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2012 Nissan GT-R Leaked: Enthusiasts Everywhere Yawn

Posted in Car Buying, Corner Carvers, Favorite Cars, New Cars, Nissan, Nissan GT-R, Sports Cars by Kurt Ernst | August 26th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

2010 Nissan GT-R

Don’t get me wrong here: the Nissan GT-R is an amazing car and shows exactly what an automaker can achieve by embracing technology. Sales of the GT-R have cooled in the United States now that the initial introductory hype has died off (and since our economy still has one foot in the grave and one foot on a banana peel), so the time is right for a mid-cycle “refresh”. Nissan knows that major changes would be counter-productive, so the 2012 GT-R is just getting a revised front bumper, a new rear diffuser, lighter wheels and yet to be named interior, chassis and engine upgrades. Two new colors (blue and black) will be offered.

The changes aren’t merely cosmetic, since the revised front and rear panels reduce drag by about 1.5% and increase rear downforce by some 10%. The lighter wheels save about six and a half pounds of weight from each corner, which should help with handling, braking and acceleration. The projected launch date of the 2012 model is autumn of 2011, and the base price is expected to be $84,500.

Source: Carscoop

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  1. Hiroyoshi Katoh says:

    “…GT-R is just getting….” a new front bumper, new rear difuser, lighter wheels, new interior, engine and chassis upgrade, new paint colors, and new aero dynamic changes to reduce drag and increase downforce…

    – sounds like Nissan a decent amount of change to me … no?

  2. That’s nice! The GT-R is getting more powerful and sleeker in design. I love that they would be releasing a black color of it which would make the GT-R look more overwhelming. This is great and I can’t wait to see in person.

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