January 24, 2013
2013 Nissan GT-R Becomes A Movie Star
What name comes to mind when you think about a movie star, Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Roberts, Bullock, but Nissan. Yes, there have been movies made about cars like Christine, but to be noted as an actual star is a feat of its own.
Information below is from our friends at TopSpeed.com.
The Nissan GT-R first made a cameo appearance in the movie “Fast 5,” and it made such an impressive showing the producers decided to give the GT-R a starring role in Fast and Furious 6.
The Nissan GT-R was first released in 2007 and delivered 473 HP, and in the 2012 model the HP improved to 530. For the movie, a 2013 model is used delivering 542 base HP from a 3.8-L V-6, with an added R800 turbo kit, with HKS down-pipes and a resonated Y-pipe by SP engineering.
Aerodynamically this Nissan was fitted with a body kit by BenSopra and a full carbon-fiber fitting including the doors, door sills, cooling panel set, and engine cover. AMS Performance added a carbon roof and trunk lid.
Another addition to the 2013 GT-R is custom ceramic brake system set up by Weapons Grade Performance allowing it to stop faster.
The 2013 Nissan GT-R street version pushes out 542 HP with a twin-turbocharged 3.8-L V-6 at 6,400 RPM and peak 466 lb-ft of torque consistently between 3,200 – 5,800 RPM. The transmission has also been improved with a quieter shift from a newly designed shift fork arm and firmer fixing bearing for the flywheel housing.
The actual exterior of the 2013 model is relatively the same as the 2012 model, but some upgrades are as follows: a stiffer suspension for track use, and lighter alloy wheels. Extra cooling ducts were built into the front bumper to reduce the temperature of the front brakes, estimates of 100 degrees cooler. Reinforcements was added to certain areas of the engine compartment and dash panel to improve handling along with the inter-vehicle detection capability.
The interior got a few improvements also, with blue lighting being added to the tachometer ring to coincide with the shift indicator light, new high friction seats were added for comfort, and the Bose woofers were replaced with Bose Precision Sound System woofers.
Performance of the GT-R is what sparked this car to stardom, giving it a starring role in the movie. Zero to sixty times were fast in just under three seconds, I can’t even think that fast sometimes. A speed of 186 MPH in comfort is what puts the GT-R one up on the competition.
Price tag for this movie star, I guess it goes along with the title, $96,820 base price for the GT-R premium, and the GT-R Black Edition base price is $106,320. An optional paint Super Silver will boost the price another $3,000 on each version.
In a competition against the Porsche 911 Turbo, The GT-R won hands down, beating the Porsche by a half second 0 – 60, and a full eight seconds at Nurburgring.
There is a new star in town and its name is Nissan GT-R.
Featured Image Credit: TopSpeed.com