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					                      2012 Nissan GTR Black Edition

Now in its fourth year of availability in the North American market, the
2012 Nissan GT-R has a new look, new colors, new wheel design and, most
important to fans of pure power, more horsepower under the hood. In
addition, a new “Black Edition”– with unique seat trim, interior colors
and wheels – joins the GT-R Premium model.The latest iteration of
Nissan’s legendary supercar will be available at official “GT-R
certified” Nissan dealers across the United States beginning in February

The 2012 Nissan GT-R’s advanced VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 now
produces 530 horsepower (versus the previous 485 horsepower) and 448
lb-ft of torque (versus the previous 434 lb-ft) – a result of modifying
the boost pressure of the turbocharger, valve timing and air fuel ratio,
and through reducing intake air resistance by enlarging the inlet pipe
diameter.In addition, exhaust air resistance was reduced through use of
an enlarged section of exhaust pipe.

GT-R’s already impressive aerodynamic performance has been improved for
2012 with downforce increased by about 10% and the coefficient of drag
reduced to 0.26 (from 0.27). Enlarged fascia and grille openings also
help reduce air resistance inside the engine compartment. The volume of
air that passes through the radiator and cools the front brakes is also
increased. These aerodynamic and engine improvements have also resulted
in improved fuel economy estimates 16 city and 23 highway (verses 15/21
in previous years).
The newly refreshed front fascia features aggressive double aerodynamic
fins and new integrated high intensity LED running lights. Additional
plated parts are used for the headlight inner panels, enhancing the car’s
strong visual presence. The redesigned rear fascia features new venting
and incorporates a sculpted lower section and extended length. Underfloor
cooling performance is also enhanced and air resistance reduced by
extending the rear diffuser.
In addition, cooling performance for the muffler is improved and rear
downforce is increased by about 10% through use of a new rear fascia
outlet and new vents on the lower rear fenders that help remove air from
the rear wheel wells. Newly designed larger diameter tailpipe finishers
are also adopted. Six exterior colors are available, including two new
colors: Deep Blue Pearl and Jet Black which replaces Obsidian Black.
Other available colors are Solid Red, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and a
limited production 4-stage metallic Super Silver.

GT-R’s newly designed, lighter weight and more rigid forged aluminum
20-inch wheels, once again manufactured by RAYS®, help improve suspension
response. Knurling inside the wheels helps keep the tires from slipping
around the wheels under heavy acceleration or braking. The wheels feature
a premium dark (near black) finish, which provides a high quality,
high-performance look. The Black Edition features special metallic black
six-spoke RAYS® lightweight wheels in place of the Premium model’s
10-spoke design.
Inside, the revisions for 2012 include new carbon fiber trim and upgraded
materials. The Black Edition adds custom red and black Recaro®
leather-appointed seats, red and black interior trim and a dark
headliner.“With the enhancements for 2012, including its 530-horsepower
twin turbo V6 and revised styling, the GT-R legend continues to grow,”
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said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division,
Nissan North America, Inc. “And, the new Black Edition adds an extra
level of exclusivity with its unique wheel and interior color

Supercar Packaging and Driveline:

The 2012 Nissan GT-R continues as a multi-dimensional performance machine
that lives up to the concept of “the ultimate supercar that can be driven
by anyone, anytime, anywhere.” Its Premium Midship platform was created
expressly for use with the GT-R.
The Premium Midship platform enables the use of a world’s first
independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system, which
optimizes weight distribution and handling capability. This layout places
the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the
vehicle, without the use of traditional torque tubes, allowing the
suspension to operate independently and optimizing tire grip at each
Under the hood, the Nissan GT-R again features its advanced VR38DETT
3.8-liter twin turbo V6, now producing 530 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and
448 lb-ft of torque from 3,200 to 6,000 rpm, while meeting ultra-low
emission vehicle (ULEV) standards. The engine features innovative
plasma-sprayed bores replacing cast iron liners for reduced friction,
lighter weight, enhanced cooling, power output and fuel efficiency; a
symmetrical independent intake and exhaust manifold system featuring twin
high-performance IHI turbochargers; a secondary air management system for
improved cold-start emissions performance; a thermostatically controlled
oil-cooling system; an oil scavenger pump to maintain oil flowing to the
turbochargers; and a lateral wet and dry sump oiling system. All GT-R
engines are hand-assembled in a clean room environment at the Nissan
Yokohama engine plant.
The VR38DETT is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed
dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race
car-like speeds. The sequential-shifting transaxle features separate wet
clutches for the odd (1,3,5) and even (2,4,6) gears and pre-selects the
next highest and next lowest gear for immediate shifts. It also features
Hill Start Assist for easy starts on uphill inclines. Contributing to
overall vehicle balance and low center of gravity, the unique offset
input and reaction shaft design of the rear transaxle enables a shorter
design profile versus a typical manual transmission, moving the
concentration of powertrain weight lower in the vehicle.
Putting the power to the ground is an electronically controlled ATTESA
E-TS all-wheel-drive system specifically developed for GT-R. The rear
drive-biased system can vary torque split from 0:100 to 50:50 depending
on speed, lateral acceleration, steering angles, tire slip, road surface
and yaw rate. Of note is a special GT-R-specific yaw-rate feedback
control, which measures the differences between the target yaw rate
calculated from steering angle and actual yaw rate detected by the
yaw-rate sensor and G sensor to adjust torque bias.
GT-R’s handling duties are managed by a sophisticated 4-wheel independent
suspension system mounted to high-precision six-point front and rear
subframes. The front suspension geometry has also been modified for 2012
to provide more balanced handling. A special Bilstein DampTronic driver
adjustable shock absorber system utilizes multiple vehicle information
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systems to provide appropriate damping forces and high level of control
for a variety of driving situations. The DampTronic system features three
driver selectable settings - Normal; Comfort, for maximum suspension
compliance; or “R,” for ultimate handling. The same three-stage
adjustability is also available for the VDC system and transmission shift
Stopping power is again provided by Brembo® monoblock six-piston front
and four-piston rear calipers with enlarged 15.4-inch front (verses the
previous 15.0) and 15.0-inch rear Brembo full-floating cross-drilled
two-piece rotors and low-steel high-stiffness brake pads that minimize
fade and provide intense stopping performance. The calipers utilize race
car-style radial mounting to minimize caliper flex during extreme

