2013 Nissan GT-R gets performance enhancing updates

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Nissan will be applying performance enhancing updates to its 2013 Nissan GT-R that will, according to Nissan, feature ‘improved response, better stability and sharper handling’. The suspension system has also been upgraded to improve ride quality and handling.

2013 Nissan GT-R better than ever before


The 405kW twin turbo 3.8-litre V6 will feature new high-output injectors to concisely control fuel injection to improve mid-range and high-rpm response. The engine will also feature a new relief valve for the turbocharger bypass which will help sustain engine response as well as a new oil pan baffle which will help maintain a more stable oil pressure and reduce rotational friction during high-performance driving.


The suspension system has been updated with revised dampers, springs and a front anti-roll bar to lower the GT-R’s centre of gravity. New cam bolts have been installed on the front suspension to improve camber accuracy and stability when cornering. The torque carrying capacity of the driveshafts to the hub bearings has also been increased to enhance reliability, particularly under race track conditions.


The rigidity of the Nissan GT-R has been increased with reinforcements added to the dash panel and instrument panel member. The increased body rigidity also enhances suspension control.

Nissan will reveal exact performance details before the 2013 Nissan GT-R goes on sale in the UK early in 2013. The updated 2013 Nissan GT-R can be expected in South Africa after its UK launch.