So, which new GT-R is which? The below snapshot is very helpful in understanding the new GT-R.
The 2014 Nissan GT-R is hugely revised, and arriving in American Nissan stores in the next month or two.
Very exciting LED revisions are joined by richer cabin styles, redesigned aerodynamics, far more power, and three distinctly-tuned trim levels: Premium, Black and Track.
The 2015 GT-R NISMO arrives in
early Summer 2014 to the U.S. – but most of its major improvements are helping the 2014 model to be sharper and comfier at the same time.
What a huge, huge week of car news it has been. With dueling auto shows in LA and Tokyo vying for the same column inches, there are bound to be great concepts and ideas that are not explored deeply enough.
Such is the GT-R. As if anyone could ever fully understand the GT-R… we car guys generally must know the details on a model-year basis.
Both 2014 and 2015 GT-Rs Include These Change Highlights:
All new LED lighting for up front
LED DRL: NEW
Triple LED Lowbeam: New
Single LED Matrix Highbeam: New)
New Rear Combination LED lighting [Brakes, Running lights, Spoiler CHMSL, Solid LED quad rings (No more dots)]
Revised Aerodynamics and Rigidity From New Rear Bulkhead and Carbon-fiber Reinforcements
Revised Engine Management/Data Transfer Improvements
Just 2014 Nissan GT-R (Black Edition, Premium, Track)
New Wheels, Tires, Damptronic Bilsteins
550 Horsepower (Japanese Market)
Just 2015 GT-R NISMO:
Lower red-accented spoilers/down-force package redesign
Front chin vents
Carbon-backed seats, NISMO interior
Revised front wings
Sill spats front, middle, rear
Single-piece rear exhaust outlets (dual chamber per side)
Rear wheel-well vents
NISMO-tuned Damptronic suspension settings/traction management
600 Horsepower (Japanese Market)
Hopefully this makes sense of the new GT-R lineup for you.
We have an email drafted to our pals in Tennessee and will confirm this is, indeed, the case right after the Thanksgiving holiday. Such a huge week of Nissan news: we have not even covered the IDx and IDx NISMO concepts, which revive the 70s glam of street-racing GT-R Skylines.
Check out the new NISMO HQ building and tell me these guys are not awesome.
New Nissan GT-R – LED Lighting Gallery
2014 Nissan GT-R – Exterior Gallery
2014 Nissan GT-R – Interior Gallery
2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO – Exterior Gallery
2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO – Interior Gallery
The GT-R is available now as a 2014 model, with pricing starting from $99,590. Cruise over here to build your own 2014 GT-R!
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