2014 Nissan GT-R To Gain Improved Ride Quality, More Responsive Engine

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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.

GALLERY: 2014 Nissan GT-R

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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