). Enlarged fascia and grille openings also assistance revoke atmosphere insurgency inside a engine compartment. The volume of atmosphere that passes by a radiator and cools a front brakes is also increased. These aerodynamic and engine improvements have also resulted in softened fuel economy estimates of 16 city and 23 highway (verses 15/21).

The newly rested front fascia facilities assertive double aerodynamic fins and new integrated high energy LED using lights. Additional plated tools are used for a headlight middle panels, enhancing a cars clever visible presence. The redesigned back fascia facilities new venting and incorporates a sculpted reduce territory and extended length. Newly designed incomparable hole tailpipe finishers are also adopted. Six extraneous colors are available, including twin new colors: Deep Blue Pearl and Jet Black, that replaces Obsidian Black.

GT-Rs newly designed, lighter weight and some-more firm fake aluminum 20-inch wheels, once again made by RAYS, assistance urge cessation response. Knurling inside a wheels helps keep a tires from slipping around a wheels underneath complicated acceleration or braking. The wheels underline a reward dim (near black) finish, that provides a high quality, high-performance look. The Black Edition facilities special lead black six-spoke RAYS lightweight wheels in place of a Premium models 10-spoke design.

Inside, a revisions for 2012 embody new CO fiber trim and upgraded materials. The Black Edition adds tradition red and black Recaro leather-appointed seats, red and black interior trim and a dim headliner.

The Nissan GT-R is once again built on an disdainful Premium Midship platform, that enables a use of a worlds initial eccentric back transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel expostulate system. This complement places a transmission, send box and final expostulate during a back of a vehicle, optimizing weight placement and maximizing doing capability.

Vehicle adjustability is supposing by set-up switches located in a core of a instrument panel, enabling a motorist to adjust delivery shifts, startle absorbers and a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R) among 3 settings Normal, Special or R, for ultimate handling. The GT-R cessation uses a special Bilstein DampTronic system, and a braking complement consists of Brembo full-floating drilled rotors, low steel high rigidity stop pads and Brembo monoblock six-piston front and four-piston back calipers. For 2012, a front rotors boost in distance to 15.4-inches from 15.0-inches.

GT-Rs interior balances functionality with a clarity of palliate and comfort. It facilities sculpted opening bucket seats for an optimal pushing position, a cockpit-style instrument row with a vast center-mounted tachometer and multi-function arrangement that includes involuntary and pushing information, as good as an on-board pushing recorder. A privately designed 11-speaker Bose sound complement with speakers mounted in firm aluminum die expel panels, that provides sound peculiarity suitable for a supercar, is standard.

Highlights of a 2012 Nissan GT-R include:


  • Purposeful, cutting-edge styling with a Cd of 0.26, while achieving high front and back downforce
  • Hybrid physique construction of steel, die-cast aluminum and CO fiber
  • Refreshed front fascia with assertive double aerodynamic fins, new integrated high energy LED using lights, and additional plated tools used for a headlight middle panels, enhancing a GT-Rs clever visible participation
  • Redesigned back fascia, featuring new venting and incorporating a sculpted reduce territory and extended length
  • Front fenders demonstrate energy and stability, aero-blades on fenders edges yield best atmosphere upsurge around a tires and along a body; vents in a fenders trailing edges assists in providing front downforce and optimization of side atmosphere flow
  • Aggressive front finish styling, vast hood gush and an lengthened executive atmosphere intake for composed atmosphere upsurge for energy and cooling
  • Super far-reaching lamp headlights featuring 3 additional sub-reflectors (compared to compulsory lights) to give a far-reaching enlightenment spread
  • Four-passenger cabin with tilted aero blade canopy roofline and winding C-pillar sword edge, that promote atmosphere upsurge around a back of a vehicle
  • GT-R hallmark four-ring taillights; atmosphere upsurge above and next a car is managed by a organic CO fiber underbody diffuser, back spoiler and large, integrated quad empty tips
  • Auto on/off headlights and speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Six accessible extraneous colors: new Deep Blue Pearl and Jet Black, along with Solid Red, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and a singular prolongation 4-stage lead Super Silver

