Nissan officially reveals 2012 GT-R


2012 Nissan GT-R

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has officially unveiled the 2012 Nissan GT-R and, as expected, it offers more power and "significant improvements" in the transmission and chassis.

"As well as more power, the 2012 MY GT-R has a newly-developed asymmetric suspension, which compensates for greater weight on the driver's side in RHD models, enhanced transmission 'feel' and a stronger body for extra rigidity and ever better handling," Nissan said in a statement.

The new Nissan GT-R's engine now delivers 542hp and 632Nm of torque. According to Nissan, the car engine's response at mid and low speeds, as well as its power at high revolutions, have improved due to improved intake efficiency and air-flow resistance, among other factors.

Improvements are also found inside the 2012 Nissan GT-R with the instrument panel now enhanced by blue lighting inside the tachometer ring for a "more sophisticated atmosphere in the cockpit."

The 2012 Nissan GT-R will hit showrooms in Japan on November 24. How soon can Pinoy importers possibly bring it here?

2012 Nissan GT-R

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  • Restomodz Nov 08 2011 @ 04:55pm
    The headlamp is not my type.Hinde magarang ang dating.
  • fortis Nov 08 2011 @ 05:18pm
    That engine keeps on becoming powerful. How much more can they extract out of that V6?
    GTR = awesome!
  • Fernando Amorsolo Nov 08 2011 @ 05:18pm
    Let's just give this guy (HyundaiBest) a chance to talk. Poor child. He/She's a Hyundai man, no problem with it, but these guys should learn when to share his idea. These Hyundai fanatics (morel like lunatics) are just getting... ah uncontrolled.

    As for the GTR: Always a crowd pleaser. :) Ain't got no reason for hating it. I wish that, at least 1 Nissan dealer can bring units locally so we'll not be left behind.
  • hajabah Nov 08 2011 @ 05:25pm
    Still not a very pretty car. And the GT-R on long-term testing with Top Gear UK had some issues with its headlamps... so not exactly Japanese-bulletproof either. But you can't argue with that much car for that "little" money.
  • tgstig Nov 08 2011 @ 05:29pm
    that's sarcasm, and you fell for it. HA!
  • dominic Nov 08 2011 @ 07:07pm
    Masyado magfocus ang Nissan sa GT-R, napapabayaan na ibang nasa lineup
    • Jerricson Nov 08 2011 @ 10:14pm
      Indeed. Xtrail and Sentra looks promising here. but, poor promotions, they lost the momentum.
  • sef21 Nov 08 2011 @ 07:16pm
    A much better all-around supercar if there was one.
  • Giovchan Nov 08 2011 @ 07:17pm
    without turbos wala rin ito magagawa sa v6 niya...
    • JoHunter Nov 08 2011 @ 08:00pm
      Choosing to turbocharge (together with dual-clutch gearbox) is more eco-friendly than having naturally aspirated big-bore V8s/10s/12s. Kaya nga turbocharged na rin ngayon ang BMW M5.
    • lord_underkill Nov 08 2011 @ 10:10pm
      The GT-R has two turbos if you care to know...
  • JoHunter Nov 08 2011 @ 08:01pm
    Ah, the car that people can use to make Ferrari owners eat dust just got better.
  • tyler durden Nov 08 2011 @ 08:24pm
    Awesome car. Not as pretty as a Ferrari or Alfa, but its still beautiful by itself. Ignorance is bliss, right hyundaibest?
  • jmac1993 Nov 08 2011 @ 09:04pm
    may bago na naman bang sisirain si Captain Barbel? joke lang!! LOL...

    pero impressive!
  • angelo Nov 08 2011 @ 09:38pm
    HYUNDAI SANTA FE na lang ako. Tama si dtkiko! idol kita dtkiko!
    At least 4 seater yun! Tsaka comfortable yung sakay kasi unibody design! 197 ps at 3800 rpm with 435 Nm from 1800 rpm to 2500 rpm for the 2.2-litre for Santa Fe R eVGT!
    FUEL EFFICIENCY men! Hyundai is the best!

    -Man I pity you.
  • carlopabale Nov 08 2011 @ 09:57pm
    Best Production Car In The World :)
  • redcat Nov 08 2011 @ 10:26pm
    topgear uk wrote that the gtr 2012 has 550 ps and 623 nm!!! who's telling the truth here??? and whats the difference between ps and hp? enlighten me pls gearheads.
    • JoHunter Nov 08 2011 @ 10:51pm
      PS is just the German equivalent of Horsepower. It means Pferdestarke
    • JoHunter Nov 08 2011 @ 10:57pm
      And also, as Jeremy Clarkson emphasized, since each GT-R engine is hand-built, HP reading varies per engine. So one GT-R's HP and torque is expected to be different from another.
  • jbedpan Nov 09 2011 @ 12:54pm
    actually a nice car. a better alternative to the Porsche 911 in terms of performance but not on the looks. once i have a Porsche 911 i will buy this one my dreams hahahaha.

    this car is two more notch above the Subaru WRX STi.
    • lsdgenie Nov 09 2011 @ 03:09pm
      two notches above the STI...

      It also costs 3 to 4 times more :)
    • JoHunter Nov 10 2011 @ 02:57am
      When it comes to looks, the GT-R is definitely not in the same league as the gorgeous Ferrari 458 or Lexus LFA, but I prefer it over a car that looks like a pancaked VW Beetle any day.
  • gogogo Nov 09 2011 @ 01:50pm
    @hyundaibest: good luck! kahit ano pang hyundai na sasakyan ilaban mo sa gtr di ka mananalo. hahaha

    dapat kasi binebenta na ng nissan yan. marami naman bumibili eh. hehehe
  • windel Nov 09 2011 @ 07:05pm
    GTR - Going To Race. Keep it up nissan!!! Gambare Nippon!!! :-)
  • Kim John Nov 09 2011 @ 08:56pm
    Pangit lang headlight talaga. parang foton or lifan. LOL!
  • barry Nov 09 2011 @ 09:03pm
    February perhaps...
  • Marionific!5 Nov 10 2011 @ 03:30pm
    it would be more better.if they could facelift the NISSAN GTR!
  • John Rigor Nov 11 2011 @ 01:42am
    Lexus LFA, try boasting your "skills" to this car. ;)
  • snoid_zero Nov 14 2011 @ 12:04pm
    @redcat, 1ps = 0.98631997hp. 550ps is 542.47598230hp to be exact
    don't know about the torque must be a typo.
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  • boylambot Nov 14 2011 @ 01:36pm
    Who the f*ck compares the nissan GTR to trash?
  • redcat Nov 15 2011 @ 09:12am
    @snoid: thanks
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