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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
The sensational Nissan GT-R supercar eats Ferraris and Porsches for breakfast. Full report and video footage
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 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.
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.