Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Nissan Press | posted November 26, 2014 15:21
More civilized than previous examples
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. recently released 2015 Nissan GT-R and refreshed it with more refinement on its powertrain and ride quality.
Superficially it retains the look of the previous facelift as the 2015 model's updates were focused on its mechanicals. Nissan claims that the 2015 GT-R still has the same supercar performance but is now more civilized and rides better than previous examples.
The engine-transmission drivetrain management systems have been retuned while the clearance for the transaxle and driveshaft has been altered to reduce vibration and noise when accelerating or decelerating. In further reducing unnecessary noise, the bearings inside the flywheel housing were also modified.
Damper rates of the shock absorbers were changed to provide better cornering stability and lessen the amount of steering corrections on rough roads. The materials and inner structure of the tires have been improved, which gives better straight line stability, better adhesion on rough roads and an enhaned ride quality. For the brakes, the shim structure between the brake pads and caliper pistons has been modified, giving the car greater braking feel, better overall braking control and less brake noise.
The RAYS double-spoke aluminum alloy wheels which were previously available only for a limited dealer option, can now be availed as a manufacturer's option. The wheels can only be equipped on Premium Edition models.
Powering the 2015 Nissan GT-R is still the 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 that is rated at 553 PS along with 628 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox that power all four wheels.