Oct 28, 2007

Red 2009 Nissan GT-R video

2009 GT-R on Myspace

Myspace 2009 GT-R

Magnesium oil pan - VR38 DETT

Doing everything they can to get weight out of the car, without costs getting too high.

Other technical innovations include a thermostatically controlled air-cooled type oil cooler system, for greater cooling efficiency. The engine oil is cooled by oil cooler system and in extreme cornering - of which the Nissan GT-R is easily capable - a scavenger pump maintains turbocharger oil flow. A collector tank inside the fuel tank always stores enough fuel to maintain fuel flow even under strong g forces. The oil collecting structure inside the engine is optimized by a lateral wet and dry sump system, which helps secure stable oil collecting and oil pressure in various driving scenes.The engines, like the transmissions, are all hand made. One craftsman hand-assembles the entire engine. The dedicated engine builders work in a special Nissan GT-R 'clean room' area of Nissan's Yokohama plant.

It is also a very efficient engine, reducing emissions and fuel consumption. The Nissan GT-R is the world's most efficient supercar in balancing speed, acceleration and fuel consumption. Environmental performance is further reinforced by its satisfying Japan's U-LEV (ultra low emission vehicle) standards.

2009 Nissan GT-R Line drawing

Oct 27, 2007

New GT-R fluids

Engine oil Mobil 1 0W-40 (100% chemical synthetic oil)
Transmission oil R35 special (100% chemical synthetic oil)
Differential oil (front and rear) R35 special (100% chemical synthetic oil)

Something the US car will have some changes to...

The advanced navigation system on the new NISSAN GT-R - which uses the same screen as the innovative multi-function meter - is easy to operate and uses a powerful 30 GB hard disk drive speeding route searches and enhancing driving directions. In addition to its navigation function, it also includes an enriched entertainment system capable of recording up to 3000 songs (from music imported from CDs) as well as playing DVDs.

The high resolution screen with newly developed WVGA (wide video graphics array) high resolution display is a liquid crystal monitor that has four times the number of pixels of a conventional satellite navigation screen. Innovative 3D graphics can depict streetscapes and junctions with far more accuracy than conventional displays. The system is also easy to use thanks to both a navigation switch and a touchpad. There is also voice command and a steering wheel switch.

The powerful 30GB system also allows for a superb entertainment system. It can record up to 3000 songs from music CDs and provides various music selection functions including the selection of songs by mood including 'bright' and 'soothing'. It can play DVD audio and video and can play music from memory CF cards, WMA (Windows Media Audio) and MP3 format. By using a Bluetooth® transmitter, you can wirelessly connect and listen to music on an iPod® . Wireless connection also allows hands-free cellular phone calls.

A digital TV tuner allows drivers and passengers to watch TV on the high definition screen.


Four-wheel drive
The new Nissan GT-R uses probably the most advanced four-wheel drive system on a road car ever used. The all-wheel drive (ATTESA E-TS) optimally distributes power to the front wheels when and if necessary. Though naturally rear-drive biased, up to 50 percent of torque can be fed forwards improving traction in difficult conditions - such as rain, frost, ice or snow. Front drive is also utilized to improve cornering performance on tarmac, improving traction and stability.
Special computerized control automatically alters the front/rear torque split from zero torque at the front wheels, to 50 percent of total torque. The control is varied continuously, as various sensors on the car measure speed, lateral and transverse acceleration, steering angles, tire slip and other road surface and yaw rate.
On the new Nissan GT-R an additional sensor is the yaw-rate feedback control, which measures the difference between the target yaw rate calculated from the steering angle, the actual yaw rate detected by the yaw-rate sensor and G sensor. Front and rear torque is automatically corrected accordingly.
The four-wheel drive system includes a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R), the Nissan GT-R's electronic stability control system. This continually monitors the vehicle's behavior. If off balance behavior is detected - such as sliding or skidding - torque to the wheels will be altered to help stabilize the car. Electronic traction control is also fitted to rear mechanical limited slip differentials, preventing wheelspin and improving grip.


