New 2011 Nissan GT-R revealed

Official unveil of 2011 model year Nissan GT-R performance car, with more power and better aerodynamics

Nissan has officially revealed its 2011 model year GT-R. The main enhancements are in the engine bay, with the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 now putting out 523bhp at 6400rpm and 451lb ft at 3200rpm.  Fuel economy has also been improved through a reduced drag co-efficient (0.27 to 0.26), modification of the boost pressure and a tweaked exhaust system. No official figures have been released, though, so the gain over the current 22.8mpg may be negligible.  There are also larger front brake discs (now 390mm), a new Dunlop Sport Maxx tyre and lighter Rays forged alloys in ‘Hyper Blue Black Chrome’. These changes, combined with bodywork alterations such as a new front bumper and rectifier fins (which improve downforce by 10 per cent),  have contributed to a Nordschleife lap time of 7min20sec, or six seconds quicker than the existing GT-R.  The alterations are less comprehensive inside, with the main additions being the use of magnesium for the DSG paddle shifters and some dashings of chrome. Changes to the exterior cosmetics include the introduction of two new colours, Daytona Blue and Metallic Black.            The GT-R is currently only offered in one trim level and is now available in Nissan High Performance Centres priced at £69,950, a rise of £10,005 over the outgoing model.

Nissan GT-R v Bugatti Veyron story and video

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Nissan GT-R v Porsche 911 GT3

Join evo's Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages

Recommended

Visit/nissan/gtr/21433/production-spec-nissan-gt-r50-by-italdesign-revealed
Nissan GT-R coupe

Production-spec Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign revealed

20 May 2020

Most Popular

Visit/ferrari/203127/ferrari-omologata-revealed-latest-bespoke-commission-a-v12-super-coupe
Ferrari

Ferrari Omologata revealed – latest bespoke commission a V12 super coupe

One-off Ferrari Omologata revealed with bespoke body 789bhp V12 engine
25 Sep 2020
Visit/porsche/panamera/203126/porsche-panamera-turbo-s-2020-review
Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera Turbo S 2020 review 

Monster straight-line pace and impressive handling, but the Panamera sweet spot is found elsewhere
26 Sep 2020
Visit/bmw/m3-saloon/20529/all-new-bmw-m3-competition-revealed-an-icon-reborn
BMW M3 saloon

All-new BMW M3 Competition revealed – an icon reborn

This is the all-new BMW M3 Competition saloon which will join the M4 Competition coupe in BMW M’s new M3/4 family
23 Sep 2020
Visit/lamborghini/203125/lamborghini-boss-stefano-domenicali-named-new-f1-ceo
Lamborghini

Lamborghini boss Stefano Domenicali named new F1 CEO

Lamborghini’s CEO to take charge of F1 from 2021.
25 Sep 2020