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"As difficult as it is to improve on perfection, we've added a few important
features to GT-R for 2011 - improving ride comfort, enhancing the navigation
system features and adding auto on/off headlights," said Al Castignetti, vice
president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc. "One
thing that remains unchanged is GT-R legendary performance, including its
485-horsepower 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 and 6-speed dual-clutch transmission."
Enhancements for 2011 include slightly darker wheel center caps, double clear
coat on the front and rear fascias and the addition of rear cooling ducts to
improve cooling performance around the rear floor area. The suspension has been
retuned and the rear bushing strengthened to enhance ride comfort while still
maintaining the GT-R's outstanding handling. In addition, auto on/off headlights
and speed-sensitive windshield wipers are now standard, along with a USB iPod
interface, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth and DVD playback. The navigation system
now includes XM NavTraffic and NavWeather capability, along with premium
points-of-interest (POI) information.
Supercar Packaging and Driveline
The Nissan GT-R is a multi-dimensional performance
machine that lives up to the concept of "the ultimate supercar that can be
driven by anyone, anytime, anywhere." It is built on an exclusive Premium
Midship platform created expressly for use with the GT-R.
Midship platform enables the use of a world's first independent rear transaxle
ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system, which optimizes weight distribution and
handling capability. This layout places the transmission, transfer case and
final drive at the rear of the vehicle, without the use of traditional torque
tubes, allowing the suspension to operate independently and optimizing tire grip
at each corner.
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