Platform, Engine and Driveline

  • Advanced Premium Midship platform, enabling a use of a worlds initial eccentric back transaxle all-wheel expostulate system, that places a transmission, send box and final expostulate during a back of a vehicle, but normal torque tubes, permitting a cessation to work totally independently
  • Exclusive hand-assembled twin-turbo VR38DETT 3.8-liter V6 engine
  • 530 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm, 448 lb-ft of torque from 3,200 to 6,000 rpm; LEV2/ULEV glimmer car rating
  • Plasma-sprayed bores for reduced friction, lighter weight, extended cooling, energy outlay and fuel efficiency
  • Symmetrical eccentric intake and empty plural complement featuring twin IHI turbochargers
  • Secondary atmosphere government complement for softened cold-start emissions performance
  • Thermostatically-controlled oil cooling system; oil scavenger siphon to say oil issuing to a turbochargers; parallel soppy and dry sump oiling system
  • Paddle-shifted consecutive six-speed twin purchase transmission; primer and involuntary modes
  • Rear transaxle facilities apart clutches for a peculiar (1,3,5) and even (2,4,6) gears; consecutive shifting; rigging pre-selection for evident shifts
  • Hill Start Assist for easy starts on an ascending trip
  • Electronically-controlled ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive complement privately grown for GT-R
  • Rear-drive bias, adult to 50 percent of torque can be transmitted to a front wheels when needed, torque separate invariably non-static depending on speed, parallel and cross acceleration, steering angles, tire slip, highway aspect and bend rate
  • GT-R specific yaw-rate feedback control, measuring differences between a aim bend rate distributed from steering angle, tangible bend rate rescued by a yaw-rate sensor and G sensor to adjust torque bias

Suspension and Braking

  • Special set-up switches located in a core of a instrument panel; adjusts delivery shifts, startle absorbers and a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R), 3 settings Normal, Special or R, for ultimate handling
  • 4-wheel eccentric cessation mounted to six-point front and back subframes
  • GT-R specific tractable Bilstein DampTronic cessation complement utilizes mixed car information systems to yield suitable damping army for all situations and a high turn of control for a accumulation of pushing situations
  • 15.4-inch front and 15.0-inch back Brembo full-floating cross-drilled two-piece rotors, low steel high rigidity stop pads, radial-mounted Brembo monoblock six-piston front and four-piston back calipers, that in multiple minimize blur and yield heated interlude performance
  • GT-R-specific 10-spoke RAYS aluminum-alloy forged, reward dim (near black) finish for GT-R Premium model
  • Lightweight 6-spoke RAYS aluminum-alloy forged, black finish for Black Edition model
  • Wheels underline special knurling to support with securing a tires during tough acceleration or braking
  • Standard nitrogen-filled Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT ultra high opening run-flat tires, sized 255/40ZRF20 front and 285/35ZRF20 rear
  • Optional Cold Weather Package includes Dunlop SP 7010 all-season run-flat tires

Interior Features

  • Interior designed to change functionality and comfort
  • Usable newcomer and luggage space 4 newcomer seating and case ability of twin golf bags or suitcases
  • Optimal pushing position supposing by back transaxle layout, with prosaic building and slight core console
  • Driver-surrounding instrument panel, with all meters and multi-function scale during a uniform tallness to minimize a drivers conduct transformation
  • Large center-mounted tachometer, with rigging arrangement on a top right, as good as a easy-to-read graphics of a multi-function display, give a motorist present minute information
  • Interior pattern cues embody dial image meter-surround pattern that evokes a thought of intent gears, large, metallic-framed core console featuring ergonomically designed change push and a red engine start button
  • Sculpted opening bucket seats
  • Soft pads located on a lurch panels in front of a newcomer and on both doors to give an additional turn of comfort
  • A video game-inspired multi-function arrangement with eleven pages of involuntary and pushing information available, including acceleration, stop pedal pressure, steering angle and a recording duty with playback
  • Navigation complement featuring easy-to-use hold pad, as good as normal navigation switches; XM NavTraffic with Real-Time Traffic Information and XM NavWeather (XM subscription required, sole separately)
  • Screen interface also facilities enriched party complement with a 9.3 GB Music Box Hard Drive, CD actor controls and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, DVD video playback capability
  • Standard privately designed 11-speaker Bose audio system, twin forward-facing woofers in back core armrest area; speakers mounted in firm aluminum die expel panels
  • Standard USB iPod interface, Streaming Audio around Bluetooth
  • New CO fiber interior trim
  • Black Edition facilities singular red and black interior tone treatment, Recaro leather allocated seats and a dim headliner


  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System for motorist and front passenger
  • Standard front seat-mounted side impact supplemental atmosphere bags for motorist and front newcomer
  • Standard roof-mounted screen side-impact supplemental atmosphere bags for front chair passenger conduct protection
  • Front chair belts with pretensioners and bucket limiters and tragedy reducers
  • Three-point ELR/ALR back chair belts


  • Vehicle public in Tochigi, Japan; engines hand-assembled in Yokohama, Japan
  • Available in twin models: GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition

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