There are rumors circulating around that Godzilla may be getting a new facelift in the form of a re-tuned 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that would be capable of producing over 500 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque. And if these rumors are legitimate, it should stay in line with Nissan’s goal of juicing up the 2012 GT-R to keep pace with its competitors, most notably that bad boy from Stuttgart, the new Porsche 911 Turbo.

In addition to the modded engine, the new GT-R R35 will also most likely come with a full round of modifications and improvements in the car’s aerodynamics, brakes, and suspension, as well as updates on a number of its pre-existing features, including the front splitter, the rear diffuser, and a new wing.

These, of course, are still rumors and Nissan has yet to formally shed any light on it, but in the event that it’s true, we’re itching to find how the latest version of Godzilla will fare when it makes it’s cursory lap around world-famous racing circuits like, say, the Nurburgring,

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Source: Autoblog

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6 comments:

  (119) posted on 02.1.2011

Even I love the gt-r it’s about time the gt-r got more work done under the hood.

  (815) posted on 05.24.2010

Well it’s about time to enance the GT-R, porsche has already done an enhancement to the 911 several times.

  (858) posted on 05.20.2010

That would be great because some of its competitors has already upgrades so I agree for the upgrades of this monster Nissan GT-R.

  (367) posted on 05.19.2010

This is the first time that Nissan announced the enhancement of the GT-R. For sure the enhancement will be a big success to the Nissan.

  (347) posted on 05.18.2010

I agree neither. Porsche has release 2 GT models to make the nissan stand back. but unfortunately nissan wont hold back... porsche are really mad with nissan.

  (238) posted on 05.18.2010

I think that would be a good idea for Nissan. Upgrades for the R35 will help sales continue and changes could bring about more customers. Performance upgrades would be awesome, even though its performance is already amazing now.

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