The mighty Nissan GT-R is often described as the Godzilla of the supercar world. This Japanese terror has costlier rivals tossing and turning in their plush linen, with its bolt-like performance and relatively competitive price.
Nissan announced the upgraded 2015 GT-R, which packs a number of enhancements inside and out. And it seems that the automaker has gone to some length to infuse a more premium feel into their halo car. For starters, it has what they deem a more “mature” suspension setup – with the priority leaning to comfort and refinement. Noise, vibration and harshness levels are also said to be reduced. The transmission has been muzzled a bit more too, claims Nissan. Stopping power comes in the form of a Brembo system with floating rotors. On the styling front the changes are subtle, but those with keen eyes will spot them. Those headlamps for example gain some mascara-like LEDs, plus there’s more jewelry in the grille area.
But things remain the same in the power department. Not that it needed to be addressed in any case. Power is still courtesy of a 3.8-litre, turbocharged V6 engine which is good for 397kW and 628Nm of torque. It shoves the GT-R to 100km/h in an expedient 2.9 seconds all the way to a top speed of 315km/h. As before, this grunt gets shoved to all four wheels, shifted by Nissan’s six-speed, dual-clutch transmission. And assisting the driver in exploiting this mammoth power output is a mechanical limited slip differential. And finally, you might be pleased to know that with all these revisions, the price has gone up by a reasonable R15 000.
Mind you, it’ll cost R1 490 000 to put the standard example in the garage. Strangely Nissan charges a full R51 000 extra if you want red leather upholstery. While the top-tier Black Edition costs R1 542 000.