Godzilla, as its known to its many fans worldwide, is back, and it’s leaner, meaner, and hungrier for havoc than ever. Based on what is the most technologically advanced, rewarding and, dare we say, affordable supercar there is, the “new” 2012 GT-R is sure to get your hair standing on end. The monster has been meddled with to get even higher levels of performance out of what is already a very exciting and more than competent package. The mods Nissan engineers have carried out are purely functional, with driving pleasure and dynamic proficiency at the top of the agenda. This is not a “facelift”; there is no Botox or collagen involved.
All of the changes made to the GT-R had one goal attached to the memo; making the GT-R even better. With that comes improved engine output and torque, greater fuel efficiency, revised handling, a refreshed exterior with improved aerodynamics, revised interior treatment, and new wheels and tires. Whew! Now that’s a makeover!
The 2012 Nissan GT-R now comes in six different versions: "Pure Edition," "Black Edition," "Premium Edition," "SpecV," ClubTrack," and "EGOIST." The big news of this year is the Egoist edition. It was exclusively created by Takumi, or "master with greatest skills." Each unit will be unique, as customers will be able to choose from a combination of 20 interior colors, four upper area interior colors, and 10 lower area interior colors. The seats are an exclusive quilted design with single and double stitching combined in a reticular pattern.
On the US market, the new GT-R will go on sale in February 2011 with prices starting at $89,950 for the Premium model and $95,100 for the Black Edition.
Updated 01/06/2011: Nissan has revealed the ordering guide for the 2012 GT-R, just one month before the sports car goes on sale (February). The good news is that the option list is quite short, meaning that the GT-R will come fully loaded from the factory. Check out the details after the jump!
UPDATE 03/24/11: We knew that when Nissan decided to give the 2012 Nissan GT-R more ferocious power under its hood, it was only a matter of time before Godzilla drops by the Nurburgring to leave its imprint on the iconic race track. Turns out, that time has finally come. Nissan’s new GT-R came to the Nurburgring with 523 horsepower in tow and it showed just how much faster the 2012 version is compared to its 2011 predecessor. With a blazing lap around the ’Ring, the 2012 GT-R clocked in a time of seven minutes and 24.22 seconds, easily destroying the the GT-R record of seven minutes and 26 seconds. While it’s still not the fastest car to ever lap he Nurburgring, the 2012 GT-R’s impressive run is still living proof that there are only a few cars in this world that can stand up against Godzilla’s fire-stewing, rubber-burning wrath. Check out the video after the jump!
Hit the jump for full details on the 2012 Nissan GT-R.