2012 Nissan GT-R updates leaked to the web

2012 Nissan GT-R updates leaked to the web

The go-fast specialists at Nissan are at it again reworking the GT-R, this time for the 2012 model year. Following on from the initial launch of the GT-R in 2007, and after the revisions in December 2008 and October 2009, Nissan is getting ready to present the very latest version of its flagship sports model.

The Japanese automaker still hasn’t made anything official but that hasn’t stopped resourceful car nerds posting leaked images and info on the upcoming model up to the web.

So, what’s new on the 2012MY GT-R? Well, in terms of sytling, the Japanese sports car receives a reworked front bumper with LED running lights and a new rear diffuser. These changes will apparently help drop the GT-R’s drag coefficient figure from 0.272 to 0.268 and also improve rear downforce by 10%.

Packing out the guards are a new set of Rays forged aluminium wheels, which reportedly save a total of 12kg in weight. There is also two new colour options a new shade of blue and black.

Interestingly, there is also rumour of a possible RWD-only mode, which is hidden under the fuel saving setting, accessed by holding down the ‘fuel save’ button for a few seconds. This will put the GT-R into RWD mode but only till it is turned off, then it will return to normal. Perfect for a bit of impromptu drifting.

The 2012 GT-R will also benefit from some subtle interior upgrades, as well as some chassis and engine tweaks, but little more is known at this stage.

Check back as we bring you more details on the 2012 Nissan GT-R.

The go-fast specialists at Nissan are at it again reworking the GT-R, this time for the 2012 model year. Following on from the initial launch of the GT-R in 2007, and after the revisions in December 2008 and October 2009, Nissan is getting ready to present the very latest version of its flagship sports model.

The Japanese automaker still hasn’t made anything official but that hasn’t stopped resourceful car nerds posting leaked images and info on the upcoming model up to the web.

So, what’s new on the 2012MY GT-R? Well, in terms of sytling, the Japanese sports car receives a reworked front bumper with LED running lights and a new rear diffuser. These changes will apparently help drop the GT-R’s drag coefficient figure from 0.272 to 0.268 and also improve rear downforce by 10%.

Packing out the guards are a new set of Rays forged aluminium wheels, which reportedly save a total of 12kg in weight. There is also two new colour options a new shade of blue and black.

Interestingly, there is also rumour of a possible RWD-only mode, which is hidden under the fuel saving setting, accessed by holding down the ‘fuel save’ button for a few seconds. This will put the GT-R into RWD mode but only till it is turned off, then it will return to normal. Perfect for a bit of impromptu drifting.

The 2012 GT-R will also benefit from some subtle interior upgrades, as well as some chassis and engine tweaks, but little more is known at this stage.

Check back as we bring you more details on the 2012 Nissan GT-R.

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