The 2011 Nissan GT-R may look the same as the outgoing model, but it has received some fine-tuning that brings even more performance and luxury.
Although Nissan improved aerodynamics considerably – increasing downforce by 10% while reducing drag by a hundredth of a G – the 2011 GT-R looks relatively unchanged compared to the outgoing model. The biggest aesthetic change to the exterior may be the LED running lights integrated into the corners of the front bumper. Form follows function is expected in the super car segment, according to Nissan Dealer Washington DC
Inside, the GT-R gets new instrument panel and carbon fiber trim. Other than that, the interior receives only minor tweaks, including chrome-plated rings in the console and air-conditioner outlets that are finished with a new black smoky coating, expressing greater sportiness. The seats have also been updated to reduce fatigue and improve overall comfort and safety. These types of well-considered changes are important with a halo car such as the GT-R, according to Boston Nissan Dealers
Powering the 2011 GT-R is a re-calibrated engine that produces 523 horsepower and 451 pound-feet of torque – an increase from the outgoing model’s 485 horsepower and 434 pound-feet. Thanks to an ultra-low precious metal catalyst and ECM with high-capacity microprocessor, the new model also boasts cleaner emissions.
Other notable additions to the GT-R family are the Club Track edition and the Egoist version. The Club Track edition has been modified specifically for driver training and specially-organized track events. The Egoist variant receives a quilted leather interior, carbon fiber spoiler, and wheels and titanium exhaust from the SpecV model. Inclusion of a track model is in keeping with the car’s intended audience, Connecticut Nissan Dealers say.