Looking to further improve upon what might already be the world’s best performance bargain, Nissan is rolling out a list of updates for its supercar-killing GT-R for 2014.
While now power will be added to the 545-hp engine, Nissan is promising improved mid-range and high-rpm responsiveness with new high-output injectors. Other upgrades include a new release valve for the turbocharger bypass as well as a new oil pan baffle for reduced rotational friction and more stable oil pressure.
On the handling side, Nissan has improved chassis rigidity with new reinforcements to the dash panel bar and instrument panel bar. Suspension adjustments then include new spring and shock settings plus a new front sway bar and new cam bolts to improve camber accuracy. These changes are designed to deliver more responsive handling, while also a more comfortable ride.
In addition, engineers have improved the strength where the driveshafts meets the hub bearings for improved reliability.
All updates are the result of continued testing and, specifically, from this year’s Nurburgring 24 Hour race.
Set to go on sale this Sprign in Europe as a 2013 model, these updates will arrive in the GT-R in North America later for the 2014 model year.