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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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