• Sep 30th 2010 at 10:40AM
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2012 Nissan GT-R – Click above for high-res image gallery

Well look what we found tucked away in a glass-enclosed corner of the Nissan stand. What you're looking at is the 2012 Nissan GT-R, complete with a fascia comprised of a restyled bumper, air-intakes and LED daytime running lamps. A new diffuser pulled from the SpecM is mounted out back, along with new lightweight wheels that may or may not be included in the final package. Our insider wouldn't give us any details on power increases, but they did say we should keep an eye out for an official announcement in the coming months.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      to the stupid people who its just looking the led... GTR its not about exterior, they been working a lot on the chasis, even more they are calling it DBAR35 instead the current CBAR35 ...Ive seen a lot of reinforsment on the struts and inside chasis, etc
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dig the new interior color.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This car is becoming the Acura/Honda NSX of the 2000s. It was touted by the press as the premier supercar from Japan. The giant killer. The game changer. It has the performance to back up the claims. But in the end, the market hasn't seemed very accepting of these cars. There are the believers that desire them, but the cars are not really selling. Meanwhile, each subsequent release of the car is a refinement, slight modification, slight evolution from the previous model. The fact that the 2012 version of this car is "tucked away in a glass-enclosed corner" speaks volumes. I'll be curious to see what Nissan does with the GT-R, but it's on pace to get the NSX's initial big splash followed by a quiet 15 year run before it fades away into oblivion.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You took the words right out of my mouth. I'm not in love with this car, however I really like when any manufacturer builds a performance machine. It really is a shame.
        • 4 Years Ago
        MrWhy is right,

        NSX was a tremendous value when it first came out, chasing down Ferraris at a fraction of the price. It not being updated is what made legitimized the high prices of newer Ferrari's towards the end of the NSX's life... the updated F-cars were faster.

        Nissan is making sure they update the GT-R every time the 911 Turbo gets an update. That's what'll keep the young entrepreneurs buying it as they become able to afford it.


        All 911 models only get minor facelifts too. Its the mechanical updates that are important to these cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        except the GTR is in its 4th generation and the NSX was only refreshed twice..



        (that is not including the 70's GTRs b/c they were a different type of car)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Problem being, the NSX didn't have the huge price charge of their diff fluid being changed.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd still prefer an NSX.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't like the LED light strip.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think you meant 'Faceplanted' 2012 Nissan GT-R.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ahh they just killed it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The front corner detailing is kind of nice, but overall, it's still as ugly as ever.

      Did they ever get those fragile transmissions fixed?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Think you meant to ask: have the owners stopped doing 6k launches and then crying when nissan wouldn't pay to fix their transmissions? :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Still ugly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The GTR isnt a pretty car.. it looks cut up and boxed up..

      In the main pic the hood looks way over sized and ill proportioned.. idk what it is but the front windshield.. just the whole top of the car seems like it doesn't belong.. like it was placed on top and not designed with the car.

      I can see why some people call it ugly. Those shiny rims gotta go btw.. ugh
      • 4 Years Ago
      not sure this face-lift helped any
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. Still unattractive. Technology is impressive, but in the end I still have to say, "Please go away, obese ricer dream car."
      • 4 Years Ago
      The front end still looks like a catfish. A shame, because I like the rest of the exterior. Those LED lights below the headlights look so tacky and--well, tacked on.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i know where at least one ex-Pontiac designer is working....
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