The twin clutches make a significant contribution to shift speed. There are separate clutches for the odd (1,3,5) and even (2,4,6) gears. When the car is running in an odd number gear, the adjacent even numbered gears are pre-selected and are ready to make the shift immediately in the sequential-shifting gearbox. When downshifting, a synchronized rev control 'blips' the throttle precisely to synchronize engine speed for extra-fast downshifts. Borg-Warner triple cone synchronizers are used.

Fun to drive

As load distribution is evenly balanced on all four wheels with the optimized load distribution and dimension, vehicle behavior is easy to grasp, allowing the driver to start accelerating earlier. In addition, powerful traction of the front wheels helps the vehicle to accurately accelerate in the steered direction. With this newly created " traction steering" driving concept, the fun-to-drive range is widely expanded.

Lower Center of Gravity

Discussion on load distribution of conventional vehicles has been focused on the static load distribution during stopping. However, to ultimately heighten the fundamental performances of "driving, cornering, braking" , inertia load shift has been fully separated and independent between the front and rear wheels; the engine load on the front tires and transaxle load on the rear. In addition to this, the transaxle placed below the rear wheel center lowers the center of gravity of the vehicle. The Nissan GT-R, capable of utilizing inertia load, realizes ultimate flat riding comfort with minimal load shift during braking, cornering and any driving situation.

An originial shape

'The mission was to achieve a distinctive car, a supercar, but not a normal fast car - it's chunkier, more practical and more muscular,' says Nakamura. 'The element of functionality is core to the GT-R. It's not too low; it's easy to get in and out of, has good visibility and is easy to drive. That functionality is reflected in the design. It is clearly not an Italian, German or American car - it is unmistakably Japanese. It is very mechanical, almost like an animated robot - it is obviously made from metal, has big shoulders and looks strong and muscular. The previous R34 GT-R had the same image. Almost like you could be playing this car on a video game.

'We didn't want a nice elegant shape - we wanted an original shape. Some people who buy this car will also have a Ferrari and a Porsche. This car must be different from all others. I see it as a car influenced not by feminine beauty, like Italian cars, but by masculine beauty - it is strong, well toned, well muscled. It has big deep flanks and is very toned - that's part of the muscled stance.'

Technical highlights - 2009 Nissan GT-R

Technological highlights include:

* An independent transaxle and advanced four-wheel drive system that continuously adjusts torque front-to-rear (and vice versa) depending on dynamic needs
* New six-speed paddle shift dual-clutch gearbox featuring the exceedingly quick gearshift plus full automatic function for ease-of-driving
* New high-efficient 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 engine, mating great horsepower (480 PS / 353 kW), a wide torque spread (maximum torque 60gm / 588 Nm), good fuel economy and low emissions (ULEV in Japanese regulation). New technology includes plasma coating bores to improve cooling efficiency and boost both power and economy
* Aerodynamic body of just 0.27 Cd - so it's one of the world's slickest cars. This is specially unusual on a supercar that offers high downforce front and rear
* New body using lightweight steel, carbonfiber and diecast aluminum construction
* Brembo drilled ventilated disc brakes and Brembo opposed monoblock calipers that offer immense stopping power
* Dampers, gear shift and VDC-R are all manually adjustable, by simple switches on the dashboard, offering maximum comfort with ease of driving, or maximum performance
* Multi-functional instrument display, designed by the people who did the graphics of the Sony PlayStation Gran Turismo game
* A g-force meter in the instrument display, showing both lateral (acceleration and braking) and transverse (cornering) forces.

All the information on the new GT-R

Lots and lots of GT-R information here

Engine and transmission information - 2009 GT-R

Model VR38DETT
No. of cylinders, configuration DOHC/V6

Cylinder bore x stroke mm
95.5mm bore(Same as a 350Z)

88.4mm stroke (7 mm more than a 350Z)

Displacement L
3.799 (231.8 cubic inches)
Compression ratio 9.0

Max. power output kW(PS)/rpm
Max. torque Nm(kgm)/rpm
Fuel supply NISSAN EGI (ECCS)
Electronic controlled fuel injection system

Recommended fuel/Fuel tank capacity L
Unleaded premium gasoline/71 (18.75 gallons)

