NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 2014 Nissan GT-R was recently named a honoree in the Robb Report's annual Best of the Best issue in its Sports Cars category. Nissan's legendary supercar is recognized for its class-above interior, amenities, performance and pricing.
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"The 2014 GT-R was created to compete with the world's best sports cars, at a price that will rival any luxury sport vehicle," said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America. “With enhanced high-speed handling, a zero-to-60 sprint time of just 2.7 seconds, and more refined ride comfort, we believe this year's model does just that. This recognition from Robb Report further solidifies the GT-R's position amongst the world's elite sports cars, and Nissan is honored to be named among such prestigious company."
Following performance enhancement last year that upped the horsepower and torque of the GT-R's advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 to 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque, the development and refinement of Nissan's legendary supercar has continued for the 2014 model year.
Among the notable modifications are improved engine response in the mid-and upper-rpm ranges, increased body rigidity and specification changes to the shock absorbers, front anti-roll bar and springs that result in a lower center of gravity. The result is enhanced high-speed handling and more refined ride comfort. As in previous years, the GT-R engine is hand-assembled in a special clean room - for 2014 an aluminum nameplate is added to each engine showing the name of the individual engine builder.
Other changes include the addition of a new Premium Interior Package, which features hand-stitched Amber Red semi-aniline leather appointments (front seats only). A new red-accented steering wheel is added to Black Edition models.
The interior again features sculpted performance bucket seats for an optimal driving position and a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function display - which includes mechanical and driving information, as well as an on-board driving recorder. A specially designed 11-speaker Bose® sound system - which provides sound quality suitable for a supercar, is standard - along with a RearView Monitor.
The 2014 Nissan GT-R is available in three models: GT-R Premium, which comes fully equipped with a 545-horsepower engine, dual clutch rear transmission, Nissan Navigation System, custom-designed 11-speaker Bose® audio system, premium near-black finish wheels and heated front seats; the GT-R Black Edition, with special lightweight metallic black aluminum-alloy forged RAYS® wheels, unique red and black interior, Recaro® leather-appointed seats, dark headliner and dry carbon fiber rear spoiler; and the limited production 2-seat Track Model.
The Track Edition, the GT-R's most exclusive model, is designed to take Nissan's legendary 545-horsepower street supercar even closer to a pure motorsports competition machine. It features a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts and a lightweight quilted cloth mat where the rear seats usually reside. Production of the GT-R Track Edition is limited to 150 cars for the U.S. market.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
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