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2014 Nissan GT-R At a Glance (Press Release)

At a Glance: 2014 Nissan GT-R

Following performance enhancement last year that upped the horsepower and torque of the GT-R’s advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 to 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque, the development and refinement of Nissan’s legendry supercar continues for the 2014 model year.

Among the notable modifications are improved engine response in the mid- and upper-rpm ranges, increased body rigidity and specification changes to the shock absorbers, front anti-roll bar and springs that result in a lower center of gravity.  The result is improved high-speed handling and more refined ride comfort.  As in previous years the GT-R engine is hand-assembled in a special clean room – for 2014 an aluminum nameplate is added to each engine showing the name of the individual engine builder.

Other changes include the addition of a new Premium Interior Package, which features hand-stitched Amber Red semi-aniline leather appointments (front seats only).  A new red-accented steering wheel is added to Black Edition models.

The 2014 Nissan GT-R is again offered in two models – GT-R Premium and the GT-R Black Edition with special lightweight black aluminum forged RAYS® wheels, unique red and black interior, Recaro® leather-appointed seats and a unique dry carbon fiber rear spoiler.

The Nissan GT-R is built on an exclusive Premium Midship platform, which enables the use of the world’s first independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system.  This system places the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle, optimizing weight distribution and maximizing handling capability.  Total vehicle adjustability is provided by set-up switches located in the center of the instrument panel, enabling the driver to adjust transmission, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R) among three settings – Normal, Special or R.

The suspension again utilizes a special Bilstein® DampTronic system.  The braking system consists of Brembo® full-floating drilled rotors, low steel high stiffness brake pads and Brembo® monoblock six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers.

GT-R’s interior balances functionality with a sense of ease and comfort.  It features sculpted performance bucket seats for an optimal driving position and a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function display – which includes mechanical and driving information, as well as an on-board driving recorder.  A specially designed 11-speaker Bose® sound system with speakers mounted in rigid aluminum die cast panels, which provides sound quality suitable for a supercar, is standard.  Also standard on all models is a RearView Monitor.

Highlights of the 2014 Nissan GT-R include:

Body

  • Purposeful, cutting-edge styling with a Cd of 0.26, while achieving high front and rear downforce
  • Hybrid body construction of steel, die-cast aluminum and carbon fiber
  • Bold front fascia with aggressive double aerodynamic fins, integrated high intensity LED running lights and plated parts for the headlight inner panels, enhancing the GT-R’s strong visual presence
  • Large rear fascia, featuring venting and incorporating a sculpted lower section and extended length
  • Front fenders express power and stability, “aero-blades” on fenders’ edges provide optimum air flow around the tires and along the body; vents in the fenders’ trailing edges assists in providing front downforce and optimization of side air flow
  • Aggressive front end styling, large hood bulge and a large central air intake for undisturbed air flow for power and cooling
  • “Super wide beam” headlights featuring three additional sub-reflectors (compared to conventional lights) to give a wide illumination spread 
  • Four-passenger cabin with sloping “aero blade canopy” roofline and curved C-pillar “sword edge,” which facilitate air flow around the rear of the vehicle
  • GT-R hallmark four-ring taillights; air flow above and below the vehicle is managed by a functional carbon fiber underbody diffuser and rear spoiler
  • Large, integrated quad exhaust tips
  • Handmade, limited production dry carbon rear spoiler on Black Edition, with special coating that allows carbon fiber “weave” to be felt by the touch – the lightweight dry carbon fiber material* is also incredibly strong
  • Auto on/off headlights and speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Six available exterior colors: Deep Blue Pearl, Jet Black, Solid Red, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and a limited production 4-stage metallic Super Silver

