(car engine reviving) The current Nissan GTR has been around nine model years with a steady stream of visual updates and slight bumps in power.
Now, this car gets its most significant update yet with a lot of visual changes, plus a redesigned interior and yes, even more power. Upfront the GTR gets Nissan's V-Motion grille, It's a very wide version of it, but you can see some similarities here just in its general form to other cars like the Maxima, the Murano, various other Nissan products. The bumpers and the hood are also new, and underneath this hood, Nissan's twin turbo, 3.8 liter V6 engine, 565 horsepower, 467 pounds feet of torque, that's up 20 horsepower, four pounds feet of torque, thanks to revised ignition timing and more turbo boost. It drives all four wheels through a six speed dual clutch automatic transmission that Nissan now says has smoother shifting and less noise. Those are all incremental changes, but inside pretty dramatic stuff going on here. Totally redesigned dashboard wrapped in Napa leather higher grade than before, last year's dashboard was also leather wrap, but this is better stuff according to Nissan. Lots fewer switches here, 27 switches before now there's just 11 Nissan says. There's a standard eight inch touchscreen here, it operates through this knob based system. So that's what helps clear a lot of it up. Now, this wasn't the full redesign that some enthusiasts may have hoped for, but Nissan says that the chassis is more rigid. The interior is quieter and the suspension has been tweaked on the GTR. So, we'll have to see whether that brings it up to par with cars like the Chevy Corvette, all the way up to Porsche 911. Stay tuned, once we have a chance to drive it closer to its on sale date this summer. (car trunk closes)