Nissan has announced that an updated version of the GT-R will go on sale this
month at dealerships throughout Japan.
It is expected that the changes will be applied to the 2016 model year GT-Rs sold in the U.S.
For the 2015 model year, the engineers have focused on the car's comfort, ride quality and noise insulation, without any sacrifice to its performance. From low parking lot speeds to the extreme cornering situations of a race track, the 2015 GT-R exhibits better handling stability than ever before, enabling the driver to trace the desired driving line with unmatched precision, according to Nissan. Noise and vibration have been significantly reduced to further improve the environment within the GT-R's cabin.
For drivers who desire even more performance, Nissan has added the Track Edition, engineered by NISMO, a new grade based on the standard model enhanced with NISMO technology.
2015 Model Year Changes in Detail
Damper rates of the shock absorbers and the ECU setting have been modified to improve cornering stability, allowing the driver to trace the desired driving line. The same modifications reduce the amount of steering corrections necessary on rough roads, adding a further sense of security in less than ideal driving conditions.
The material and the inner structure of the tires have been improved for better straight-line stability and increased stability over uneven road surfaces. The changes also improve ride quality and driver confidence.
The shim structure between the brake pads and caliper pistons has been modified, along with the brake pad itself, improving braking feel from initial activation and better overall braking control. Brake noise has been reduced without sacrificing performance.
The Steering Dynamic Damper has been optimized, reducing vibration at engine idle.
The engine and transmission management systems have been retuned. Also the clearance (backlash) of the transaxle and driveshaft has been modified to reduce vibration and noise coming from stepping on and off the accelerator pedal. The bearings inside the flywheel housing have been modified to reduce noise.
The material for the trunk carpet has been changed to improve sound insulation.
The RAYS double-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels (Hyper Blue Black chrome color coat), which were previously available only for a limited time as a dealer option, are now officially available as a manufacturer option on the Premium Edition.
2015 Nissan GT-R Track Edition
For drivers who desire even more performance and flair, Nissan adds the new Track Edition engineered by NISMO. The main modifications are listed below.
- Custom adhesive bonding for increased body shell rigidity
- Custom flared front fenders (with outlet air duct)
- Custom suspension
- Custom stabilizer (front and rear higher spring rates)
- Custom RAYS forged aluminum-alloy wheels
- Custom tires: Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST