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    Default More power in new Nissan GT-R

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    http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dl...autonews-daily

    NASHVILLE -- Nissan Motor Corp. has re-engineered the 2014 GT-R to squeeze out another 15 hp -- boosting the output of its 3.8-liter twin turbo V-6 engine to 545 hp.

    That is nearly twice the muscle of Nissan's 2013 Maxima V-6 sports sedan.



    Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/2012...#ixzz2DSnzFyju

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    They need to re-engineer a few hundred pounds and some under steer out of it.
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    Not to mention adding "driver assisted cornering" to its existing modes.

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    Why do they compare the power output with the Maxima? In case potential buyers were confused about whether to buy a mid range sedan or a quasi-super car 2 door coupe and needed confirmation of the power output before making a decision?
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    What they have changed since it came out. tune and turbo inlets that's about it. Also a few body style things...
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    guess that makes it enjoyable for an additional 10 min at the track before you get tired of setting fast laps and changing brake pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ1 View Post
    They need to re-engineer a few hundred pounds and some under steer out of it.
    Haven't driven one of the newer ones, but the suspension was reworked to dial out more understeer. Pretty sure understeer is designed into just about every road-going car, as a safety feature for the average driver. Plenty of aftermarket stuff out there to address understeer in just about every car model I've seen at the track.

    I love all the GT-R hate. Cracks me up. "Driver assisted cornering" ... Nice. "Until you get tired of setting fast laps and changing brake pads" ... Funny.

    Technology definitely has it's detractors.

    The car definitely has its weak spots as a track toy. Trans overheating is number one, although I understand this has also been addressed to some degree in later models. In my 2009, I can only do about six hot laps before I have to do a cool down lap or two lest the trans temps creep into the red, putting the car into limp mode. Anyway, no one really cares, so I'll shut up now. I'm pretty sure when the internal combustion engine was invented, there were those who insisted on a horse and buggy.

    Carry on.
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    To be fair, I still think its an awesome car that is sure to put a huge grin on your face at the track. It's good they addressed the under steer. In stock form I had trouble getting it to turn in tight turns.
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    blah blah blah, GAY!

    Quote Originally Posted by JJ1 View Post
    To be fair, I still think its an awesome car that is sure to put a huge grin on your face at the track. It's good they addressed the under steer. In stock form I had trouble getting it to turn in tight turns.

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    I'll admit. I hate GTRs. Until the day I can afford one, i will always hate them. lol
    But there isn't a better feeling passing a faster car with a lesser car.
    I'm used to GTR bashing, but "driver assisted cornering" did crack me up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ1 View Post
    To be fair, I still think its an awesome car that is sure to put a huge grin on your face at the track. It's good they addressed the under steer. In stock form I had trouble getting it to turn in tight turns.
    It puts a huge grin on my face when I take it to the track. It's fast, and understeer has been taken care of by Stillen sways, KW coilover sleeve kit, and running a 285 square tire setup.

    It makes a great daily driver, as well.
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    What's with all the GTR hate? I love video games!


    But, seriously, I am a "less is more" kind of guy and the GTR was derived from a "more is more" philosophy. That said, it's an extremely interesting and impressive piece of technology and the price to performance ratio is amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
    What's with all the GTR hate? I love video games!


    But, seriously, I am a "less is more" kind of guy and the GTR was derived from a "more is more" philosophy. That said, it's an extremely interesting and impressive piece of technology and the price to performance ratio is amazing.
    Agreed. Still have no interest at all in a computer assisted awd car though.

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    After having extensive time tracking a 2009 and a 2013, the differences are night and day and I absolutely love the '13, but just "like" the '09. Both are great cars though, if a bit 'un-involving'.

    I've found those who bash or flat out dismiss the GTR likely haven't driven one on track at speed or only driven the '09.

    haha, "driver-assisted cornering"... I wonder if the STI/EVO guys get that too....
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    This has been known for at least 6 months.

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    http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dl...autonews-daily

    NASHVILLE -- Nissan Motor Corp. has re-engineered the 2014 GT-R to squeeze out another 15 hp -- boosting the output of its 3.8-liter twin turbo V-6 engine to 545 hp.

    That is nearly twice the muscle of Nissan's 2013 Maxima V-6 sports sedan.



    Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/2012...#ixzz2DSnzFyju
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    Stripped, cage and wing. Otherwise stock car (suspension, engine, transmission...etc). Apparently they even refused to run aftermarket oil coolers as permitted by the rules. Didn't due well overall because it used up more fuel and brakes than anyone else, still surprising how well it held up against the cup car.

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