That’d be a completely new car, but the GTR is under on its most significant revamp since the r35 version debuted in 2009. Given its credentials, it wasn’t a whole lot of room for improvement in the performance department. So he’s on engineers instead, decided to put the majority of the reference into the GT qualities of the GTR, but before we get to the practical enhancements, let’s touch on the performance updates. 3.8 liter twin-turbo v6 has been retuned ever so slightly to put up 565 horsepower, and 460 seven pound feet of torque gains of 20 and 4 respectively.
Welcome result of the retuning efforts is a wider power band complemented by a more seamless transition to the mid-range. The six-speed dual-clutch automatic has been refined, as well transmission engagement from the stop, now feels more akin to that of a traditional automatic. The one to shift has been smoothed out considerably and unlike before, your changes at low speeds, no longer sound like thunder clap.
ON THE TRACK
Now let’s see how old this translates to a track environment. That more than thirty nine hundred pounds the GTR is by no means light that it finds its way well like me. Parts of the front structure of in step in to help quickly and turn in and the steering has been recalibrated for reader’s straight line stability and precision. The steering actually feels a bit softer almost watered down compared to the previous generation, just great for highway cruising and driving around town, but not is engaging on the racetrack. Design claims that virtually all of the aesthetic revisions were aimed at improving airflow to the engine and increasing down force. Going about 20 miles an hour right now and everything it’s fine i’ll take their word for. It another nice touch is that the panel sippers have been relocated from the column to the steering wheel, so you don’t have to take your hands off the steering wheel of your hundred and ten thousand dollar GTR during your chances. No changes were made in the all-wheel-drive system or the brakes but then, were needed.
IN THE STREET
This is, where the GTRs made some huge strides, ride quality and comfort mode it’s actually a bit smoother than that of a Porsche 911 and thanks to an acoustically control front windshield, was canceling microphones and reduced exhaust drone the cabin is impressively quiet, for this class of car.
Published: Patrik Jonsson