2012 Nissan GT-R Overview with Specs

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  1. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    2012 Nissan GT-R Overview


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    The 2012 Nissan GT-R continues as a multi-dimensional performance machine that lives up to the concept of “the ultimate supercar that can be driven by anyone, anytime, anywhere.” Its Premium Midship platform was created expressly for use with the GT-R.
    The Premium Midship platform enables the use of a world’s first independent rear trans-axle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system, which optimizes weight distribution and handling capability. This layout places the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle, without the use of traditional torque tubes, allowing the suspension to operate independently and optimizing tire grip at each corner.


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    Under the hood, the Nissan GT-R again features its advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6, now producing 530 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 448 lb-ft of torque from 3,200 to 6,000 rpm, while meeting ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) standards. The engine features innovative plasma-sprayed bores replacing cast iron liners for reduced friction, lighter weight, enhanced cooling, power output and fuel efficiency; a symmetrical independent intake and exhaust manifold system featuring twin high-performance IHI turbochargers; a secondary air management system for improved cold-start emissions performance; a thermostatically controlled oil-cooling system; an oil scavenger pump to maintain oil flowing to the turbochargers; and a lateral wet and dry sump oiling system. All GT-R engines are hand-assembled in a clean room environment at the Nissan Yokohama engine plant.
    The VR38DETT is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race car-like speeds. The sequential-shifting transaxle features separate wet clutches for the odd (1,3,5) and even (2,4,6) gears and pre-selects the next highest and next lowest gear for immediate shifts. It also features Hill Start Assist for easy starts on uphill inclines.
    Contributing to overall vehicle balance and low center of gravity, the unique offset input and reaction shaft design of the rear trans-axle enables a shorter design profile versus a typical manual transmission, moving the concentration of powertrain weight lower in the vehicle.
    Putting the power to the ground is an electronically controlled ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system specifically developed for GT-R. The rear drive-biased system can vary torque split from 0:100 to 50:50 depending on speed, lateral acceleration, steering angles, tire slip, road surface and yaw rate. Of note is a special GT-R-specific yaw-rate feedback control, which measures the differences between the target yaw rate calculated from steering angle and actual yaw rate detected by the yaw-rate sensor and G sensor to adjust torque bias.
    GT-R’s handling duties are managed by a sophisticated 4-wheel independent suspension system mounted to high-precision six-point front and rear sub-frames. The front suspension geometry has also been modified for 2012 to provide more balanced handling. A special Bilstein DampTronic driver adjustable shock absorber system utilizes multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces and high level of control for a variety of driving situations. The DampTronic system features three driver selectable settings – Normal; Comfort, for maximum suspension compliance; or “R,” for ultimate handling. The same three-stage adjustability is also available for the VDC system and transmission shift operation.
    Stopping power is again provided by Brembo® monoblock six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers with enlarged 15.4-inch front (verses the previous 15.0) and 15.0-inch rear Brembo full-floating cross-drilled two-piece rotors and low-steel high-stiffness brake pads that minimize fade and provide intense stopping performance. The calipers utilize race car-style radial mounting to minimize caliper flex during extreme braking.
    GT-R-specific lightweight forged 20-inch wheels, with special knurling to assist with securing the tires during hard acceleration or braking, are wrapped with new Dunlop® SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT ultra high performance run-flat tires filled with nitrogen, sized 255/40ZRF20 front and 285/35ZRF20 rear. Optional Dunlop® SP 7010 all-season run-flat tires are offered as part of the Cold Weather Package.
     
  2. Codename.47

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    Full Specs:

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  3. gagan_singh

    gagan_singh Super Moderator

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    this car is just plain amazing.
     
  4. Codename.47

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    exactly bro.. do u see many of them in canada?
     
  5. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    This car proves, that a car doesnt need to be ridiculously expensive in order to be fast, many believe that this is the perfect car, in terms of drivability, power, vehicle behavior and dynamics, the cars of yesteryears(skylines) were very ahead of their times, and so is this one, its very well made, its not overly dramatic but it pushes the boundaries of whats possible, a guy i know who drove it told me that when going into the corner 'the car just grips endlessly and then when you shove it on your way out, the surge of power is overwhelming, because most of the torque is developed at low rpm, its like in this car, everything was thought about, you take it on a track and its a track car, but the surprising thing is that when you take it on a highway, it becomes a long distance cruiser, comfortable and involving to drive', thats what i like about this car, it doesn't shout 'supercar', it lets its performance do the talking..!
     
  6. Codename.47

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    Yes I agree
    This is really a good sports car or I must say a super car and well priced.
    Its comfortable plus modern technical design,spacious,fast and it has all the necessary things that a person can ask for. Plus the all wheel drive system makes it even more better, more grip on the road. I have personally have seen many of these passing our building. They look fantastic. I would really love to drive one of those.
     
  7. gagan_singh

    gagan_singh Super Moderator

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    not many man, but the first person to buy it in Brampton was a brown guy, he was in the newspaper. lol
     
  8. Codename.47

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    hahah punjabi or south indian
     
  9. gagan_singh

    gagan_singh Super Moderator

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    dont really care, to most of the white guys here, if ur brown ur Indian. you could be hindu, punjabi, pakistani, tamel, dont matter to them much.
     

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