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by George Skentzos

Leaked official details have emerged on the new 2012 Nissan GT-R which will boast a raft of visual and performance enhancements along with the confirmation of a luxury SpecM variant.

At a glance the exterior boasts several subtle design changes, most notably of which is the new front and rear diffusers integrated into the bumpers, modified side canards at the front and new LED daytime running lights.

These styling changes not only make the GT-R even more aggressive but also improve its drag coefficient from 0.272 to 0.268 while also increasing down force at the rear.

Nissan GT-R fanatics will also be pleased to know that the iconic blue paint option has been reintroduced into the range named Aurora Flare Blue Pearl along with a revised black called Nebula Opal Black.

A new wheel option has also been made available in the form of Rays forged aluminium wheel which cut 3kg off the new GT-R’s unsprung weight at each corner for a total weight saving of 12kg – finished in either a Hyper Blue Black or Hyper Titanium colour.

As far as the Nissan GT-R SpecM is concerned, it appears it will slot just below the new SpecV model in price although it sports an extensive option list which could easily bump it over this price threshold.

Among these options is three upgrade levels of the BOSE sound system and a raft of interior colour options – including pink.

Unfortunately, yet another aspect of the new 2012 Nissan GT-R confirmed in this leak is the fact that the overall price tag of each model is set to increase.

More details will be made available as they come to hand.

Source: GTRBlog




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