Transmission type GR6 Dual Clutch Transmission
Engine VR38DETT
Gear ratio 1st
Gear ratio 2nd
Gear ratio 3rd
Gear ratio 4th
Gear ratio 5th
Gear ratio 6th
Gear ratio Reverse

Final drive ratio 3.700

BorgWarner supplying DualTronic transmission for 2009 Nissan GT-R

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BorgWarner's (NYSE: BWA) leading dual-clutch transmission technology is showcased at the Tokyo Auto Show on the 2008 Nissan GT-R sports car, dubbed the most eagerly anticipated car in a generation by the automotive press. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071024/CLW010 ) "The Nissan GT-R is a great driving machine and one that is a superb platform for experiencing the full range of dual-clutch transmission efficiency, responsiveness, and versatility," said Dr. Bernd Matthes, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems. "We feel privileged to have worked with Nissan on this milestone vehicle, the first GT-R engineered for sale in global markets. This is another key event in the globalization of dual-clutch transmissions, launching BorgWarner's DualTronic(R) technology in a Japanese transmission for the first time. It is also the world's first transaxle dual-clutch transmission -- front engine and rear transmission -- the perfect balance for sports cars." BorgWarner worked with Nissan on the design of the dual-clutch transmission for the GT-R to create a driving experience fitting for a premier sports car. Standard equipment on all GT-Rs, the transmission is a rear transaxle layout, chosen to enhance weight distribution. The transmission features four of BorgWarner's advanced DualTronic(R) transmission technologies including the integrated dual-clutch module, clutch control and shift actuation modules, and synchronizer assemblies. The sports car will go on sale in Japan in December and be available in other markets including the U.S. next year. PR Newswire

But wait - theres more fun with eBay and R33 GT-R

This time they didn't like the link in there to RB Wheels. So I removed it. Now we go again. Last one lasted 14 hours, any bets on how long this one goes for ?

Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220165138789

Item number: 220165138789

Oct 26, 2007

GT-R Colors - chase the rainbow - R35 GT-R Paint

The actual "names" of the colors change from region to region. The paint codes do not. The lower body panels on the 2009-2011 GT-R's are KAE. For 2009 there were six colors available. For 2010, Titanium was dropped.  For 2012 colors - see here.
Solid Red - A54

Gun Metallic- KAD
Obsidian Black - KH3
Super Silver - KAB (special color, +$3000)
Titanium -KAC (one year only, 2009)
Pearl White - QX1

The 2009 GT-R is green

2009 GT-R key

Unlike the older GT-R keys, you can not cut this one to fit your 240 or Sentra.

2009 GT-R Brembo brake sex

Floating aluminum hats. 6 pot front 380mm x 34mm front , 4 pot rear 380mm x 30 mm rear . Thats big. Ron Jeremy would be envious.

2009 Nissan GT-R rear suspension

Rear sway bar looks small. Aluminum upper arm and uprights. Looks like a fairly standard Nissan subframe. Similar since at least the R32 GT-R.

2009 Nissan GT-R front suspension

Sweet...factory front driveshaft loops. NHRA what ?

The tie rods on the steering rack have a little bit of a different shape. Since the rack is back so far, they are moving the pivot point forward.

2009 Nissan GT-R turbochargers

Integrated exhaust manifold and turbine housings

Engine - seperate intercoolers

More 2009 GT-R pictures

2009 Nissan GT-R pictures - press site

Press pictures

Autoweek - 2009 GT-R

Exclusive GTROC 2009 GT-R pictures

Lots more pictures

Once again - Once again its on - Ebay R33 GT-R

Fun fighting with ebay. Hopefully this time they notice the email from eBay customer support at the top of the listing



Item number: 220164975210

Nissan makes a game out of GT-R advertising

TOKYO — When Nissan Motor Co. decided four years ago to launch a new version of its GT-R sports coupe in the United States, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn wanted to make sure the car — never before sold in the U.S. — seemed cutting-edge to Americans.

His idea was to break tradition, which meant avoiding the ordinary route of big television ads and billboards. “If we advertise, we fail,” he told his marketing team.

