Normally a mid-cycle refresh doesn’t get this publicity, but then again, the Nissan GT-R isn’t just any car. Nissan just just announced that the updated 2012 version of its halo sports car will debut at the LA Auto Show this November.
Nissan will release official specs on the new model in the lead-up to the show, but rumors have suggested that it could boast as much as 500-hp and sport a long list of upgrades that include lighter RAYS wheels, better aerodynamics, suspension adjustments and even a rear-wheel drive mode.
Nissan has released a selection of photos of the new 2012 model, showing off new bodywork and the stunning Aurora Flare Blue Pearl paint.
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GALLERY: 2012 Nissan GT-R
Official release after the jump:
2012 Nissan GT-R Set For North American Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show in November
Following the global debut of the revised Nissan GT-R supercar in Japan today, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) announced that the new Nissan GT-R supercar will make its first North American appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17th.
The latest version of the potent Nissan GT-R, with enhanced performance and refreshed exterior and interior treatments, will be designated as a 2012 model when it goes on sale at select Nissan dealers in the United States and Canada early in the 2011 calendar year. Full details on the North American version of the Nissan GT-R will be available at the Los Angeles show. Information on the Japan market Nissan GT-R, which will be available in mid-November, was released today.
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