Nissan has released the improved version of the revered GT-R supercar in South Africa.
The Nissan GT-R is powered by a formidable front-mounted twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 petrol engine, mated to a six speed automated dual-clutch gearbox. The GT-R boasts 397 kW and 628 Nm going to all four wheels. The results are a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 315 km/h.
Updates in the suspension promise a more sophisticated ride, as well as better road holding. Teamed up with the fine-tuning added to the 2014 GT-R’s steering, purpotedly it heightens confidence while driving at high speeds. Braking calibration has been retuned. The GT-R is now also fitted with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 tyres as standard.
New multi-LED headlights are standard. The GT-R now boasts automatically adapting headlights which adjust the angle of the lighting beam according to the speed of the vehicle. The distinctive rear of the 2014 GT-R continues to feature the four-ring tail light signature.
On the inside, a new red leather interior colour scheme is available with stitched accents. The infotainment and satellite navigation unit have also been upgraded with the latest in in-car entertainment and GPS technology. Available as an option to replace the standard boot lid, a carbon fibre rear wing and carbon fibre boot lid are offered.
Complementing the standard three year/ 100 000 km warranty, the 2014 Nissan GT-R is available in South Africa exclusively with an optional two year extension to five years/ 100 000 km. A three year/ 50 000 km service plan is also included as standard. The GT-R Premium goes for R1 475 000. Buyers wanting the red interior will pay a whopping R51 000 extra. The Nissan GT-R Black Edition will set buyers back by R1 527 000. These prices include VAT.