The latest model features improved engine output and torque, greater fuel efficiency, revised handling, a refreshed exterior with improved aerodynamics, revised interior treatment and new wheels and tyres.
The enhanced model has improved body stability and aerodynamic performance for an even sharper, sportier drive.
Engine output has been significantly improved to 390kW with maximum torque of 612Nm from 3200 to 6000rpm. Nissan say fuel economy has been improved to 12-litres/100kms by modifying the boost pressure of the turbocharger, valve timing and air mixture ratio, reducing intake air resistance by enlarging the inlet pipe diameter and an enlarged exhaust pipe. A new 'save' mode is adopted, which optimises driving torque and modifies the shift schedule to improve actual fuel economy when driving highways or open road. Starting performance can now be maximised by selecting 'R mode' for the transmission. To control tight corner braking, a new 2WD mode is added to temporarily shift to 2WD when the speed is less than 10km/h and the steering wheel is turned more than halfway. The 2011 GT-R goes on sale in Australia next March.