2013 Nissan GT-R: What's New

By Colin Bird  on November 6, 2011

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After the Nissan GT-R’s mild refresh last year, which included a more powerful engine, Nissan is back at it again, adding more power and refinement to the sports car for the 2013 model year.

Upgrades include numerous engine, transmission and suspension changes that’ll further hone in the GT-R’s already legendary performance.

The engine gets enlarged air intakes and an improved exhaust, which helps improve power: The twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 is now rated at 545 horsepower (up 15 hp from 2012) and 463 pounds-feet of torque (up 15 pounds-feet).

The transmission shift feel and quietness has been improved, too, says Nissan. High-performance differential oil is now standard on all models.

The suspension has been retuned, as well. Feature updates include a now standard backup camera and a new blue-lit tachometer.

The 2013 GT-R will be offered in two trims, GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition. First introduced last year, the Black Edition trim adds custom red-and-black Recaro-brand seats and interior trim as well as a black headliner.

The 2013 Nissan GT-R will roll out to select Nissan dealerships starting in January.

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