Full details of Nissan's new GT-R range, including two new models: the Club Track and the Egoist
21 October 2010

Nissan has revealed full details of its new GT-R range, including two new editions: the Club Track and the Egoist.

All 2011 model year GT-Rs get more power and toque, as well as refreshed exterior and interior styling and a new aerodynamic package. Power from its 3.8-litre V6 engine is increased to 523bhp, arriving at 6400rpm. Peak torque is also increased to 451lb ft and is available between 3200-6000rpm. Despite these increases, fuel economy and CO2 emissions are also improved.

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Dynamic changes include a new strut brace, revised spring ratios, shock absorbers and stabiliser bars and improved brakes to reduce fade and boost stopping power. Lighter alloy wheels are also fitted, while its Dunlop SP Sport tyres feature a revised compound to increase grip levels.

Aerodynamic changes result in a 10 per cent increase in downforce. The drag coefficient is reduced from 0.27 to 0.26, too. The new, larger front bumper and grille openings help improve stability and reduce air resistance, while also improve cooling. Front LED lights are fitted at the front also.

Rear changes include a new bumper and an extended rear diffuser. A larger exhaust is also fitted, as are new LED rear lights. Two new colour options are available.

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Interior changes include a new instrument panel and a carbonfibre centre console, as well as the addition of chrome trim for the air vents. New seats are added to boost comfort and support; Black Edition models get new leather sears.

SpecV GT-Rs have the same power output as the standard models, although torque is boosted to 466lb ft with an overboost function. Other SpecV changes include new rear brake pads, upgraded Dunlop tyres and even lighter forged aluminium alloy wheels.

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The first new model to join the GT-R range is the Club Track edition. This model is developed exclusively for racing use and “allows drivers to experience the full performance potential of the GT-R”. Special racing parts are added, while buyers will also be able to attend events organised especially for Club Track owners, take part in Club Track races and receive one-on-one training with a professional racing driver.

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The second addition to the GT-R range is the more luxurious Egoist edition, originally known as the SpecM. This model gets extra interior colour choices and a Bose sound system that is tuned exactly to the driver’s driving position. Special hand-stitched leathers are also offered to Egoist buyers.

Special seats in the Egoist feature quilted leather and offer “enhanced body grip performance”. Other additions to the Egoist include the SpecV’s carbonfibre rear spoiler, lightweight alloy wheels and a titanium exhaust system.

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19 October 2010

Up 50bhp, looking forward to seeing this around a track against the 911 Turbo or 911 Turbo S. I suspect Porsche have been trumped, again! :D

19 October 2010

The GT-R must be a real thorn in the side of the Germans and the Italians.

19 October 2010

It's not a case of performance as such, it's more a case of value for money, a GTR3 RS is a case in point,£164,000.V.£105,000 !?, money talks, i know what could be done with nearly £60K, the answer is in the back pages of last week's Autocar and it's red! and secondhand.

19 October 2010

[quote Peter Cavellini]£164,000.V.£105,000[/quote] An interesting question. If I would spend even a 100k on a car, I would have a lot more on my bank account already. I don't want to say, that 60k would not matter, but for this price desirability should be the most important factor and there the new GT-R fails. Compared to a Mustang 5.0 GT the GT-R seems expensive even if it's way quicker, but that's not the point: I don't think it's more entertaining... If something from Japan, I would rather get a used Nismo tuned R34 GT-R, even for the same price.

19 October 2010

Are they actually going to call the Spec M the Egoist edition?? Please god, I don't ask for much but please don't let this happen. Also Spec M would look a lot better on the back of a GTR than EGOIST :O

19 October 2010

I think it is really lucky they put the front LED lights at the front. Would have looked weird having them on the bonnet, or roof .... or in the glovebox.


19 October 2010

Egoist? Obviously aimed at BMW drivers.

19 October 2010

Horrible Max power type car.........................

20 October 2010

[quote Lesia44]The GT-R must be a real thorn[/quote]

Good as it undoubtedly is I am not sure how many people who are looking at a 911 or whatever are going to consider this as an alternative. I am very impressed by the technical ability of the GT-R but I truly don't think I would consider one over a 911

20 October 2010

Power battle between Nissan and Porsche is rejoined. Does the Egoist model have a T missing in the middle of its name?


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