• New GT-R front brakes
  • New GT-R at Goodwood - Video
  • New GT-R at Goodwood
  • Days till Tokyo Motor show
  • VQ37HR
  • 2009 GT-R in Southern California
  • 2009 GT-R sighting in the US
  • Road and Track article
  • 2008(2009) Automotive News
  • Auto Express News

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Engine and Drivetrain:

  • The engine designation is VR38DETT (Twin Turbocharged 3.8-liter V6) 60-degree vee angle and bore spacing with Nissan's acclaimed VQ-Series, which is used in everything from the 350Z to several Infiniti SUVs. Few parts are shared between the two engine series.
  • 7000 rpm redline
  • The engine performance of the 3 trims is the same
  • IHI turbos with integrated exhaust manifolds
  • 10.2 psi (Car and Driver)
  • 473 horsepower @ 6400 rpms
  • 433 pound-feet of torque from 3200 to 5200 rpm.
  • 20-inch wheels wrapped by Bridgestone Potenza RE070s, 255/40 in front and 285/35 rears.
  • Front suspension was upper and lower A-arms and the rear was a five-link.
  • Bilstein Damptronic shocks: 3 settings R, Sports and Comfort
  • 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
  • 11.7 seconds in the quarter mile
  • 192 mph top speed (Autoweek 193mph)
  • 7:29 at Nurburgring with minor changes -7:38:54 Nurburgring (ver 1.0)
  • 0.99 lateral G
  • Carbon fiber propshaft
  • GR6 transmission -transaxle (The shifting is done via a direct, twin-clutch system. One clutch handles the odd gears and another clutch handles the even ones. Shifts take 0.2 seconds.) Aichi Kikai (Car and Driver)
  • Below 25 mph the torque split is 50/50, above that, under normal driving, the split is 40/60. But it can split up to 2/98 under hard acceleration.
  • Unlike versions of this system in other Nissan vehicles—the Infiniti G35x, for example—the GT-R setup employs a yaw sensor and is capable of instantly transferring torque from side to side, as well as fore-and-aft, as conditions dictate.

  • Mostly flat undertray
  • Front diffuser
  • Rear carbon fiber diffuser
  • Brembo Brakes

Standard Equipment:

  • HDD Satellite Navigation System
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Electrical Adjustable Seats
  • Heated Seat (Premium Edition)
  • MFD by Polyphony (Inside Line)


  • Titanium muffler (10 kg lighter)
  • Anti-theft immobilizer 250,000 JPY

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R33 GT-R

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New GT-R steering wheel

Steering wheel with controls. There are going to be some user adjustable controls on the new GT-R. Also visible in this picture is one of the paddles for the paddle shifter.

New GT-R front brakes - 6 piston Brembo

Despite what I had heard earlier about Akebono brakes , this car that was shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed appears to have Brembo 6 piston front calipers.

New Nissan GT-R at Goodwood - Video - GTR.co.uk

New GT-R at Goodwood

GT-R UK Forum

A masked concept version of the new GT-R is supposed to do a lap at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Sounds like a good time for a trip to England.

141 days until Tokyo Motor show

June 8 , 2007


The 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007 will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City for 17 days from October 26th (Friday) through November 11th (Sunday) this year. The show will be opened to the public from October 27th (Saturday)


Automobile Magazine has run a new G37 coupe on the dyno with some great results. The VQ37VHR is an interesting engine. Its the first V-6 in the US to use infinetely variable valve timing and lift. The throttle body is no longer necessary , but still in place they say , because of emissions. The new technology doesn't really mean much to most people , but will open up some tuning challenges when upgrading this car. We will have to see how the system actually works to see what and how things can be upgraded. Even then , if its really necessary to upgrade the camshafts. Its going to add another dimension to trying to tune , and squeeze more power out of these engines. So onto the dyno testing. 51 more rear wheel horsepower for the 2008 G37 coupe over the 2007 G35 coupe. Thats a lot of power. Thats 5 mph in the quarter mile. It also has about 20 more lb-ft of torque 500 rpms sooner. 287 rwhp @ 7300 rpm , 236 lb-ft @4400 rpms.

Edmunds Video 2009 GT-R SoCal

Edmunds.com video 2009 Nissan GT-R

New GT-R sighting in the US

Grabbed from Supraforums- but might have come from an Evo forum. Supraforums

Quote: Around 5:30 Monday night, Keith (evo4g63) and I were heading down Cerrillos Road when we spotted the silver prototype Nissan Skyline, along with 2 black Armadas turning into an Amigo Mart on the opposite side of the road. Being that this was a rare sighting, we quickly flipped a "U" and pulled into the station. As we pulled in, the car surrounded by roughly 12 Asian guys who were logging information. Hoping that they spoke English, we decided to get down to talk with them about the car. I asked one of the guys what he thought of the car, and you guessed it, he had no idea what I was saying. However, he did manage to whisper a question into my ear, "you know GTR", in which I replied, "heck yes". As he asked me that, I noticed a large bulge on the right hand side of the covered interior. To my pleasant surprise it was a Japanese version Skyline equipped with factory turbos. We spoke with the reps from Nissan Japan a bit longer, and after a good 10-15 minutes of leg humping, let them get back on the road. The car has Michigan plates, and is being tested on US roads, so make sure to keep an eye out for it!

