2012 Nissan GT-R

GT-R Blog is reporting on some leaked information about the 2012 US Nissan GT-R.


The rumors and speculation have been floating around the internet on some of the changes for the 2012 MY GT-R. There are a few noticeable differences, and some that we are going to have to point out.  First off the front bumper has been altered to open it up for increased airflow. The upper grill opening now follows the bumper design, and the intercooler inlet has been opened up. In addition, LED lights, and a 3rd mini canard have been added. The rear difuser has been altered to give a 10% improvement in downforce, and the overall coefficient of drag has been lowered to 0.268(more faster).

There are two new colors for 2012, neither of which have been confirmed for the US market.  Aurora Flare Blue Pearl – RAY , and a new black called Nebula Opal Black – GAG (choke?).  Part of that GAG may be the Premium price increase of 210,000 yen to 9,450,000 yen in Japan ($110,811 USD).  Will the US market Premium car be able to be under $100,000? In 2008-2009 the conversion was about 110-100 yen to a dollar. As you can see, this is a huge change on a $70k car. 9,450,000 yen at the 110 yen to a dollar rate would be around $85,900 USD. At 100 yen to a dollar $94,500.

New Rays wheels are 6.6 lbs lighter , and stronger than the 2009-2011 GT-R wheels, taking a total of 26.4 lbs of unsprung, rotating weight off the 2012 GT-R.

Head over to GT-R Blog for some more detailed pictures, and some more upcoming information on the engine changes.

Source: GT-R Blog

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Item Reviewed: 2012 Nissan GT-R Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris