Mid-life refresh of the Nissan GT-R may receive 'over 500bhp'

The mid-life refresh of the Nissan GT-R will feature a power hike as well as tweaked styling and new interior trim options.

Nissan is keeping details of the extra power to itself – although rumours suggest it might rise to over 500bhp.

See pics of the revised Nissan GT-R unveiled at the Paris motor show

The design tweaks are intended to flow more cooling air into the engine bay, which suggests the power might rise substantially. Also improved is the aerodynamics with a new front airdam, rear bumper and improved diffuser.

The nose of the GT-R now looks much higher quality with well-finished carbon-fibre inserts in the grille, new brake-cooling ducts and LED daylight running lights.

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6 October 2010

Giving the GT-R more power is like giving Burt Reynolds more chest hair. Enough already.

6 October 2010

So the revised GTR has over 500bhp, wow big deal!,in the back pages of TG mag a company called CP-R can for £3485.00 give your own GTR 600 BHP!,and if you really want to go mad with it ,for £35,460.00 (no, that's not a miss print) you can have 850BHP!!,and there are various transmission upgrades too, so 500bhp isn't really all that , is it?

Peter Cavellini.

6 October 2010

[quote RobotBoogie]

Giving the GT-R more power is like giving Burt Reynolds more chest hair. Enough already.

[/quote] Lol! :-)

6 October 2010

[quote Peter Cavellini]So the revised GTR has over 500bhp, wow big deal!,in the back pages of TG mag a company called CP-R can for £3485.00 give your own GTR 600 BHP!,and if you really want to go mad with it ,for £35,460.00 (no, that's not a miss print) you can have 850BHP!!,and there are various transmission upgrades too, so 500bhp isn't really all that , is it[/quote]

Tell you what Peter, I know what time your lunch break is everyday hehe!

It's not as much obviously as 500bhp but aftermarket tuners appeal to a different clientele when compared with those who are happy with the standard car. A lot of those either not in the know or not sure if they are will often stay well clear of the aftermarket packages. They don't really understand what they are and wrongly assume that their car will actually explode with them inside if they were to install such a "dangerous" upgrade.

If I were a millionaire perhaps I would spend the money putting it up to 850bhp. Whether I would drive it on anything other than a track/runway is another thing altogether. My cousin has a 480bhp R34 GTR and I really don't think he needs any more power. It's dangerously fast already. I have always said (like we all do) that I could drive anything and not have any mischiefs on a day-to-day basis. After having numerous trips in the GTR I can tell you that is a car I would probably die in. It's just too much for the British roads. It does 0-100 in 9 seconds for gods sake.

So with that in mind, although it would be awesome to have 850bhp, unless it's going to be used on a track/quarter mile straight then 500bhp is more than enough! ;-)

6 October 2010

My weedy standard 485 bhp GT-R is much too fast enough most of the time ....

6 October 2010

[quote Autocar]rumours suggest it might rise to over 500bhp.
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Rumours suggest it's had at least that from day one. Journos doing comparison tests have said there's no way the car could accelerate the way it does, weighing what it does, with "only" 478bhp. So with this new one are they actually increasing the power or just coming clean?

7 October 2010

Addy GO Fast, that's kind of the under lying point i was trying to get over, well done!, you spotted it!,by the way i had a meatball melt, what's on yours?.

Peter Cavellini.

7 October 2010

[quote Peter Cavellini]Addy GO Fast, that's kind of the under lying point i was trying to get over, well done!, you spotted it!,by the way i had a meatball melt, what's on yours?.[/quote]

Hehe! I am glad I got it!

Mine is an Italian BMT - half of it yesterday and the other half today!

7 October 2010

However much it is in power, it's enough to fight porsche.

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