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Undisguised pics of the 2012 Nissan GT-R at the Nürburgring
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1 October 2010

Nissan has revealed its new GT-R to a private audience at the Paris motor show.

The car, set to go into production in 2012, was only shown to selected VIPs.

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

The car was spotted undisguised at a very wet and foggy Nürburgring, earlier this week and the spy pictures revealed the addition of new LED lights at the front and revised styling to front and rear bumper designs.

The GT-R is also understood to have undergone a rigorous weight-saving programme to ensure the latest model tips the scales at 30 kilos lighter than the current car.

See the undisguised pics of the revised Nissan GT-R at the 'Ring

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Thanks to modified turbos, oil cooler and exhaust system, the GT-R’s twin-turbo V6 now pumps out 506bhp at 6400rpm and produces 448lb ft of torque between 3200 and 5200rpm.

There are also tweaked gear ratios, while completing the changes are revised spring rates and rear suspension geometry – which should help deliver a more compliant ride with sharper handling.

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Dan McNeil v2 3 October 2010

Re: New Nissan GT-R: undisguised pics

iploss wrote:

Autocar wrote:
revised spring rates and rear suspension geometry – which should help deliver a more compliant ride with sharper handling.
 

The 30kgs weight loss will also make the GTR ride better over the bumps and improve feel.

Easy to say. But let's test your knowledge here. How will a 30 kg weight loss make the GTR ride better over bumps? How will will a 30 kg weight loss improve feel?

iploss 2 October 2010

Re: New Nissan GT-R: undisguised pics

I think it is significant. In feel, and in performance.

DKW 2 October 2010

Re: New Nissan GT-R: undisguised pics

iploss wrote:
The 30kgs weight loss will also make the GTR ride better over the bumps and improve feel.

The improvements to the suspension might shave a tenth of a second off a lap time, but 30 kgs is less than 2% difference - nobody could tell the difference subjectively, certainly not unless a significant part of that lost weight is unsprung.

30 kgs is not a rigorous weight loss program. It's skipping breakfast. Either the words need changing, or the engineers are totally Brad Pitt, which I don't think is the case.