Nissan GT-R updated for 2014
Posted: 25 March 2014 Time: 12:04
Nissan SA has released the updated version of its GT-R supercar with a host of improvements for the 2014 model year.
While still powered by the front-mounted twin-turbo 397kW/628Nm 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine mated to the six-speed automated dual-clutch gearbox, the GT-R’s offering’s been enhanced with a number of comfort and safety updates. There’s also an optional two-year warranty extension.
Mechanical updates include a fine-tuned symmetrical chassis for better stability and grip, improved electronic control of the shock absorber valves and modified front stabiliser spring rates. The GT-R is now also fitted with 20-inch Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres as standard; they are said to improve road holding and more precisely return steering commands.
The GT-R’s body has been reinforced with steel, carbon fibre and die-cast aluminium for increased rigidity, but at a lower mass. As an option to replace the standard boot lid, a carbon fibre rear wing and boot lid can be specified to decrease the weight and increase the car’s visual appeal.
As for its appearance, the GT-R’s brand-new LED headlights using an adaptive front light system are now standard, along with a new lighting signature for the supercar. The rear continues to sport its distinctive four-ring tail light appearance, while a striking new paint finish – Gold Flake Red Pearl – increases the appeal. The red colour scheme is available for the interior, too, with stitched accents for the semi-aniline leather seats, while the infotainment and satnav units have also been upgraded.
Nissan GT-Rs sold in South Africa come standard with a three-year or 50 000km service plan and a three-year or 100 000km warranty. The warranty can be extended by two years to five-years or 100 000km.
Nissan GT-R Premium – R1 475 000
Nissan GT-R Premium (red interior) – R1 526 000
Nissan GT-R Black Edition – R1 527 000