Track Pack adds improved track performance to the GT-R, but no extra power
8 December 2011

This is the Nissan GT-R Track Pack, a track-focused but still road legal version of the muscular Japanese sports car. Although the Track Pack adds no extra power over the standard 2012 Nissan GT-R it is based on, it gets a whole host of other dynamic and visual upgrades to make it the most hardcore version of the GT-R yet.

Nissan says the model is in response to requests from GT-R owners – described as “the most demanding in the world” - who want an extra edge on the race track. Chief vehicle engineer for the GT-R, Kazutoshi Mizuno, also claims that the Nissan GT-R Track Pack should be able to lap the Nurburgring in under seven minutes.

See the interview with creator of the GT-R, Mizuno

See the official pics of the Nissan GT-R Track Pack

The model is distinguished externally from the more humble standard GT-R by its lightweight six-spoke RAYS alloy wheels complete with a gloss black paint finish. Additional cooling ducts are built into the front bumper to provide extra air to the brakes, improving their performance in track use. Extra ducts hidden behind the rear wheels provide additional cooling for the rear discs.

Suspension changes include revised spring rates optimised for track use. The comfort setting for the adaptive dampers remain so the car can be made pliant for road use.

Inside, the Track Pack GT-Rs get special Recaro sports seats trimmed in a high-grip material that keeps the driver in place during hard cornering and braking. The rear seats are completely removed to save weight. An addition is a special ‘Track Pack’ emblem that is mounted in the centre console.

The Track Pack uses the same 542bhp turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 engine as the standard car and its 0-60mph time is also the same, at 2.7sec.

Nissan has confirmed the price of the standard 2012 GT-R at £74,450. The Track Pack adds £10,000 to this. Both cars are available to order now and will UK deliveries will commence in March 2012.

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