Platform, Engine and Driveline

  • Advanced Premium Midship platform, enabling the use of a world’s first independent rear transaxle all-wheel drive system, which places the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle, without traditional torque tubes, allowing the suspension to operate completely independently
  • Exclusive hand-assembled twin-turbo VR38DETT 3.8-liter V6 engine with nameplate designating the individual engine builder
  • 545 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm, 463 lb-ft of torque @ 3,200 – 5,800 rpm; LEV2/ULEV emission vehicle rating
  • Plasma-sprayed bores for reduced friction, lighter weight, enhanced cooling, power output and fuel efficiency
  • Symmetrical independent intake and exhaust manifold system featuring twin IHI turbochargers
  • Secondary air management system for improved cold-start emissions performance
  • Thermostatically-controlled oil cooling system; oil scavenger pump to maintain oil flowing to the turbochargers; lateral wet and dry sump oiling system
  • Incorporation of new high-output injectors that more precisely control fuel injection to improve mid-range engine response and acceleration at higher rpms
  • New specially designed baffle plate in the oil pan, designed to better stabilize oil pressure during high-performance driving
  • Paddle-shifted sequential six-speed dual clutch transmission; manual and automatic modes
  • Rear transaxle features separate clutches for the odd (1,3,5) and even (2,4,6) gears; sequential shifting; gear pre-selection for quick shifts
  • Hill Start Assist for easy starts on an uphill incline
  • Electronically-controlled ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system specifically developed for GT-R
  • Rear-drive bias, up to 50 percent of torque can be transmitted to the front wheels when needed, torque split continuously variable depending on speed, lateral and transverse acceleration, steering angles, tire slip, road surface and yaw rate
  • GT-R specific yaw-rate feedback control, measuring differences between the target yaw rate calculated from steering angle, actual yaw rate detected by the yaw-rate sensor and G sensor to adjust torque bias

Suspension and Braking

  • Suspension refined for the 2014 model year with new front anti-roll bar, retuned bushings, shock absorbers and springs – helping lower the vehicle’s center of gravity
  • Special “set-up switches” located in the center of the instrument panel; adjusts transmission, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R), three settings – Normal, Special or R
  • 4-wheel independent suspension mounted to six-point front and rear subframes
  • GT-R specific adjustable Bilstein®  DampTronic suspension system utilizes multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces for all situations and a high level of control for a variety of driving situations
  • 15.35-inch front and 15.0-inch rear Brembo®  full-floating cross-drilled two-piece rotors, low steel high stiffness brake pads, radial-mounted Brembo®  monoblock six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, which in combination minimize fade and provide intense stopping performance
  • GT-R-specific 10-spoke RAYS® aluminum-alloy forged wheels with premium dark (near black) finish for GT-R Premium model
  • Lightweight 6-spoke RAYS® aluminum-alloy forged wheels with black finish for Black Edition model
  • Wheels feature special knurling to assist with securing the tires during hard acceleration or braking
  • Standard nitrogen-filled Dunlop® Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT ultra high performance 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

  • Enhanced level of “Takumi” craftsmanship, including available Premium interior options with hand-stitched, semi-aniline leather-appointed front seats (Premium Interior Package)
  • Interior designed to balance functionality and comfort
  • Usable passenger and luggage space – four passenger seating and trunk capacity of two golf bags or suitcases
  • Optimal driving position provided by rear transaxle layout, with flat floor and narrow center console
  • Driver-surrounding instrument panel, with all meters and multi-function meter at a uniform height to minimize the driver’s head movement
  • Large center-mounted tachometer, with gear display on its upper right, as well as the easy-to-read graphics of the multi-function display, give the driver instant detailed information
  • Interior design cues include “dial plate” meter-surround design that evokes the idea of engaged gears, large, metallic-framed center console featuring ergonomically designed shift lever and a red “engine start” button
  • Sculpted performance bucket seats
  • Soft pads located on the dash panels in front of the passenger and on both doors to give an extra level of comfort
  • A video game-inspiredmulti-function display with eleven pages of mechanical and driving information available, including acceleration, brake pedal pressure, steering angle; system was designed in collaboration with Polyphony Digital, creators of Gran Turismo electronic game
  • Navigation system featuring easy-to-use touch pad, as well as traditional navigation switches; NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information and NavWeather (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)
  • Screen interface also features enriched entertainment system with CD player controls and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, DVD video playback capability
  • Standard specially designed 11-speaker Bose® audio system, two forward-facing woofers in rear center armrest area; speakers mounted in rigid aluminum die cast panels
  • Standard USB iPod® interface, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®
  • Carbon fiber interior trim
  • Standard RearView Monitor
  • Black Edition features unique red and black interior color treatment, Recaro® leather appointed seats, dark headliner and new red accented steering wheel
  • Available Premium Interior Package with Red Amber semi-aniline leather appointments

Safety

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System for driver and front passenger
  • Standard front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags for driver and front passenger
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front seat occupant head protection
  • Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Three-point ELR/ALR rear seat belts

Models and Manufacturing

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

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*Dry carbon fiber requires specific maintenance.  Please see Owner’s Manual for details.

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