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Nissan Updates GT-R for Japan Market

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 11/25/2014 Ron Kiino

If you’re a GT-R fan, then today’s news from Nissan will make your Thanksgiving that much more festive. For the Japan-market 2015 model, Nissan has elevated its flagship sports car further, thanks to myriad chassis enhancements, increased sound deadening, and a new Nismo-tuned Track variant. Many, if not all, of these improvements should find their way onto the 2016 model-year U.S. version, set to go on sale around the second quarter of 2015.

Among its numerous chassis upgrades, the 2015 JDM GT-R boasts the following:

  • Revised dampers and ECU for better cornering stability and steering feel.
  • Modified Dunlop run-flat tires featuring new material and inner structure, promising improved ride quality and straight-line and rough-road stability.
  • New shim structure and pad on the Brembo brakes, offering superior feel and less noise.
  • “Optimized” steering damper for less vibration at idle.
  • Revamped powertrain management systems and flywheel-housing bearings for smoother operation and reduced noise.
  • Altered trunk carpet for improved sound deadening.
  • For the Premium variant, optional RAYS split-spoke alloy wheels with Hyper Blue Black chrome color coat.

2015 Nissan GT R© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Nissan GT R The new Nismo-tuned Track variant, different from the Track model America has seen the past couple years, sports unique suspension settings, flared front fenders (with outlet air duct), forged RAYS wheels, more track-focused Dunlop tires, and special adhesive bonding for additional body rigidity.

Images of the U.S.-spec 2015 Nissan GT-R are shown.

Source: Nissan

2015 Nissan GT R© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Nissan GT R

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