Instead, Nissan developed a massive “viral” campaign aimed at building buzz by spreading the word through a wide range of product-placement arrangements in video games. Unlike with other models, it didn’t reveal details to anyone outside the company, and posted sneak previews of the car masked in a black rubber cover on blogs and YouTube.

In Japan, Nissan worked with a publisher to create a comic-book series in which the hero takes a job at Nissan just to catch a glimpse of the new GT-R. And it struck a deal with Sony Corp.’s video games unit, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Electronics Arts Inc., to unveil the new version of the GT-R in downloadable games at exactly the same time that Ghosn was scheduled to introduce the car at the Tokyo Motor Show last week.

“We’ve tried to really dramatize the moment,” says Yoshimitsu Kaji, the Nissan director overseeing the GT-R marketing blitz. Nissan says it chose to use video games because they tend to attract an impassioned group of young car enthusiasts who already know the history of the GT-R and think of it as the Corvette of Japan.

Continue reading Wall Street Journal

Paul Sakalas, 27, first learned about the Skyline GT-R when he was playing Gran Turismo on his PlayStation. Sakalas, a radio producer in Virginia Beach, Va., says he was exuberant when he heard a new version of the car would finally be sold in the United States.

“But when I heard how much it cost, my dreams were crushed on the rocks of reality,” says Sakalas, who now drives a Nissan Sentra sedan.

Nice. Sentra to GT-R.... can't do it. Guess he was hoping the twin turbo, all wheel drive car would under cut the 350Z's price, so it would meet his dreams... I can see maybe going from a Z or a G to a GT-R, but a Sentra. He'll be driving a Sentra for a while. Then he might step up to something more like a Camry, or Prius.

VR38DETT on the dyno

View it here .

Godzilla gets tongues wagging


The Nissan GT-R is back... and there isn't going to be a cage big enough to hold Godzilla this time.

After six years of teaser concepts and prototypes; and a week of embarrassing media leaks; Japan's newest supercar took its official bow at the Tokyo Motor Show.

And Nissan has created a supercar capable of 0-100km/h in just 3.7 seconds for an expected price of about $120,000AUD, a performance highly competitive with much more expensive European supercars and even V8 Supercar racing cars.

“The GT-R meets the three key requirements to be a supercar; a power-to-weight ratio of better then 4kg per one horsepower, top speed of more than 300km/h and a sub-eight minute time at the Nurburgring; but it is much more than that,” says chief vehicle engineer for the GT-R project, Kazutoshi Mizuno."

“What we wanted was a supercar for all seasons ... a multi-performance supercar that an owner can live with all year. "

“This car is the technological flagship for Nissan. The new craftmanship of the 21st century is embodied in the GT-R.”

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Twin turbo supercar will put Porsche in the shade

Richard Hammond

This is a Nissan. It has 473bhp, will do 194mph and should to be able to blast its way to 60mph from standstill in 3.5sec.

It has the same power as a Porsche 911 Turbo and, on paper, is a bit quicker. Oh, and it is £37,000 cheaper than the Porsche.

It's full name is the Nissan GT-R but before I tell you any more mouthwatering facts, here's a brief history lesson...

In 1969, Datsun (as Nissan was called in those days) made the Skyline GT-R - a hot version of a sensible family saloon. It had 160bhp, which was around the same power that a Porsche 911 had back then.

Of course, we Brits never heard of the car because the only Japanese stuff we got back then were Honda 50s and transistor radios. Skyline GT-Rs finally came on our radar in the late 1980s.

By this time, they were twin-turbo monsters with complex 4WD systems. Nissan didn't import them into the UK, so enthusiasts brought in their own. In 1999, Nissan GB took the hint and brought in the GT-R R34 version which, sadly, was only made for a couple of years. It has taken until now for its replacement to arrive. But it seems as though it has been worth the wait.

Continue reading at the Mirror UK

Oct 25, 2007

Colors and interiors

There will be six available colors. Ultimate Metal Silver, Titanium Gray, Pearl white, Red, Dark Metal Gray, and Super Black.

Standard - Base - Comes in Ultimate metal silver with a black interior. This will come with an optional Bose sound system.

Premium- The Premium Edition will come in Titanium Gray with a Gray Interior

Black Edition-The GT-R Black Edition will come in Dark Metal Gray with an exclusive black and red interior. Don't expect to see this in the US.

