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Since Nissan launched the original R35 GT-R supercar back in late 2007, the car has been subjected to a program of continuous improvement that culminated with the launch of the ‘Series II’ model earlier this year.
Nissan shows no sign of slowing down, however, with the company announcing today the release of the latest version of its GT-R, which goes on sale on December 7 in Japan and is scheduled to go on sale in other global markets beginning next spring.
The updated GT-R receives a number of enhancements, including a revised navigation system, recalibrated suspension settings and an improved-flow exhaust system. The latest revisions also include a new HDD-based navigation system with enhanced entertainment functions, plus a USB port with iPod connectivity.
In addition, the GT-R’s suspension has been retuned to offer enhanced, premium quality ride comfort, while still providing the driver with a feeling of direct contact with the road surface. The accuracy of the front shock absorbers and springs has been increased and the stiffness of rear suspension radius rod bushings has been strengthened. Rear diffusers with cooling ducts, previously available only on the SpecV, have been expanded to non-SpecV models, improving cooling performance around the rear floor area.
The exclusive SpecV model, meanwhile, receives revised rear shock absorber settings, as well as Dunlop tires. The previously standard Bridgestone tires are available as a factory-installed option.
Finally, both the standard GT-R and SpecV achieve improved low- and mid-range engine response, thanks to newly adopted hexagonal meshed catalyst cells that reduce airflow resistance in the exhaust system.