Nissan Announces New Nissan GT-R

Geschrieben am 24-10-2007

Tokyo (ots/PRNewswire) -

- New Dimensional Multi-Performance Supercar Available in Early
December in Japan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced the launch of the Nissan
GT-R, a new multi-dimensional performance machine that lives up to
the concept of "an ultimate supercar enjoyable to anyone, anywhere,
at anytime". The 480PS twin-turbo GT-R features a newly developed
Premium Midship package, including the world's first independent
transaxle 4WD developed independently by Nissan. GT-R will be
available mainly through Nissan High Performance Centers nationwide
in Japan on December 6th.

GT-R was developed with a new understanding and appreciation of
the Earth's natural forces - gravity, inertial force and aerodynamics
- and translates those forces into a completely new design,
maximizing tire grip and airflow.

Basic vehicle dynamics and integration with the driver have also
been examined, resulting in new componentry and creating a
Human-Machine Interface (HMI) never seen before in the marketplace.
All of these theories have been integrated to balance "speed and
efficiency," "high-output with environmental mindfulness" and "high
performance and safety."

Taking these factors into account, Nissan created the all-new
Nissan GT-R, which offers advanced high performance for secure and
enjoyable driving free of climatic, road condition or driving
technique limitations. GT-R offers ultimate performance for virtually
every driving situation - whether it be the Nurburgring circuit,
where GT-R holds a top-level vehicle lap record, to snow, rain or
urban areas - all manageable by the GT-R driver through advanced
technology and driving dynamics.

GT-R's unique characteristics are instilled not just in the
vehicle's design, but also through a specialized production process.
Carbon fiber, aluminum and steel components are assembled with a
special high-precision process, which includes a series of vibration
tests. Engines and transmissions are assembled in a "clean room"
environment and upon completion, every GT-R undergoes a battery of
comprehensive tests to ensure the proper operation of all vehicle

To properly support the all-new GT-R, Nissan has established
special Nissan High Performance Centers in Japan, where all certified
advisors and technicians have received extensive training. Total
support for the GT-R owner is offered for the first three years of
ownership, including measurement and adjustment of the engine,
transmission and wheel alignment after the first 1000 km, and again
every 12 months, free of charge.

Packaging and Driveline Suited for a Supercar

The all-new Nissan GT-R uses a Premium Midship package, an all-new
platform which enables the use of the world's first application of an
independent transaxle 4WD system. The transaxle's layout places the
dual-clutch transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear
of the vehicle (instead of the usual front location), which enables
vehicle weight to be evenly distributed throughout the car. This
gives GT-R a superb front-to-rear weight balance, while enhancing leg
and foot space and allowing for an optimal pedal layout.

Under the hood, GT-R features an all-new 3.8-litre twin turbo V6
"VR38" engine, featuring plasma-sprayed bores and a special
twin-turbo exhaust manifold system. A secondary air management system
enables the newly designed powerplant to provide approximately 40kg/m
of torque during ordinary low-rev driving, which provides for an
optimum air-fuel ratio for around-town efficiently and helps GT-R
meet ultra-low emission vehicle (U-LEV) standards in Japan.

GT-R's new engine produces 480PS (353kW) at 6400rpm and maximum
torque of 60kg/m (588Nm) from 3200 to 5200rpm. Putting the power to
the ground is an all-new GR6-type dual clutch transmission, with
paddle shifting and a Borg Warner six-plate dual clutch for direct

Suspension duties are handled through a special Bilstein
DampTronic system, which utilizes all pertinent vehicle information
to provide appropriate damping forces for all situations and helps
maintain a high level of control for straight-line driving,
cornering, and braking.

Braking is essential for a daily-driven supercar and GT-R features
large Brembo full-floating drilled rotors, low steel high stiffness
brake pads and Brembo mono block six-piston front and four-piston
rear calipers, which in combination minimize fade and provide stable
braking. Run-flat tires, exclusively designed for use on GT-R,
balance high grip and all-weather capabilities and a comfortable ride
in all driving situations. The tires are designed to maintain their
integrity for 80km of travel at 80 km/h and also provide a level of
performance after a loss of pressure.

High-Performance Safety and Environmental Technologies

Standard safety equipment includes a pop-up engine hood, system
for enhanced pedestrian safety, driver and front passenger SRS Air
Bag System, front seat belts with tension reducer, front seat belts
with load limiter, and three-point rear seat belts. Driver and front
passenger SRS Side Air Bag System and SRS Curtain Air Bag System are
also offered.

