Saturday, December 14, 2013

2017 Nissan GT-R 35 [2VIDEO]

The production version of the GT-R debuted at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, launching in the Japanese market on December 6, 2007. The U.S. official launch was seven months later on July 7, 2008. Universal Nissan in Los Angeles provided a customer with the delivery of a new GT-R, fresh from the production line at 12:01 am, on July 7, 2008. The Canadian launch was also in July 2008. Europe became the third consumer market, where it launched in March 2009. The large disparity in initial marketing between these regional releases is due to Nissan having to build GT-R performance centers where the car is serviced. Also the engine and rear-mounted dual-clutch gearbox are assembled by hand, thus limiting global production capacity to around 1000 cars a month.
Nissan chief creative officer, Shirō Nakamura, has likened the new GT-R to the giant robots of the Gundam series.Nakamura stated: "The GT-R is unique because it is not simply a copy of a European-designed supercar; it had to really reflect Japanese culture."
Nissan's American designers sculpted the rear three quarters of the vehicle, while their European designers sculpted the roofline.
Polyphony Digital, creators of the Gran Turismo series of motor racing video games, were themselves involved in the development of the GT-R, having been contracted to design the GT-R's multifunction display.
Two concept vehicles were displayed at motor shows prior to the unveiling of the production model. The first concept was shown at theTokyo Motor Show in 2001 to preview what a 21st-century GT-R would look like. At the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled a redesigned concept, the GT-R Proto, stating that the production GT-R would be 80–90% based on this concept.
2001 GT-R Prototype at the 2001 Tokyo Motor Show
GT-R Prototype at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show
The new Nissan GT-R Nismo is the race-inspired version of Nissan’s legendary GT-R, having absolute maximum “factory tuned” supercar dynamics with revolutionary enhanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling. Proof can be found at Germany’s legendary Nürburgring, where on September 30th, the GT-R Nismo recorded a 7:08.679 lap, making it the fastest volume production car in the world.
All these elements could potentially come together in a single car, their flagship model of course, the one everybody thinks when Nissan is mentioned. The next generation of Ferrari-slayer cold come in 2016 or 2017. Development hasn’t even started yet, since engineers were so busy making the current one, the R35 GT-R, into the fastest machine out there.
But eventually, the R35 will have to be retired, and its replacement might look a little bit like this. Wild-Speed created this rendering based on the new design language seen on the SUVs we mentioned. This is obvious in the grille and the headlights that look like a squashed L.
The 2017 GT-R could also have electric engines to improve efficiency and draw attention to an increasing lineup of Nissan EVs. Some might see this as a bad move, but supercar electrification is clearly the direction this industry is headed in.
The Nissan GT-R is powered by the VR38DETT V6 engine, a 3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in) DOHC V6 with plasma transferred wire arc sprayed cylinder bores. Two parallel Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) turbochargers provide forced induction.Models manufactured between 2007 and 2010 produce a manufacturer-claimed engine output of 492 PS (362 kW; 485 hp) at 6400 rpm and 434 lb·ft (588 N·m) at 3200–5200 rpm.The engine also meets California Air Resources Board Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) standards.A curb weight of 1,730 kg (3,800 lb) or 1,736 kg (3,830 lb) with side curtain airbags is achieved using a jig welded steel chassis with aluminum used for the hood, trunk, and doors. A rear mounted six-speed BorgWarner designed dual clutch semi-automatic transmission built by Aichi Machine Industry is used in conjunction with the ATTESA E-TS system to provide power to all four wheels and along with Nissan's Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC-R) to aid in stability. Three shift modes can also be selected for various conditions. Beginning in 2010, engine power and torque were upgraded to 390 kW (530 PS; 523 hp) at 6400 rpm and 612 N·m (451 lbf·ft) at 3200–6000 rpm respectively. Models produced in 2012 again featured improved engine output (404 kW (549 PS; 542 hp) at at 6400 rpm and 628 N·m (463 lbf·ft) at 3200–5800 rpm). In the near future, it is speculated that the GT-R might even be available as a hybrid.
R35 GT-R Nismo GT1
Designed and produced specifically to compete in the FIA GT1 World Championship, the GT-R NISMO GT1 is based on the road-going version of the legendary Nissan GT-R and was the only car to have ever been constructed implicitly to the GT1 technical regulations. The GT-R NISMO GT1 is powered by a NISMO race-prepped VK56DE, a naturally aspirated V8 engine that displaces 5,552 cc. It measures 80.3 inches in width, 186.2 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 109.4 inches.
Displacement: DOHC naturally aspirated V8 front mid-engine 5,552 cc (5.6 L; 338.8 cu in)
Horsepower: 600 PS (440 kW; 590 hp) (capped - GT1 regulations)
Valves Per Cylinder: 4
Torque: 479.35 lb·ft (649.90 N·m)
Drivetrain: RWD
Curb weight: 1,250 kg (2,800 lb) (as GT1 regulations)
Transmission: Ricardo 6-speed transaxle, sequential shift lever, 5.5” carbon triple-plate clutch
Suspension: Adjustable suspension with double wishbones front and muti-link rear
Brakes: Brembo 6-piston calipers with carbon discs and pads
Tires: Front and rear Michelin 31/71-18 (GT1 controlled specification)
R35 GT-R Nismo GT3
The GT-R Nismo GT3 is powered by the VR38DETT, a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that displaces 3,799 cc. It measures 80.15 inches in width, 188.19 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 109.45 inches.
