Upgrades continue for the 2014 model year, including a new Track Edition that deletes the rear seat for weight savings and adds extra race-focused performance equipment. The GT-R is still the quickest car under $100,000 at just 2.7 seconds from 0-60 mph.
Though power output for Nissan's outstanding 3.8-liter VR38DETT twin-turbo V6 stands pat at 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft. of torque, the 2014 car is quicker in real-world applications thanks to new fuel injectors that improve high-end response, plus a new oil pan baffle, intake and exhaust systems.
Performance tuning continues to the suspension, which has been given stiffer spring and damping rates plus a new front anti-roll bar. Structural rigidity has been improved, and the changes prove themselves in the real world: the 2014 GT-R lapped the Nurburgring in just 7 minutes, 18 seconds.
The "base" GT-R Premium model carries over for 2014, offering a spartan but comfortable cabin decked out in carbon fiber and charcoal brushed metal, with standard leather and a 7-inch in-dash infotainment and performance statistic display unit. The system was developed in conjunction with Sony and Polyphony Digital, makers of the Gran Turismo racing sim video game series. Drivers have access to tracking and logging of more performance data than they could possibly need.
The up-level Black Edition features a more menacing appearance to go along with extra race-ready equipment. The standard leather-and-suede seats are switched out for Recaro buckets in red and black leather with more-aggressive bolstering. In-the-know GT-R fans will spot a Black Edition by its ground-hugging carbon-fiber aero add-ons and RAYS lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels with a black finish. If that's not enough for you, Nissan's got something even more extreme to the trim level lineup coming later in 2013.
The GT-R lineup expands for 2014 with the new Track Edition, which gives buyers who plan to race their GT-Rs the ultimate in factory performance equipment. The rear seats have been deleted, while new front seats in leather and cloth provide even greater grip in demanding applications. The Track Edition's suspension has been given further performance tuning, including specialized Bilstein DampTronic gas pressure shocks and even stiffer spring rates than the Black Edition. Additional brake cooling, new front and rear carbon-fiber aerodynamic elements, RAYS lightweight 6-spoke alloy wheels, and better rear brakes round out the changes. The Track Edition will be available in May 2013, with U.S. production limited to just 150 examples. Pricing is unreleased, though it will be the most expensive GT-R you can buy.
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