Although members of the motoring press have already had the opportunity to test drive the 2012 Nissan GT-R, no official details of the car were available until now.
The specs show that the V6 3.8-litre twin turbo engine now pushes out 542bhp - 20bhp more than its predecessor. This can mainly be attributed to improving the airflow inside the engine. Torque has also been improved and now stands at 632Nm compared to the previous 612Nm. This has not been achieved at the expense of fuel consumption - in fact the new model boasts slightly better fuel consumption of 24mpg compared to the current model's 23.5mpg.
Nissan is still doing performance tests on the car at the moment, so there is no official figure available for the car's top speed. In acceleration tests it managed a time of 2.7 seconds for the 0-62mph sprint - 0.3 seconds faster than the 2011 model.
The new GT-R is not only faster, its suspension has also been beefed up. The front left spring rate has been made firmer to compensate for the driver's weight. At the back, the rear suspension arms have also been mounted lower than the ones on the right.
The interior of the car now features an upgraded Bose sound system, a rear view camera and a tachometer with blue lighting on its inner edge to brighten up the display somewhat.
It has also been confirmed that Nissan plans to release a track-focused GT-R version.
If you have access to cash of about £76,000, interested parties will be able to buy the new GT-R from December.
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