Nissan has updated their Supercar – the Nissan GT-R – for 2011 with cosmetic tweaks and a power hike to 523bhp. 0-62mph now 3.0 seconds.
That supercar for the PlayStation generation – the Nissan GT-R – keeps on evolving. And Nissan has been busy tweaking the GT-R for 2011 with a plethora of tweaks and fiddles to make the GT-R experience that bit more special.
Cosmetically, the 2011 Nissan GT-R gets tweaks round the nose – including some double rectifier fins and bigger air intakes – and LED running lights and plated inner headlight panels. There are a total of six paint jobs on offer including two new ones – Deep Blue Pearl and Jet Black.
The 10-Spoke 20″ Rays alloys have an almost black finish and feature knurled interior surfaces to stop the tyres slipping on the rims under extreme load. There’s a set of red-trimmed Recaros on the Black Edition together with a dark headliner and some special 6-spoke Rays. And the interior on all models gets enhanced carbon fibre goodness and updated materials.
But aside from all this cosmetic frippery it’s the power and performance tweaks that interest the most. The 2011 Nissan GT-R gets a power hike to 523bhp with torque increased to 451lb/ft. Despite the additional power the GT-R manages to improve its economy and emissions.
Also tweaked is the handling, with a new strut brace giving additional rigidity, revised shocks and stabiliser bars and beefed-up brakes. All of which looks might promising, but what’s the result?
The result is a 0-62mph time of 3.0 seconds, set at the Sendai Hi-land Race Way at a media event last month. The car used to demonstrate the incredible acceleration of the 2011 GT-R was a bog-standard 2011 GT-R set in ‘R’ mode on standard wheels and standard Dunlop Tyres. No trickery, no ‘under perfect conditions’ qualification. Just an incredible time at a media event from a stock car.
The 2011 Nissan GT-R. Quicker than a Porsche 911 Turbo S. And half the price.