62mph blog

Red, Black, and White

Alcoa Supplies Components to Nissan for GT-R, its New Flagship High Performance Sports Sedan


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it is supplying two complex components for Nissan’s GT-R, the company’s new flagship for high-performance driving around the world.

The just-introduced GT-R features aluminum inner-door and rear-seat structures made from Alcoa’s proprietary vacuum die casting process (AVDC) at the company’s plant in Soest, Germany. Both components also feature new, proprietary alloys developed by Alcoa.

“These two components exemplify Alcoa’s capacity to tailor alloys and manufacturing processes to meet customers’ performance requirements,” according to Misha Riveros-Jacobson, President of Auto and Truck Structures, Alcoa’s business unit that manufactures the GT-R components.

“The GT-R door was particularly challenging,” said Matthias Siedersleben, program manager. “Its size, approximately 1300 by 700 mm, in combination with wall gauges of only 2 – 3 mm, required significant casting capability.

“Nissan’s performance requirements, in particular strength and deformation characteristics, also mandated a highly-engineered alloy. Alcoa’s new C-446, in combination with the unique advantages of the AVDC process, enabled us to meet their needs.

“We were also able to do this while reducing the weight of the completed door assembly by 35% over conventional designs and materials. The key element in this mass reduction is the cast component, which weighs only 5.5 kg,” Dr. Siedersleben observed.

The sports sedan’s rear seat structure also presented its own safety performance challenges, in this case strength and stiffness. Here again, Alcoa’s engineers combined specific AVDC process advantages with another new, proprietary alloy, C-611, to meet Nissan’s specifications. The rear seat structure also provides a weight savings of approximately 25% compared to a conventional steel design.

“The Nissan GT-R inner door structure is the largest vacuum die casting in the auto industry,” Ms. Riveros-Jacobson noted. “In addition to its size, gauge, weight, strength and deformation demands, the inner door also has some very daunting appearance requirements.

“Unlike many internal structures, much of this one will be visible to GT-R drivers … including an Alcoa logo that demonstrates our role and pride in helping Nissan bring their ‘Super Car’ to the world’s roadways,” she concluded.

Alcoa’s AVDC process provides the company’s structural engineers with the ability to “build in” critical reinforcing ribs where enhanced strength is required and to “design in” very specific details to help consolidate parts and streamline assembly.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, structures and building systems. The company has 116,000 employees in 44 countries and has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com


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Nissan GT-R to Debut in Japan's Super GT Series

Auto Spectator

TOKYO (Oct. 25, 2007) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) today announced that the NISSAN GT-R will run in the GT500 class of the SUPER GT series in Japan for the 2008 season. It has been four years since the GT-R last competed in Japan , when it won the Japan GT Championship in 2003 . Private testing is planned to start soon in Japan.

Details including vehicle specifications and team structure will be announced at the Nissan Motorsports Press Conference in February 2008.

Source: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. / Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd.

Autoweek - Best of Show - Nissan GT-R


GT-R. In a show field that is decidedly thin on surprises and spectacular reveals, this is the clear winner as the AutoWeek Editors' Best in Show winner.

Half a R35 GT-R

Nissan GT-R Vspec arriving in 2009

Motor Authority

According to latest reports Nissan will be building an even more potent version of the GT-R but it won’t arrive until 2009, one year after the super-coupe is launched in most markets. The new model will carry the familiar V-Spec title, a badge used by the older R32-R34 series cars to denote the GT-R’s racing success as well as some serious performance enhancements.

A Nissan source has revealed to Edmunds that a V-spec version of the all-new GT-R will arrive in 2009 as a 2010 model. The new car is still under development but when it arrives it will be more powerful and lighter than the standard version, which suggest the rumored 7m 38s Nurburgring time could fall further.

Previous V-spec cars featured an improved brake package, lowered suspension, and plenty of carbon-fiber and aluminum. The latest GT-R series was also rumored to feature a high-performance ‘EVO’ model that was tipped to weigh up to 250kg less than the standard car and develop up to 530hp.

Nissan's new GT-R: first ride - CAR Magazine