The Nissan GT-R is an impressive piece of machinery on a number of levels, but perhaps most astounding is the fact that it's performance continues to improve year over year. If the rumors kicking around NAGTROC forums are to be believed, that trend will continue for the 2013 model. Nissan reportedly held a European press event at the Nürburgring where the company unveiled some of its plans for the next-generation supercar. Thanks to new engine mapping, a revised intake and exhaust, the 2013 Nissan GT-R may produce as much as 570 horsepower – around 40 more ponies than the current variant. In addition, the transmission and suspension mapping will also receive minor adjustments.

Underneath, the vehicle will likely sport new aero tweaks for better cooling and efficiency, and the report suggests that the 2013 model will be even cleaner than its predecessors, emissions-wise. Don't expect any aesthetic adjustments, however. The model is expected to sally forth with no new color options or visual changes, though both the Premium Black and Egoist editions are anticipated to be available worldwide.


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      Peter T
      • 3 Years Ago
      Comparing it to all of the other cars with +500hp cars (i.e the mustang, zo6, camaro, etc.): you can have as much horsepower as you want but you wont be able to use all of those horses very efficiently and with a lot of control on the track (refer to Motor Trend's 11 car drag race or the nurburgring times). With its specs and performance I don't see why people don't consider godzilla a supercar, it out performs other supercars. The only non-supercar feature of the car is the price!
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Peter T
        In all the threads and comments I have read about the GT-R I have never seen anyone use the sports axiom, "stats are for losers." To me people arguing for the GT-R based on stats sounds like such a weak argument. I would not say that just for the GT-R either though. When the differences are a few tenths of a second when considering 3-4 second 0-60 times maybe a few seconds when comparing large track times, all the differences in those stats just make me think, "stats are for losers." If you were racing and making actual money based on being able to go a few tenths of a second faster, I could understand it. However, all the arguments on blogs over a few tenths of a second and saying this car is better than that car because of it to me is total nonsense. If anyone with $100k cash to buy a car makes his/her buying decision based on a stat sheet and a few theoretical tenths of a second achieved by a pro driver in closed conditions, I cannot think of a worse factor to make one's buying decision on. I would bet in real life no one does anyway. People who have $100k now or have already dropped $100k (+) on a car, what was the biggest factor in making your decision? I would guess for sure the deciding factor was an emotional one, totally devoid of stats. For people who do not have $100k, if someone handed you $100k and said you had to buy a car, the one you think for sure you would buy right now (not having the money) may not be the one you would actually ultimately buy, especially if you have never test driven a GT-R, a 911 S, a ZR1, a Jaguar XKR-S, an M5, who knows what one would actually do with their $100k? Just remember, "stats are for losers." To paraphrase Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay Buc's head coach, "Stars are for losers, so you keep looking at stats, we'll keep having fun driving our cars [actually quote 'we'll keep looking at wins']"
          Peter T
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jason
          Obviously this car isn't intended for everyone...people do buy other cars for other reasons: a civic for fuel efficiency, a F-150 for work, and an Aston Martin for luxury, the list goes on. People have their preferences. And I'm not praising this car as the best car in the world for there are other cars that can out perform the GT-R. There are reasons why people talk about this car, not just for it's 0-60 time, but its ability to compete real racing events such as the Super GT, GT3 racing, and many other series. This car is similar to the Porsche GT3, its a race car inspired car designed to be street legal. And car companies do build their cars for stats; take Bugatti, Hennessey, Koeniseegg, and SSC for example, all they do is build cars for bragging rights.
          clquake
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jason
          I haven't heard of any dealership that lets you test drive these type of cars, maybe the M5.
          Jason
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jason
          @clquake -- really? So if you never owned or drove a Porsche, GT-R, Corvette before, how would you know which one you liked best before buying? I am even more curious now for how first time buyers make their decisions if you cannot even test drive these types of cars.
          jawnath1n
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jason
          Having recently just committed to purchasing (I'm picking it up on Saturday) a relatively expensive high performance car, the biggest trigger for me was the 'emotional response' and 'driving experience' that the car can deliver while meeting my needs. I'm a bit of a performance junkie (I do HPDEs, Autocrosses, etc), so stats are actually a big deal, but not as important as the driving experience that I desire from the vehicle. Fortunately I've been exposed to enough performance cars in various environments to know what traits I'm looking for, and that helps me find the car I want. I don't have to test drive everything to know whether or not I want to buy it. I already have a daily driver, so practicality or 4 seats/doors wasn't a big deal to me. I desired something light weight, powerful, and RWD. For example, while an M5 is a sweet ride, it is far too heavy and wouldn't deliver the sports car feel I'm looking for, I want RWD, so a GT-R wasn't a serious contender, etc. Anyway, for me, all about the driving experience I wanted with stats being secondary to that. Go Bucs!
