SPEED DOM­I­NATES Nis­san fo­cuses on spe­cial projects

Winnipeg Free Press - Section F - - AUTOS -

There are two mod­els to choose from, GT-R Pre­mium and GT-R Black Edi­tion, both of which ben­e­fit from chas­sis en­hance­ments and the ad­di­tion of a new Bose Ac­tive Noise Can­cel­la­tion sys­tem tuned to re­duce en­gine boom­ing sounds.

Mo­ti­va­tion is de­rived from a 3.8-litre twin­turbo V6 en­gine that gen­er­ates 545 horse­power and 463 lb.-ft. of torque, and is mated to a dual clutch six-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. Nis­san’s sport-minded ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive sys­tem helps bless all GT-R mod­els with un­matched lev­els of trac­tion, and is ca­pa­ble of send­ing up to 100 per cent of torque to the rear wheels.

The pin­na­cle of Nis­san per­for­mance will ar­rive as a 2016 model, that be­ing the Nis­san GT-R NISMO. Godzilla is back, but this time the twin-tur­bocharged V6 en­gine is pack­ing 600 hp and 481 lb.-ft. of torque. The six-speed, dual-clutch au­to­matic em­ploys light­weight steer­ing colum­n­mounted shift pad­dles which al­low for su­per-quick gear changes when the car is driven in anger.

Ad­vanced aero­dy­nam­ics, in­clud­ing an enor­mous car­bon-fi­bre wing, help gen­er­ate in­cred­i­ble down force and give the car a track weapon look that will ap­peal to en­thu­si­ast driv­ers and, un­for­tu­nately, ev­ery pa­trol car you en­counter.

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