Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Reveal : Updated 2010 Nissan GT-R; costs more, but faster !

Apart from the 2010 Nissan GT-R SpecV, the standard '08 R35 GT-R needs some improvement for 2010, specially that Porsche is coming up with a new 911 Turbo with their all-new PDK gearbox. Issues with the GT-R like broken transmission from launch-control system and somewhat soft suspension settings need to be fixed. That's exactly what they did to the 2010 Nissan GT-R.

The 2010 AWD GT-R coupe receives five-additional stallions in the twin-turbocharged 3.8L V6, for a total output of 485 hp, revised software for all suspension, brake and transmission, updated wheel finishes and standard front seat- and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags. More importantly however, they took off the launch control unit so the warranty doesn't suspend from hard-launching causing to break the transmission. Nevertheless, launch control was helping the car to launch as smoothly as possible to give the astonishing 3.5 second 0-60 mph time. So without the launch control, could the 2010 GT-R be slower than the original 2008 GT-R?Not exactly. With all these minor changes, add up to one amazing result. Despite the lack of launch control, Nissan engineers were able to hit 60 mph in the new and standard 2010 GT-R in 3.3 seconds! That's truly astonishing. This number is to people who used to say that the GT-R was fast only because of the launch control. Well, Nissan have smashed these sayings about the GT-R by being even faster without the launch control computer.

Everything is at a cost. Although the 2010 GT-R is missing the launch control, Nissan has increased the price up to $80,790 for the base GT-R, and $83,040 for the GT-R Premium. Yes, that's quite a lot of a Nissan, but not any Nissan, it's the GT-R. Which still undercuts it's 911 Turbo competitor by at least $55,000.

So now that we know the car is faster than before, we really need to see Nissan putting the 2010 GT-R and the SpecV model on the Nurburgring race-track in Germany and on Jebel Hafeet in Abu Dahbi.

Source : [Nissan]

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