Nissan officially announced there changes to the U.S. Market 2014 Nissan GT-R. Given that the Nissan GT-R competes in a class of supercars twice it’s price range, spokesperson’s from Nissan stated that, “the team behind the creation of the Nissan GT-R has never slowed down. The relentless ongoing development of the GT-R has been driven by the fact that the GT-R competes in a rarefied super car segment against vehicles costing more than twice as much – and where bragging rights can be won or lost by mere fractions of a second. For 2014, the latest iteration of the Nissan GT-R is more powerful, more aerodynamic and better styled with a marginally improved upon interior.
Improvements to the VR38DETT 3.8 Twin Turbo have all taken place on the racetrack with improvements to the fuel injectors, oil cooling system and overall efficiency of the engine surfaces. New fuel injectors enhance engine torque response in mid and high rpm ranges. An oil pan baffle ensures stabilize oil behavior and pressure at high rpm’s and bores have been plasma sprayed as opposed to cast iron liners for reduced friction, lighter weight, enhanced cooling, power output and fuel efficiency. Measures have been taken to make sure that the turbochargers are receiving the right amount of oil at all times as well as having a secondary air management system for improved cold start emissions. Every engine is hand assembled by one technician and each engine in 2014 will include a special nameplate of the assembler.
Complementing all the changes to power and efficiency are a full suite of interior enhancements to better suite older drivers or women.The biggest interior change for 2014 is availability of a new optional Premium Interior Package with exclusive Red Amber color semi-aniline leather appointments with hand-stitching on the front seats, along with Red Amber accents on the instrument panel, steering wheel, door trim, armrests and shift knob.
“Comfort and a sense of luxury refinement are never out of place, even in car with the ultra performance levels of GT-R,” said Castignetti. “The new Premium Interior Package, which will be available in limited numbers, adds a great new look and really accents the high levels of craftsmanship found throughout each and every GT-R.”
The Nissan GT-R is ever evolving and improving, setting the bar higher for everyone else. With all these improvements in power and comfort, let’s hope the price point stays relatively unchanged in comparison to the competition.