Displacement: DOHC twin-turbo V6 front mid-engine 3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in)
Horsepower: 550 PS (400 kW; 540 hp) at 6500 rpm
Valves Per Cylinder: 4
Torque: 470 lb·ft (640 N·m) at 5000 rpm
Drivetrain: Premium Midship RWD
Curb weight: 1,300 kg (2,900 lb)
Brakes: Front: 6-piston caliper Rear: 4-piston caliper
Drag coefficient: 0.26
Transmission: Six-speed sequential racing transmission in transaxle configuration with multi-disc limited-slip differential and traction control
Suspension: Adjustable suspension with double wishbones front and muti-link rear
Extras: Semi-automatic paddle-shift
Tires: Front: 330/710-18, Rear: 330/710-18
MSRP: JPY For Japan, Asia, North/South America ¥39,800,000 Japanese Yen (without tax). Manufactured on demand.
Despite early concerns about the difficulty of modifying the Nissan GT-R, many aftermarket tuning parts are now available. The previously reported "untuneable" ECU has since been hacked by several tuning houses.
COBB Tuning was the first company to access the GT-R's encrypted ECU.With their Access PORT anyone can reprogram both the engine and transmission control units with off the shelf or custom maps. Mine's also has limited control of the ECU, and others (MCR, HKS, and Top Secret) have bypassed the unit. They have been seen testing modified GT-Rs with the former two having conducted tests at the Tsukuba Circuit.
Ecutek tuning on the other hand was the first company to manipulate and change shift points on the GTR in the TCM (Transmission Control Module) on automatic mode. This can be done at will by the driver. Ecutek also allows the driver to adjust launch control on the fly available with a wrap around boost gauge that can read over 20 PSI. Like COBB Tuning, Ecutek currently offers engine tuning on the ECU and TCM with different launch control software from LC1 up to LC5. Ecutek's RACEROM offers in addition Valet Mode, Per-Cylinder Fueling, RaceRom Launch Control, Speed Density, Map Switching, Enhanced Targeted Boost Control, Upshift boostspike prevention, Per-gear boost control limit, per-gear rev limits, RACEROM Boost control, MAF Left-Right Swap for Custom Intercoolers, Large Fuel Injector Support and Visual Knock Warning. On January 16, 2013, Ecutek also became the first company to construct and offer Flex Fuel hardware and software capability for all Nissan GTRs. This fuel kit requires the Ecutek specific TCM. The kit provides changes in the cold start cranking compensation, changes to the maximum target boost, changes in the ignition timing, changes to target airflow, changes in cam timing, and changes in the fuel economy gauge reading all based solely on ethanol content in the gas tank. Currently, Ecutek offers more overall tuning options and features for facelifted Generation 2 DBA Nissan R35 GTRs (2011+ MY JDM and European and 2012+ MY NA) than Cobb Tuning.
Japan based tuner Mine's has created the VR38DETT super response engine which uses lightened engine internals like titanium rods, lightened pistons and many other components that allows the engine to rev-up fast. The Mine's R35 GT-R has always been one of the most sought after GT-Rs in the world for its highly responsive driving feel with the right amount of power at 800 PS (588 kW; 789 hp).
In a review by Motor Trend editor Scott Kanemura, it was revealed that the GPS system fitted to the GT-R would remove the 180-kilometer per hour (112 mph) speed limiter when the car arrives at a race track, but only on tracks approved by Nissan. Aftermarket ECUs have been developed to bypass the speed limiter, in addition to stand-alone speed-limiter defeaters. The GPS check will not be implemented in American models.
In August 2008, Nissan's official motorsport and tuning arm Nismo announced the "Club Sport" tuning package for the GT-R . The package, which is also fitted to the SpecV, includes Bilstein Damptronic compatible dampers, 20" forged aluminum wheels from Rays Engineering, Bridgestone run-flat tires, Recaro carbon fiber-shelled bucket seats, a titanium exhaust, and a revised rear diffuser with an added cooling duct. The package is supported by a warranty and saves over 20 kg (44 lb).
AMS Performance, based in West Chicago, Illinois, has set record power levels and performance numbers for the R35 GT-R. Their Alpha Omega GT-R puts down between 1700-1750 whp and boasts 0-60 times of 1.7 seconds according to their staff on their official Facebook page. In June 2013, Omega set multiple world records at the WannaGoFast 1/2 Mile Shootout at Bult Field Airport in Monee, Illinois which included: 214.04 mph in a standing 1/2 mile; 60-130 mph in 3 seconds; 0-100 mph in 4.4 seconds; 0-200 mph in 11.87 seconds. In July 2013, AMS regained their world record (previously held by John Shepherd's AMS/Switzer GT-R for a brief time) when Omega ran 8.259 at 185.18 mph. A few days later, OMEGA broke into the 7s when it ran a 7.98 at 186.14 mph, currently making it the quickest and fastest R35 GT-R in the world, as well as the first GT-R to reach the 9's, 8's, and 7's. During the evening of the 7 second pass Omega broke a couple of other records. Omega bested its previous 60–130 mph time with a staggering 2.67 seconds. Omega also broke the 100-150 mph record which was previously held by an Underground Racing TT Gallardo (2.58 seconds) with an astounding 2.45 seconds.The AMS Performance Alpha Omega package functions more as a shop/research and development vehicle which is the reason why it is not available to the general public. However, anybody can purchase the Alpha 6, Alpha 9, Alpha 10, Alpha 12, Alpha 14 and Alpha 16 packages; each respectively with approximately 600, 900, 1000, 1200, 1,400 and 1,600 wheel horsepower when installed and tuned. AMS Performance also holds the world speed record for the GT-R by using a private owner's 2012 Nissan GT-R and tuning it to 1,700 horsepower to achieve the speed of 382 km/h.
R’s Tuning and SP Engineering recently revealed Nissan GT-R which is going to be playing a main role in Fast & Furious 6. The car in the widely successful movie has modified bumpers, new vented hood, modified fenders, side sills, carbon doors, carbon roof, and carbon spoilers.