Powered by a hand-built 530-hp twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6, the GT-R makes good use of all that thrust through a paddle-shifted, rear mounted six-speed dual clutch sequential gearbox and electronic all-wheel drive. Roads and racetracks are handled by an electronically controlled independent suspension that adjusts itself to changing conditions, or allows the driver to choose a preferred setting. Handling is also assisted by 20-inch forged alloy wheels surrounding 15-inch cross-drilled Brembo brakes at all four corners. The interior features performance bucket seats, a console mounted starter button and a centrally mounted video screen that can display several pages of mechanical and driving information as well as navigation and audio. Speed sensitive wipers, auto on/off headlights, USB iPod interface, Bluetooth streaming audio and XM NavWeather and NavTraffic also come standard on the GT-R.The GT-R receives a facelift for 2012 and the Black Edition has been added. The Black Edition features metallic black lightweight aluminum wheels, unique red and black interior and leather-appointed seats. Both trims get increased horsepower from 485 to 530 and increased torque from 434 to 488. Several exterior appearance upgrades have been made to both trims including a new wheel design, a newly refreshed front fascia, LED daytime running lights and a lower center of gravity. New carbon fiber trim and upgraded materials are featured inside.