2013 Nissan GT-R: Godzilla Adds More Firepower

Nissan is again showing off its commitment to continuous improvement with its flagship sports car—especially when it comes to continuously improving the Nissan GT-R’s power output.

Consider: For the 2011 model year, Nissan’s supercar was able to squeeze 485 hp and 448 lb.-ft. from its technologically advanced twin-turbo V6. But just one year later, the automaker’s engineers were able to find even more power lurking inside that engine and tuned up the 2012 GT-R for 530 hp and 448 lb.-ft. of torque. The folks at Nissan Elkton believe they’ve done it again for the 2013 model, which will be capable of a pavement-pulverizing 545 horse and 463 lb.-ft. of twist.

According to Executive Nissan, this time around, the upgrades come primarily via refinements to the GT-R’s engine breathing, resulting in enhanced intake and exhaust-emissions efficiency, reduced air-flow resistance, and improved engine control. Then, to ensure the car maintains its reputation for all-around performance—witness its record-setting exploits on the Nürburgring—Nissan also retuned the GT-R’s suspension and improved its shift feel.

According to Nissan Dealer Bellevue. the automaker fine-tuned the GT-R lineup as well, introducing a handmade dry-carbon rear spoiler for the Black Edition, adding a standard rear-view monitor to all models and debuting a new, blue lighting treatment for the inside of the tach ring. The latter now matches the look of the shift-position indicator light, subtly adding to the sophisticated appearance of the GT-R’s cabin.

“The 2013 Nissan GT-R once again sends a bold statement that it remains on the leading edge of international sports car design, technology and performance,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “It’s our desire to keep pushing the envelope, to never settle for second best or second place—a philosophy that makes Nissan GT-R one of the most coveted and affordable supercars in the world today.”

The 2013 Nissan GT-R is slated to go on sale at select Nissan dealerships in January of 2012. For more information, check with Fairfax Nissan or your local Nissan dealer.