Avus Performance upgrades Nissan's might sports car
25 September 2009

Avus Performance has launched an upgraded version of the Nissan GT-R.

The firm has used the GT-R Black Edition as its base, and has managed to extract 572bhp and 516lb ft of torque from its 3.8-litre V6 engine.

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It has achieved these power upgrades by tweaking the engine’s ECU and fitting a high-performance sports exhaust system.

Avus has added a matte black vinyl exterior, while new coilover suspension springs, 20-inch alloy wheels and outfitted wheel spacers.

Read Autocar’s full road test on the Nissan GT-R 3.8 V6 Black Edition

The firm hasn’t released any performance figures, but expect it to be faster from 0-60mph than the standard car’s 3.8secs.

Prices for the upgrades start at 349 euro (£320) for the wheel spacers and 2499 euro (£2300) for the matte black exterior.

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25 September 2009

With rivals from Lambo, Merc, Ferrari and McLaren now producing between 500 and 600 Bhp, probably not a bad thing if Nissan offered this power themselves!

25 September 2009

Nismo may offer something in Japan of this nature.

26 September 2009

The same sort of power and torque can be achieved by fitting a Milltek "Y" pipe and a Cobb Accessport for around a total of £1200.

However most UK owners are probably more than happy with standard output (circa 500 hp and 500 ft/lb) and a valid 3 year warranty ...

26 September 2009

[quote Lanehogger]With rivals from Lambo, Merc, Ferrari and McLaren now producing between 500 and 600 Bhp, probably not a bad thing if Nissan offered this power themselves![/quote]

When will people understand, having lots of BHP will not always mean the car will be the fastest, most mercs waste a lot of the bhp and can never put down any of there power down on the road. The Nissan GTR puts all of its power down and means it is still faster then a lot of its rivials.

The GTR is a class car and the normal car is great as it is.

26 September 2009

Having parked next to one the other day i must say it's a very imposing car, all testosterone and wheel arches, but why, OK the upgrade isn't a stellar price but whose going to notice or know?, and why would you want so much power in an already super quick car?,maybe it's just ego, mines a little bit faster than yours syndrome, who cares?, and anyway its a track car, you shouldn't be driving that fast on public highways, i always thought if you drove a fasdt car it was your responsability to drive correctly so as not to atract the boy racers or indeed the law!

Peter Cavellini.

27 September 2009

Well said!,you'd only feel the changes on a track with long straights, around corners there's negliable improvements, as someone else said it gets all its power down no problem, why add more?, it beggars the question, should we all start having licenses saying what we're capable of driving?!

Peter Cavellini.

27 September 2009


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