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    Nissan To Launch the 2012 GT-R With a Power Bump
    Nissan To Launch the 2012 GT-R With a Power Bump

    The first launch of the Nissan GT-R in the United States was held on July 4, 2008. Since its birth, the GT-R proved to be a flagship model. Due to the rigorous competition among automakers, it is impossible to stay on top without making upgrades as well as implementing the new ideas. At the debut of the GT-R model, held at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, the Nissan chief engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno stated, “The real car will arrive in three years.” So it looks like the Nissan has already shown enough for the model devotees, and the era of the Nissan R35 GT-R will come to an end. Nevertheless the Japanese automaker is reportedly preparing one more upgrade to celebrate the success, gained by the GT-R.

    The 2012 model features the increased performance abilities. The previous Nissan model was incredibly fast, but the time moves on, and the Porsche 911 Turbo and Chevy Corvette ZR1 set new standards of acceleration. The exterior of the 2012 GT-R sport car features minor changes. The major work was done for power increasing. The 2012 GT-R hides under its hood a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine. It is said, that the power unit is designed to produce about 560 hp. According to the preliminary estimation 3.1 seconds will be enough for the new model to reach 60 mph. Seems like this Nissan cheetah is faster and quicker than its previous sibling.There is more of everything in the new 2012 GT-R model: larger front rotors, redesigned calipers, increased caster, more power, higher acceleration. On the top of this, the new model features the improved aerodynamics. The downforce is increased by about 10%, and the drag coefficient is reduced to 0.26 (from 0.27). Under the plans of Nissan, the Spec V model will be replaced by the Spec R model. The testing of prototypes was delayed due to the natural disasters, happened in Japan in March. The dates of testing were shifted to September. The Nurburgring (Germany) was chosen by the Nissan management to be the race track for testing.