October 25, 2007

Nissan unveils new 473-hp GT-R

2008 Nissan GTR
2008 Nissan GTR. Click image to enlarge

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Tokyo, Japan – Nissan Motor Company unveiled the new Nissan GT-R at the Tokyo Motor Show, with a twin-turbocharged V6 and four-wheel drive. The GT-R will be sold mainly through Nissan High Performance Centers.

The GT-R uses a “Premium Midship” package, a more advanced version of the “Front Midship” design used on other Nissan vehicles, and a system Nissan calls the world’s first application of an independent transaxle 4WD system, with the dual-clutch transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle for better weight distribution.

The GT-R also features an all-new 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 which produces 473 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque, and an all-new GR6-type dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifts. The body is a combination of steel, carbon fibre and aluminum and seats four passengers.

At its display at the Tokyo Auto Show, Nissan also unveiled four new concept vehicles, including the electric PIVO 2 city car, Round Box compact convertible, Intima luxury sedan and NV200 commercial vehicle.

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