Or a particular brand of the Nissan GT-R’s computer-controlled, emotionless as speed, you can not just blame his performance, he headache rack up numbers faster than Oprah’s auditors on 14 April.
With the GT-R finally to America for model year 2009, we immediately called the car of the year. But it was not perfect, we accepted when we have our highest award and we are again as we the GT-R to leave after one year in our Four Seasons fleet. Yet we remain impressed by its performance.
Page from the evil-looking upper grille, marketing-driven, all changes to the aerodynamics. The 2012 GT-R glides through the air with a drag coefficient of just 0.26, compared to 0.27, with a claimed improvement in output by ten percent. The large opening and a better air circulation results in an additional air circulation patterns, which in combination with a higher thermostat, coolant temperature drops to 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) at a constant 300 km / h (186 mph) according to Nissan.
The revised 2012 GT-R has a number of changes under the hood. Power of 485 hp was at 6400 rpm was increased to 530 hp at the same speed. The maximum torque, formerly min £ 434 Nm at 3200 rpm, is currently £ 448-m at a much higher 5200 rpm. Do not be dramatically higher speeds lead you into thinking the new car was no longer working. Unchanged with IHI turbo, the engine feels the same, only stronger. Higher maximum turbodruk (up from 10.8 to 13 psi psi) and a better breathing (thanks to Turbo larger bays and less restrictive exhaust and catalyst), a team with revised engine management to provide the maximum torque and the speed with which they increase occur.
It is a sad reality that 0-to-60-mph time for car sales, so it is important for Nissan possible to determine the best number. In fact, if you are dealing with so much power, the most important factor in achieving an impressive number to start. Model year 2009 GT-R with a 4000 start-up-4500-rpm clutch dump (Launch Control Version 1 or LC1 as fans have called it). But after a series of warranty claims for damage resulting from abuse, the function of model year 2010 cars were removed. These vehicles were LC2, which actually was not a launch control system at all more, only 2,000 rpm or so of clutch slip before been away from the line. Model year 2011 cars had LC3, the minimum starting speed to be related to the 3200 to 3.300 rpm.
The 2012 GT-R uses the fourth generation of launch control, or what we call LC4-Nissan calls it to start with R-mode. Blame the lawyers. However, LC1 as she works with stability control in R mode, it will not void the warranty (no transmission losses, which comes with stability control turned fully in every GT-R is not covered under warranty.) Even if LC1, the engine speed to 4000-4500 rpm for the start, but a hard link dump, the link is more gradual to prevent spinning.
Although there is a great performance bargain, the GT-R is still not perfect. Unlike the world’s best sports cars, so much fun at 15 mph on its 150 km / h, the GT-R comes alive only at the border. His journey is brutal, indifferent drive and the engine does not make much noise you with super sports cars. Its dual-clutch transaxle, although improved over the original version, still clunk and bang and it only works best at full throttle. (Fortunately, the center has opened new programming coupling at very low speed maneuver, avoiding the driveline binding, the park of the previous GT-R is hard to smooth.)
Perfect or not, the GT-R gets the show even more suitable as a direct result of the Nissan spent so much time on the German Autobahn and North Loop. Nissan has now only to pull his team to Italy to focus on injecting a little charm in the car.