New array of tweaks and changes for 2013 Nissan GT-R

Nissan’s sensational GT-R is set to receive a round of changes and updates for the upcoming 2013 model; with engine response, high-speed stability and ride quality all to be effectively improved.

Nicknamed ‘Godzilla’, the Japanese supercar will feature a revised 3.8-litre twin-turbo 542bhp engine; new injectors among the more extension tweaks under the bonnet, as well as the addition of a new relief valve fitted to the turbocharger which supresses the loss of boost through the revs.

All this will aid engine response and a new oil pan baffle will help to maintain pressure and also to reduce friction and oil surge. This will aid the car massively when at the top end of the rev range.

The front dampers have been worked on, as have the springs and anti-roll bar to lower the car’s centre of gravity and camber accuracy and stability during hard cornering have also been improved via cam bolts being installed on the front suspension.

Modifications continue inside, with the body structure behind the dashboard having been given extra reinforcement to increase rigidity, aiding the suspension even further.

Most of these improvements have come into the fore after extensive testing at the Nurburgring, as well as the company’s experience from entering a GT3 version of the car for the Nurburgring 24hrs race earlier this year. A new 0-62mph time is thought to be around 2.7 sec and will once again prove be the car to beat for the likes of Porsche when the German outfit releases the new version of its Turbo 911 next year.