‘Godzilla’ gets an upgrade
Ride and handling improvements to the Nissan GT-R, with extra focus on comfort
THE all-conquering Nissan GT-R, which remains one of the most striking supercars on the planet, has received a number of important handling, interior and exterior enhancements for 2015.
Aimed at improving the already renowned GT-R driving experience, the 2015 upgrades underline GT-R’s legendary position in the upper echelons of the super sports car segment.
Achieving a heightened sense of premium sports performance, the most notable changes improve GT-R’s ride and handling, with comfort playing an even greater role than before.
A more mature suspension setup — which is still a double wishbone design up front and a multilink system at the rear — allows for improved ride comfort, handling and stability.
Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels have been reduced thanks to improved transmission noise and shock reduction, with brake noise reduced as well for an overall more pleasant drive. Braking ability — which is powered by a revered two-piece floating-rotor Brembo 4-disc system — has also been enhanced.
Completing the list of improvements, a new multi-spoke wheel design is now available for the GT-R Premium Edition.
“What is most important to note is that the price increase on 2015 Nissan GT-R derivatives has been capped at a mere one percent,” comments Konstantin von Vieregge, general manager product planning at Nissan South Africa.
“This means a minimal increase of just R15 000 to all models, offering the 2015 modifications at exceptional value.”
The Nissan GT-R maintains its 3,8-litre turbocharged V6 engine as standard, which, thanks to its 397 kW and 628 Nm, is still good for a blistering 0-100 km/h sprint of just 2,9 seconds and a top speed of 315 km/h.
Power is transferred to all four wheels via Nissan’s ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system linked in a transaxle design to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission at the rear and a high-performance mechanical limited-slip differential. — Supplied.
R1 490 000 — GT-R Premium Edition
R1 541 000 — GT-R Premium Edition (red interior)
R1 542 000 — GT-R Black Edition
The view most of us get to see of Godzilla, aka the Nissan GT-R, now comes as ‘a minimal increase of just R15 000 to all models’.