Spy Photos of the 2014 Nissan GT-R Were Caught on the Nürburgring
Nissan is dedicated to continually improving their flagship Nissan GT-R supercar which each year that passes. That fact has become obvious as we’ve seen improved models roll out one after the next, year after year. Well, Nissan and their GT-R team–headed by the brilliant designer and engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno–are hard at work again.
With the 2013 GT-R just now releasing, it doesn’t appear that the GT-R crew are resting on their laurels. Building on the visual changes seen on the 2013 Nissan GT-R, it looks like the Nissan crew are also working on improving the vehicle’s performance. The biggest change is the purported rise in HP to almost 600bhp, from the current model’s rating of 545bhp. This extra HP will certainly help keep the GT-R the vehicle to beat in the world market.
Of course, these changes will almost certainly also bump up the cost to match the price. At a current price of about $96,000 one could very easily assume that the 2014 model will cross the $100k threshold. However, if past models are any indication, GT-R buyers will not mind the price bump when they compare it to the vehicular gains they’ll receive.
In addition to this bump in HP, there are certain to be other performance gains as well. The 2014 model caught testing clearly incorporates some of the aerodynamic and front fascia upgrades of the 2013 model, and has maybe even improved on them. There’s certain to be some improvements to the hardware included, and, most likely Mizuno and crew will work on putting the GT-R on a bit of a diet in effort to trim it down from its current 2013 curb weight of 3,825 pounds.
Building a lighter, or even same weight GT-R, with an extra 50 or so HP would make for quite an impressive vehicle off the lot in any price range, and, when compared to the vehicles against which it competes performance-wise, the potential $100k+ price tag seems like an absolute bargain. Having already embraced the need for improved interior look and feel with their Black package also, performance gains seem to be the only place for the GT-R to go next, and as it stands at current, it seems like the sky is the limit.
Whatever the case, it’s exciting to follow the Nissan GT-R and see what improvements the Mizuno team make each and every year.
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