Nissan’s GT-R sports car has been added with a number of parts and accessories to enhance its performance and aesthetics. The changes take place as Nissan prepares its 21st century supercar for the next year.
Originally, the GT-R was just a concept car back in 2005, where its original prototype was first shown at the Tokyo Motor Show. Spectators at the time have little clue that the GT-R will be on hand in the market in a short span of time and develop into Nissan’s flagship for the new millennium.
The legacy of the Nissan GT-R is the Skyline and Skyline GT-R models, which for years, have carried the latest Nissan technology for decades. A number of mechanical and aesthetic features from the Skyline have been passed on to the Nissan GT-R. A few of these are its sleek and elegant look and its all-wheel drive. The only difference is the parts and mechanisms that power it.
Being in control of the GT-R provides extraordinary speeds of over 300km/h and thanks to its power to weight ratio of less than 4.0 kg, the GT-R’s worthiness of being a supercar has added a notch to Nissan’s competitive edge.
Changes that come with the 2010 GT-R were completed to satisfy both new and loyal Nissan customers and to comply with Euro 5 carbon emission laws. This will give the GT-R fuel efficiency, more power output and less smoke emission. Fuel efficiency has been a top priority for auto makers and the resolution correlates to a good number of countries, particularly in North America and Europe to lower carbon footprint.
Distinguishable changes to the exterior include double-coat finishes on both front and rear bumpers giving them a brand new appearance. Interior enhancements can be seen on its dashboard gauges where a metallic look can be recognized by its driver. Extra insulation cover the upholstery of seats and wider navigation screen in wide VGA.
The changes to the GT-Rs interior and exterior pales compared to the changes to its mechanical pieces will make would-be drivers of this car appreciate its comfort and responsiveness.
Shock absorbing springs on the front have been changed to a much tougher and more flexible springs than its predecessor and the manufacturer has increased the suspension radius rod bushings for maximum and stable ride comfort and easier cornering.
The electronic brakeforce’s balance has been adjusted a little backward to provide added stability during braking. The rear brake cross spring has also been improved reducing noise and the rear brake cooling system is increased by a modified air deflector.
Enhancements made on the gearbox offers smoother downshifts eliminating stresses on the transmission. Furthermore, the logic controlling torque distribution has reduced rear-axle binding on both front and rear axles. Lastly, a more stiffened front transmission mount is placed to reduce vibration through the driveline when the car’s load is heavier than normal.
Much like F1 and F2 racecars, two NACA cooling ducts have been fitted to the carbon fibre underfloor diffuser. The addition of the NACA cooling system provides additional cooling to the GT-Rs gearbox and exhaust. Gearbox temperatures is also reduced more with a much larger diameter tube that connects to the oil cooler.
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