2014 Nissan GT-R Shows Off Improvements Under LA Auto Show Lights

2014 Nissan GT-R Shows Off Improvements Under LA Auto Show Lights

Sitting quietly in the Nissan booth at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show is its 2014 model year GT-R, showing off its tweaked engine, chassis, and suspension.

Updated for the new model year, the GT-R still packs 545 hp at its peak, but the Japanese automaker has improved its mid-ranged and high-rpm responsiveness with new, high-output fuel injectors. In addition, a new release valve for the turbo bypass has been outfitted onto the powerplant along with a new oil pan baffle to help reduce rotational friction and give the GT-R more stable oil pressure.

As for the handling, Nissan managed to find ways to improve the GT-R with improved chassis rigidity thanks to new reinforcements to the dash panel bar and instrument panel bar. The suspension has also been tweaked with new spring and shock settings, while a new front sway bar and camber bolts fine-tune the entire package. The result is a GT-R that not only features more responsive handling but offers a more comfortable ride.

For improved reliability over time, Nissan has improved the strength where the driveshafts meets the hub bearings. All of these improvements are a resulted from continued testing on the track, including at this year’s 24 Hour of Nurburgring race.

The Japanese automaker confirmed that the 2014 Nissan GT-R will hit North American dealerships later next year.

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