          Rotation
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jason
          You can test drive any car you are serious about buying.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please oh please Nissan make a "baby GTR" or a modern version of what the Skyline used to be, before it turned into what is now sold in the US as the G37. Basically the GTR with all the technology, but without the power.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        What about all the power and without the tech? Would be a laugh to drive
      mitytitywhitey
      • 3 Years Ago
      For all the "this car is too heavy" comments... too heavy for what? Anyone pay attention to the One Lap of America 2011? A GT-R can keep its sat-nav and be fully street legal and run a complete sweep of all the road courses for the win. It's not like the guys that race this car even go for complete weight loss. Nor did the winning team have any mechanical issues, nor did they burn through tires too fast... nothing. Again... too heavy for what exactly? 100-160mph runs? Really don't care over here, but thanks anyway. I GUARANTEE the ones saying "the GT-R needs to lose weight, be RWD and have a manual... and a V8 and a supercharger" are still going to prefer their fanboy dream Corvette anyway.... i.e. it makes NO sense whatsoever for Nissan to build... another Corvette. That car exists already.
      Rotation
      • 3 Years Ago
      How about less weight please? The power is good, the drivetrain is good (although there's too much of it), it's really time to work on the bulk.
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 3 Years Ago
      the gt-r after that will have twin mounted cannons and an oil slick generator.
      patrialuvien
      • 3 Years Ago
      Egoist coming to NA finally? Now we can all get to have the chance to add $80k+ to our car to include exclusive interior refinement, carbon fiber wing, light alloy rims.. interior color choices... some special color changing emblem on the steering wheel? I could think of a lot of things you could improve on a GT-R that would matter with $80k, but I guess that model is not for us anyways.
      4X4fear
      • 3 Years Ago
      Japanese missile is coming stronger with a huge demolition!
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the GTRs, but the leases are INSANE. like.....1800 bucks a month with no money down, plus taxes and fees. I will just look on swapalease.com and wait. It will happen. If not, I will gladly get a G37x with a VQ37 twin turbo modification which will boost the car too about 550 wo the wheels. An Apex big brake kit, Bilstiens dampers and Coil-overs. Strip all of the badging off. Instant sleeper.
      Lemon
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the best time to be a car enthusiast. I'm not a huge GT-R fan but news of faster cars is NEVER a bad thing! Bring on the POWER!
      Sean Morris
      • 3 Years Ago
      The 2012 is already up at 90K. Still at that price, the cars it goes up against, like the recent Road and Track article are the 2.7 million dollar Bugatti Super Sport, and the $160k Porsche Turbo S. No one wants manual transmission. If they did, they would sell better. It might be sad, but its true. The future for emissions, as much as speed is a dual clutch gearbox. Weight, well its heavy. If it had less stuff in it, it would weigh less, but then even less people would buy them. Some more 2013 pictures and details. Normal and the track edition. http://www.2009gtr.com/2011/09/2013-nissan-gt-r-more-details-revealed.html
        sExY aZz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sean Morris
        90k for a Nissan ****. a Manuel could bring it back down to 80no ones buying it now i think they sell around 100-200 cars a month its not an exotic it should be selling 15,000 a year and 911s sell 30,000 a year and most of those are Manuel. but back to the gtr its
          deeeznuuuts83
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sExY aZz
          Who is Manuel and what does he have to do with the GT-R? Oh wait, do you mean MANUAL?
          mrpinto
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sExY aZz
          perhaps English isn't his first language and it's spelled manuel in whatever language he does speak. Quit being a grammar nazi - you know full well what he meant.
      lewazzinaroillus
      • 3 Years Ago
      much as i sincerely do HATE this car, i actually have to gave it it's kudo's for what it is,..a very very fast computer generated sheer speed machine,...just not my cup of tea,...i want a manual transmission in my sportscars, so i can feel i'm at least a little involved in the driving process,....what this car has accomplished is that it has forced other high end car manufactures to have to make their cars better,i.e porsche esp., since this car was directly pitched againt the porsche 911 turbo, by which nissan benchmarked it,....sales have been perhaps dissapointing to nissan,...[people who can afford this car actually do hesitate to spend 100,000 dollars on a nissan,...but they do muster up 100 sales a month nationwide,..versus 600 porsche 911 sales at the same price point,...proving that people are badge snobs....,.not great for nissan, but nissan so far hasn't killed it off, so they must be satisfied...],...i feel it's quite an automated supercar that beats everything short of porsches turbo s and the bugatti veyron,...[sorry ferrari fan boys, but this car really is faster],...so, while not my particular thing, it has proven to be a good thing as a game changer,...forcing others to up their game...
      Mbukukanyau
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car performance is impressive, but its still a fat pig with some warranty voiding capabilities.
        Varcity
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mbukukanyau
        It has NO warranty voiding capabilities. Do your homework, launching the car does nothing to the warranty.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Varcity
          If it breaks the car, then you take it to the dealership for warranty work, they will void the warranty if they find out that you were overdriving the car.
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