Godzilla might hit the 500+hp mark

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If there was ever a car that the world stood still for during its launch, the Nissan GT-R would probably walkthrough for that title. So don’t expect the next generation of the GT-R to receive anything short of the same red carpet treatment.

We mentioned it in our earlier reports before and the interwebs seem to be confirming it. The 2012 GT-R will be extensively modified to the point that it will no longer be considered a facelift but an all new model, being called the DBA-R35 over the previous gen’s CBA-R35.



As we suspected, power has breached the 500hp mark and according to GTRblog.com, that has stated a reliable source close to Nissan, power output would sit comfortably between the 530-540hp mark.

The chassis itself gets a load of strengthening along the firewall. Inside the engine bay, a new strut tower brace connects to the firewall for added stiffness. Expect the driving dynamics to be thoroughly revised too with a magnitude of alterations to the suspension geometry.

New lower arms, repositioned stabiliser bar and a changed shock absorber angle lead to increased caster angle of 6-degrees. The absorbers itself get an aluminium free piston design as well as revised spring, damping and valve rate changing rates for quicker reactions to altering road surface conditions. The driver will benefit immensely with the increased steering feedback and faster reactions to input.



Unsprung weight also gets dropped with new wheels, brakes and tyres. While the brakes on the current GT-R are nothing to complain about, the 2012 version will get increased rotor size, up to 390mm from 380mm, that are covered with newly designed forged aluminium wheels from Rays that cut an astounding 3kg from each corner. Two sets of tyres will be available to warp the Rays wheels, Bridgestone RE070R R2 and Dunlop Sp Sport Mazz GT 600 DSST CTT.

Aero has also been made slicker with a revised front bumper, rear diffuser and rear underspoiler that cuts drag and bumps up downforce by 10 per cent. Heat is channeled out from the GT-R’s exhaust and rear differential by new rear vents that allow the GR6 tranny fluid and differential fluid to operate at a lower temp. The redesigned rear bumper also got an LED strip inserted in it to function as a flog light that conforms with EU regulations.

Of course, a new model can’t be launched without the usual array of cosmetic changes. The 2012 GT-R is expected to come in seven different variations once on the showroom floor.

The base Pure Edition will be the cheapest to buy followed by the Black Edition, Premium Edition, Club Track Edition, SpecM, SpecV and the S-Tec GT-R (ST1). While no details are available yet on the variations in spec between the models, news from the grapevine has suggested that an official announcement regarding the SpecM will be available on 18 October 2010 following its launch at Nissan HQ in Yokohama, Japan, the day earlier.



Source: WorldCarFans and GTRblog.com
 

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nice upgrade..

but pls...

somebody help this godzilla find its way to weight-loss centre :adore:
As said by the Nissan chief engineer,the weight is not very important if you can achieve the perfect balance of the car. Balance is much important in this case. And that's why despite of 100kg more than it's rival weight,R35 manage to complete the lap faster than it's rival. In this case,as per Autocar review,it is faster than Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8 V10.
 

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yes..the performance level was quite high...but what is the point if u can go fast only for a few laps...and after that crawling like amputated tiger....

have power but can't use it all the way..especially on tight circuit...(maybe nissan need to JV with tyre manufacturer to design custom tyre to cope with all the gtr weights...

:adore:

my 0.00001cents of opinion only..
 

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sadly local nissan is not carrying the gtr, else would be cheaper to purchase, and convenient to service too. Got money but no car to buy. Why dont they selling it? would be easily sold 100+ unit. One for me... kakakaka
 

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i envy how fast GTR evolve together with the company and nissan engineer vision. japan really know how to not waste time and talent....why it doesn't happen in malaysia? sigh
 
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yes..the performance level was quite high...but what is the point if u can go fast only for a few laps...and after that crawling like amputated tiger....

have power but can't use it all the way..especially on tight circuit...(maybe nissan need to JV with tyre manufacturer to design custom tyre to cope with all the gtr weights...

:adore:

my 0.00001cents of opinion only..
What made you think the GTR can only go fast for a few laps? (think FIA GT1 Championships, Japanese Super GT)
 

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What made you think the GTR can only go fast for a few laps? (think FIA GT1 Championships, Japanese Super GT)
As you can see GTR in the FIA GT1 and Super GT do not use the V6 twin turbo engine as in the normal road versions. THey have the V8 N/a engine instead. Do Google it out!! Cheers
 

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As you can see GTR in the FIA GT1 and Super GT do not use the V6 twin turbo engine as in the normal road versions. THey have the V8 N/a engine instead. Do Google it out!! Cheers
I never said it was using the same engine as the production model for its races. The VK45DE is awesome, but I'm just curious why he said the VR38DETT engine can't sustain for a long period of time. Is it because of it's twin turbos?

Do educate us commoners. Cheers.
 

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I never said it was using the same engine as the production model for its races. The VK45DE is awesome, but I'm just curious why he said the VR38DETT engine can't sustain for a long period of time. Is it because of it's twin turbos?

Do educate us commoners. Cheers.



errrr...sir....did i mention any about engine????

-or did i say about tyre???pls read properly ya... :adore:


weight is the number one enemy for the tyre performance..heavier weight means that tyre lifespan (good grip temperature range) shorten tremendously in a prolonged run (long laps in track especially)

power is useless without control...without grips...u were getting nowhere...imagine wheelspin everywhere...
 
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What made you think the GTR can only go fast for a few laps? (think FIA GT1 Championships, Japanese Super GT)
It's proven. There are some explanation on the Initial D early episode between the R32 vs AE86 battle.

That's wht those GTR in GTs had massive mass reduction.

errrr...sir....did i mention any about engine????

-or did i say about tyre???pls read properly ya... :adore:

weight is the number one enemy for the tyre performance..heavier weight means that tyre lifespan (good grip temperature range) shorten tremendously in a prolonged run (long laps in track especially)

power is useless without control...without grips...u were getting nowhere...imagine wheelspin everywhere...
Yeah brudder. It's proven. Heavy body causes more grip to the ground. But also abuse the tyre more.

Also, abuse the brakes too.
 
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another example in Initial D is when GTR 34 vs. FD3S, the tyre only lasted one run. In closing stages, the GTR is struggling with grip.
 

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not only in initial D...

just go search GTchannel in youtube and watch every race involving this(stock and tuned..not race version) latest nissan gtr...watch and hear what the driver have to say about nissan gtr's weight..especially from DK-keiichi..
 

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not only in initial D...

just go search GTchannel in youtube and watch every race involving this(stock and tuned..not race version) latest nissan gtr...watch and hear what the driver have to say about nissan gtr's weight..especially from DK-keiichi..
Cool brader cool....~~

Cause not everyone surf u tube... But 90% watches Initial D...

Just to let him know....
 

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i'm chill...huhuh..don't worry.... :adore:

i oso cannot surf u-tube now...but back at home when online can watch.... :p


btw...enjoy holiday...envy those who manage to buy gtr in malaysia..really kaya wooo....
 

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From my experience doing 127 laps(accumulative without changing tyre and brake pad) with my GTR in SIC,i dont experience any deterioration in tyre grip and braking performance. So..As long you are not bring your GTR to take a race in Japan GT(the Japan GT race car is not road legal though), the weight doesn't bother you at all. I mean,what i'm trying to stress is,when you buying a road car,you compare it with road car lar. Is there any Audi R8 5.2 V10 owner here to test with me in SIC to prove that Nissan Chief Engineer's saying(balance is much important than weight) is correct? Just my 2 cent.