Mississauga, Ontario – The Nissan GT-R will receive a boost of 15 horsepower and suspension refinements for the 2013 model year, Nissan has announced.

“The 2013 Nissan GT-R once again sends a bold statement that it remains on the leading edge of international sports car design, technology and performance,” said Judy Wheeler, director of marketing for Nissan Canada. “It’s our desire to keep pushing the envelope, to never settle for second-best or second place, a philosophy that makes Nissan GT-R one of the most coveted and affordable supercars in the world today.”

Refinements include improved intake efficiency, reduced airflow resistance including an enlarged intercooler air intake duct, and improved exhaust emissions efficiency. Horsepower rises to 545 from 530, and torque increases to 463 lb-ft from 448 lb-ft. Transmission shift feel and quietness have been refined through a strengthened design of the shift fork arm and a firmer fixing bearing for the flywheel housing, and high-performance differential oil, used in GT-R motorsports competition, is now standard for production models.

The suspension has been retuned and a handmade dry carbon rear spoiler has been added to the Black Edition model. The 2013 GT-R will go on sale in January 2012.

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