Environmental technologies include extensive work to create an
U-LEV certification in Japan for the 3.8-liter twin turbo engine and
reduced levels of volatile organic compound in the cockpit.

Functional Design - High Performance Aerodynamics and Style

GT-R's styling follows the function over form theory. Every
styling aspect, from the overall design to the smallest details, is
created to maximize the vehicle's driving experience - as well as
suggesting GT-R's "supercar" level of performance. Utilizing advanced
aerodynamics, GT-R's aggressive styling evokes the lines of a
well-trained athlete, combining strong character lines with smooth
and solid areas.

GT-R's body is created with a combination of steel, carbon fiber
and aluminum, providing a unique combination of stiffness and
lightness. GT-R features a low coefficient of drag of 0.27 which
enhances fuel efficiency, which is balanced with high levels of front
and rear downforce, which provides GT-R with enhanced grip in all
weather situations.

The front fenders express power and stability, while the
"aero-blades" on the fenders' leading edges provide optimum airflow
around the tires and along the body. The scoop in the fenders'
trailing edges assist in providing front downforce and optimization
of side airflow. The aggressive front end, with a large hood budge
and single air intake, provides a sophisticated style as well as
undisturbed airflow for power and cooling. New "super wide beam"
headlights feature three additional sub-reflectors (compared to
conventional lights) to give a wider spread to the illumination area.

GT-R's large, four-passenger cabin features a sloping "aero blade
canopy" roofline and curved C-pillar "sword edge," which expresses
the distinctive GT-R identity, as well as facilitating air flow
around the rear of the vehicle. GT-R's hallmark four-ring taillights,
efficient rear spoiler and large, integrated phi 120 exhaust tips,
provides an appropriate rear view of GT-R, as well as optimizing
airflow along the top and under the vehicle.

The high level of advanced technology is evident even in GT-R's
paint - which utilizes a "double clear coat" and "anti-chipping"
process and is painstakingly hand-polished by craftsman. GT-R
features Ultimate Silver as a special new color.

An Interior Suitable for Daily Driving or Supercar Duties

Key to GT-R's usability as a both daily driver and a
high-performance supercar is its interior, which is designed to
balance functionality, safety and comfort.

Sculpted performance bucket seats give the driver and passenger a
comfortable driving experience, and soft pads are utilized on the
lower portion of the instrument panel and doors to give an extra
level of comfort and safety.

The instrument panel surrounds the driver, with all meters and
multi-function meter at a uniform height to minimize the driver's
head movement when traveling at high speeds. A large center-mounted
tachometer, with gear display on its upper right, as well as the
easy-to-read graphics of the display, gives the driver instant
detailed information, essential for the performance nature of the

Functional style is also evident in GT-R - each meter features a
dial plate design that evokes the idea of engaged gears, as well as a
three-dimensional metal-like ring, suggesting the multi-dimensional
performance of the GT-R. A large, metallic-framed center console
features the ergonomically designed shift lever and a red "engine
start" button.

Adjustability is central to the daily-driver nature of the GT-R,
with a special "set-up switch" located in the center of the
instrument panel. This switch enables the driver to adjust
transmission shifts, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control
in three settings - Normal, Comfort or R, the high-performance
setting designed for the GT-R "supercar" application.

A high-speed, high-capacity CARWINGS navigation system is
available in Japan, with a powerful 30GB hard disk drive, features an
easy-to-use touch pad, as well as traditional navigation switches.
The screen interface features not only the navigation system, but
also an enriched entertainment system with a Music Box hard drive,
DVD and CD player, and Bluetooth(R) audio function.

For special use in the GT-R application, the multi-function
display also includes mechanical and driving information for safe
high performance driving, including accelerator opening, brake pedal
pressure, and steering angle. It also includes an "optimal gearshift
map," to encourage economical vehicle operation.

A specially designed BOSE sound system includes two forward-facing
woofers in the rear center armrest area combined with traditional
door speakers. All speakers are mounted in rigid aluminum die cast
panels, which combined with the design of the system itself, provide
sound quality suited for a supercar owner.

For more information, contact:
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Communications CSR Department
Global Communications CSR and IR Division

ots Originaltext: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.de

For more information, contact: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Communications
CSR Department, Global Communications CSR and IR Division,
Tel:+81(0)3-5565-2141, http://press.nissan-global.com/EN


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