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The 2014 Nissan GT-R has been officially revealed, bringing with it revised styling and the promise of refined comfort and quality.

Coming only 12 months after the 2013 model update, the 2014 Nissan GT-R marks the first time a new model hasn’t come with an improvement in performance claims.

This means the 2014 GT-R matches the 2013 model in claiming a 2.7sec 0-100km/h time – down 0.1 from the 2012 model – from its 404kW/628Nm twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 engine.

2014 Nissan GT-R-6

New adaptive high-intensity LED headlights headline the exterior revisions, automatically adapting their angle according to speed. New four-ringed, or stovetop, tail-lights have also been added freshening up the rear.

Inside, a new pale ivory trim option joins a leather-trimmed steering wheel and part-aniline leather seats in a cabin claimed to feel more premium with improved quality.

With the intention of making the GT-R more refined and comfortable, Nissan has retuned the suspension for a more “sophisticated” and “smoother” ride while still claiming to improve grip and stability.

2014 Nissan GT-R-5

Modifications to the front stabiliser spring rates, bush links and the Japanese supercar’s electronically controlled shock-absorber valves, are also claimed to have reduced minute vibrations and road noise. New 20-inch Dunlop tyres have also been added.

The braking system has been recalibrated to provide a firmer, more linear pedal feel at everyday speeds, while the steering has been fine-tuned to “reduce the effort required for in-town manoeuvres”.

A new Gold Flake Red Pearl body colour joins the existing colour palette and an optional carbonfibre rear wing is also available. Attaching to a carbonfibre boot lid, the combination is said to weigh half as much as the pairing of the standard items.

2014 Nissan GT-R-10

The 2014 Nissan GT-R is due to go on sale in Japan from December 2 before reaching local shores in March 2014. Australian pricing and specifications will be confirmed closer to launch.

For something more extreme, the hi-po 441kW/652Nm Nissan GT-R Nismo, a car just unveiled at the Tokyo motor show, will launch in Japan in February.

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