Road and Track article

Road and Tracks Sam Mitani says the new GT-R will be around $70,000 and have a 3.7 liter version of the VQ. 450 hp 360 lb-ft at around 10 psi of boost. Sounds good. I know Sam Mitani has some solid contacts at Nissan.Article

2008(2009) GT-R pictures - Automotive News


From AutoExpress News: - December 14 ,2006

Following on from our story in Issue 932, which showed a mildly disguised GT-R testing at the Nürburgring in Germany, this week's mag can now reveal how the newcomer will look. It retains the distinctive headlights of the original Skyline GT-R concept, which made its world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. With narrow, pod-style lenses and black frames incorp­orating deep air intakes - which extend to nearly meet the front splitter - the lamps provide the GT-R with a menac­ing look

. Performance should be easily on a par with prestige supercars such as Porsche's 911 Turbo, with 0-60mph in four seconds and a top speed of nearly 200mph

Matching the exciting visuals is the Nissan's power source - a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Deliver­ing 480bhp, it drives all four wheels through a twin-clutch seven-speed sequential transmission similar to the VW Group's DSG set-up.


2009 Nissan GT-R


Storming GT-R gets off to flier!

The sensational Nissan GT-R supercar eats Ferraris and Porsches for breakfast. Full report and video footage
By Peter Lyon 18th October 2006

Despite disguise, aggressive styling of Nissan’s all-new supercar is clear to see

Under the skin, the GT-R packs an incredible punch; its specially built 480bhp 3.8-litre V6 engine features twin turbos tuned by motorsport expert Cosworth

Called the GT-R, the new model was snapped by our spies at Germany's Nürburgring circuit. It was under¬going high-speed testing that saw it break the eight-minute barrier for the first time, with a lap of seven minutes, 58 seconds.

Wearing only minor camouflage on the front end and tail, the model is virtually undisguised, and it's immediately obvious just how aggressive it is. Using sharp edges and angles, the stylists have evolved the current car's shape with a recognisable but futuristic design.

And from the low nose to the shark gill-like side air intakes and high rear - complete with its smart boot spoiler and twin circular tail-lights - the GT-R looks stunning. Detailing is beautiful, too, with NACA bonnet ducts and blacked-out A-pillars echoing a jet fighter cockpit. As Skyline enthusiasts will know, the looks aren't only for show. Under the skin, the GT-R packs an incredible punch; its specially built 480bhp 3.8-litre V6 engine features twin turbos tuned by motorsport expert Cosworth.

Keen to make the newcomer competitive with current supercars, as well as the forthcoming V10-powered Lexus LF-A, Nissan engineers have tweaked the V6 to provide boost from 2,000rpm all the way to the 6,000rpm red line.

Compared with the previous model's high-revving straight-six, the new powerplant is said to feel far more torquey, offering throttle response similar to that of a large V8. All this power is sent to the tarmac via a totally fresh four-wheel-drive system.

Details are sketchy, but the set-up won't feature a centre differential, and is likely to use a clever clutch instead. A new six or seven-speed gearbox with two pedals - similar to VW's DSG - will feature, as there will be no manual.

Set to get its official world debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in a year's time, the GT-R could go on sale in the UK in 2008 with a price of around £50,000.

See the GT-R spitting flames track testing at the Ring. Link below.
• Auto Express TV, Video Features: Nissan GT-R

The 12th generation Skyline

The new GT-R is supposed to be a completely different platform than the new 12th generation Skyline. The G35(or 11th generation Skyline) and 350Z were based on the FR-L/FM platform.

Superior performance and driving pleasure
The next generation FR-L platform has been engineered to deliver a fun and exhilarating driving experience without having to compromise on a smooth and comfortable ride. In the development of the new Skyline, Nissan’s engineers focused on three key areas – accommodating increased engine power, superior balance of driving performance and comfort, as well as safety and environmental friendliness.

The Skyline is powered by the newly developed VQ35HR and VQ25HR V6 engines. The 3.5L version generates 315 horsepowers and 36.5kgm of torque and is capable of revving up to 7500rpm, while the 2.5L generates 225 horsepowers and 26.8 kgm of torque. The powerplant is matched to a five-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift control, allowing the driver to be in full control of the power generated by the new engine. A new DS mode allows for more spirited driving by optimizing gear selection for various driving conditions. The gearbox is also equipped with the synchro-rev control system.

The sportier SP and P series feature a steering-column mounted shift paddles that allow the driver to operate in manual-shift mode. The paddles are made of solid, light-weight magnesium.

In striving for the perfect balance in vehicle dynamics, the Skyline responds to the driver’s command under various driving conditions – agility and comfort for city driving, stability and smoothness for open highways, and precision handling for sinuous mountain road conditions.

The new body is more rigid and transmits less NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), despite no incremental weight compared to its V35 predecessor. Nissan’s advanced technology allows precise control of the vibration characteristics of the suspensions, mounts and body, in order to minimize the effects of road vibrations.

Unique to the Skyline is the world’s first four-wheel active steering system, which adjusts the steering angles of the front and rear wheels in accordance with driving speeds and steering operation, allowing for greater control at low and medium speeds, and smooth effortless cruising at higher speeds. It is optional on SP and S series.

The new Skyline is equipped with larger 18-inch (sports models) and 17-inch (standard models) aluminum wheels. In the sport models, it is equipped with different sized front (225/50R) and rear (245/45R) tires for added performance.

Nissan Press Release

FR-L/FM: This is Front-engine, Rear-drive, Large and Front Mid-ship. It accounts for an array of products, including the Infiniti FX 45/35, M45 Concept, G35 coupe and sedan, Nissan 350Z, Stagea (Japan market wagon), Skyline (Japan market G35), and Fairlady Z (Japan market 350Z). One thing worth thinking about is that the FX is a five-passenger SUV and the 350Z is a two-passenger sports car, yet they fall within the same platform grouping.