Man, once people start talking about the Nissan GT-R they have a hard time stopping. The current generation Nissan GT-R was released in Japan in 2007 and was immediately dubbed “Godzilla” by the motoring press. Producing 485 HP and 434 lb-ft of torque, the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 is capable of propelling it to speeds of over 190 mph. Not to shabby for a 3800 lb., AWD, V6 coupe. In today’s world of super car horsepower 485 HP is really not that much, hell the Dodge Magnum station wagon in my driveway makes 425 HP. So, not to be outdone, it now seems that Nissan is taking Godzilla back to the tuning shop.
For the 2012 Nissan GT-R a host of improvements are rumored to already be in the works. An upgraded version of the 3.8-liter V6 will most likely make it’s way under the bonnet to the tune of 500 HP +. A few minor cosmetic improvements will also take place including a new front air-damn, rear diffuser and rear mounted wing, all with the obvious goal of making the GT-R faster. For those who haven’t driven a 2007 and up Nissan GT-R I can tell you from experience that the car is an absolute animal, so when I hear rumors of more power and more speed, well… lets just say I feel that 2012 is going to be a very good year.