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Nissan GT-R Heading For Melbourne Motor Show

 

 

8th February, 2008

2008 Nissan GT-R

The all new Nissan GT-R, the legendary Nissan super car, makes its Australian debut at the 2008 Melbourne Motor Show, following its worldwide debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in October last year.

The GT-R is a high performance machine that lives up to the concept of "the ultimate super car that can be driven by anyone, anytime, anywhere" and achieved a lap time of 7:38 around the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife, one of the fastest times achieved by a production spec vehicle to date.

Under the bonnet, the Nissan GT-R features an all new 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 producing 353 kW of power and a massive 588 Nm of torque. The hand-built engine is matched to an al -new, paddle shifted, GR6 type dual clutch rear transaxle.

The new Nissan GT-R is built on an exclusive all new Premium Midship platform. This new platform enables the use of a world's first independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system, which places the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle, optimising weight distribution and maximising handling capability.

Suspension is a special Bilstein DampTronic system and the braking system is made up of Brembo full floating drilled rotors, low steel high stiffness brake pads and Brembo mono block six piston front and four piston rear calipers. For excellent grip in all conditions, it wears high performance run flat tyres on exclusive GT-R 20 inch wheels.

The Nissan GT-R's functional styling utilises advanced aerodynamics. The GT-R's hybrid body construction combines steel, carbon fibre and die-cast aluminium and features a low coefficient of drag of 0.27, while achieving high front and rear downforce. Styling cues include front guard "aero-blades" and vents, aggressive front end design with a large bonnet budge and single central air intake, and "super wide beam" headlights. GT-R's four passenger cabin features a sloping "aero blade canopy" roofline and curved C-pillar "sword edge," as well as GT-R's hallmark four-ring taillights, functional rear carbon fibre underbody diffuser, rear spoiler and large, integrated quad exhaust tips.

GT-R's interior balances functionality with a sense of ease and comfort. It features sculpted performance bucket seats for an optimal driving position, a cockpit style instrument panel with a large centre mounted tachometer and multi-function display - which includes mechanical and driving information, as well as an on-board driving recorder.

Total vehicle adjustability is provided by a "set-up switch" located in the centre of the instrument panel, enabling the driver to adjust transmission shifts, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R) in three settings - Normal, Comfort or "R," for ultimate handling.

Australian specifications and pricing will be announced later this year, ahead of the on sale date in early 2009.



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