Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Executive Motoring: More Power for Nissan GT-R

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Executive Motoring: More Power for Nissan GT-R

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Byline: Steve Hughes

NO sooner has production of Nissan's high-performance GT-R got under way than the newcomer is being modified to make it even more potent - and costly.

The car has experienced Nissan's Japanese practice of kaizen, which is the art of continuous improvement in the eternal pursuit of perfection.

After years of research and development, the company reckoned it had the ultimate sports car ready for production, only to find room for some additional tweaks as the first models rolled off the assembly line.

The result is that new GT-Rs ordered now for delivery after the first batch next April will have an extra five horsepower from the electronically-enhanced 3.8-litre V6 twin turbo engine, taking output to a new high of 485bhp. There are gun metal grey coloured seven-spoke alloy wheels for the standard and Premium Edition models, while the Black Edition gets the same wheels in black.

There is also a new pearl white body colour called Storm, which is an eye-catching, deep white to replace the original pearl white which is less vivid. …

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