GT-R-specific lightweight forged 20-inch wheels, with special knurling to
assist with securing the tires during hard acceleration or braking, are
wrapped with new Dunlop® SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT ultra high
performance run-flat tires filled with nitrogen, sized 255/40ZRF20 front
and 285/35ZRF20 rear. Optional Dunlop® SP 7010 all-season run-flat tires
are offered as part of the Cold Weather Package.

Functional, High Performance Aerodynamics and Style:
The Nissan GT-R’s dramatic styling – refreshed for 2012 – again follows
the “function over form” theory. Every styling aspect, from the overall
design to the smallest details, is created to maximize the vehicle’s
driving experience – as well as suggest GT-R’s “supercar” level of
performance. The new front fascia is highlighted by double aerodynamic
fins and integrated high intensity LED running lights.
The GT-R’s hybrid body construction is created with a combination of
steel, carbon fiber and die-cast aluminum, providing a unique combination
of stiffness, precision and lightness. The body features a lowered
coefficient of drag of 0.26 for 2012 (verses 0.27 for 2011), again
achieving high front and rear downforce, providing stability and handling
performance in a wide range of driving conditions.

GT-R’s front fenders express power and stability, while the “aero-blades”
on the fenders’ edges provide optimum airflow around the tires and along
the body. The vents in the fenders’ trailing edges assist in providing
front downforce and optimizing side air flow. The aggressive front end,
with a large hood bulge and enlarged central air intake for 2012, provide
a sophisticated style as well as undisturbed airflow for power and
cooling. The “super wide beam” headlights feature three additional
sub-reflectors (compared to conventional lights) to give a wide
illumination spread. The speed-sensitive windshield wipers include an
auto on/off feature.
The Nissan GT-R’s four-passenger cabin features a sloping “aero blade
canopy” roofline and a curved C-pillar “sword edge,” which expresses the
distinctive GT-R identity, as well as facilitating air flow around the
rear of the vehicle. The signature rear view of the GT-R is provided by
its hallmark four-ring taillights, while air flow above and below the
vehicle is managed by the functional rear carbon fiber underbody diffuser
(extended for 2012), new rear venting, rear spoiler and large, integrated
quad exhaust tips.

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GT-R’s advanced technology is present even in the vehicle’s paint, which
utilizes a durable anti-chip paint and “double clear coat” process. The
2012 color palette includes two new colors, Deep Blue Pearl and Jet
Black, along with Solid Red, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and a limited
production 4-stage metallic Super Silver.

An Interior Suitable for Everyday Driving or Supercar Duties
Key to the Nissan GT-R’s usability as both a daily driver and a
high-performance machine is its interior, which is designed to balance
functionality and comfort. It provides comfortable four-passenger seating
and trunk capacity of two golf bags or suitcases.

Sculpted performance bucket seats give the driver and passenger a
comfortable driving experience, and soft pads are utilized on the dash in
front of the passenger and both doors to give an extra level of comfort.
The rear transaxle layout of GT-R, with a flat floor and narrow center
tunnel, allows GT-R to have an optimal driving position.The new GT-R
Black Edition adds a unique red and black interior color treatment and
Recaro® leather-appointed seats. Also added for 2012 is new carbon fiber
interior trim for all models.

The GT-R’s cockpit-style instrument panel surrounds the driver, with all
meters and multi-function meter at a uniform height to minimize the
driver’s head movement. A large center-mounted tachometer, with gear
display on its upper right, as well as the easy-to-read graphics of the
display, gives the driver instant detailed information, essential for the
performance nature of the GT-R.
Functional style is also evident in GT-R’s interior – each meter features
a dial plate design that evokes the idea of engaged gears, as well as a
three-dimensional metal-like ring, suggesting the multi-dimensional
performance of GT-R. A large, metallic-framed center console features an
ergonomically designed shift lever and a red “engine start” button.
The centerpiece of the instrument panel is a video game-inspired
multi-function display. Eleven pages of information are available on this
system, including mechanical and driving information, acceleration, brake
pedal pressure, steering angle and a recording function with playback.
Additional on-screen information includes a Navigation system, an
entertainment system with a 9.3 GB Music Box® Hard Drive and DVD video
playback capability and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System. The
navigation system includes XM NavTraffic® with Real-Time Traffic
Information and NavWeather™ capabilities (XM® subscription required, sold
All 2012 GT-R models include a specially designed 11-speaker Bose® audio
system features two forward-facing woofers in the rear center armrest
area. Rigid aluminum die cast panel-mounting of all speakers allowed
Bose® engineers to perfect the acoustical performance of the GT-R sound
system. Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® is standard.

The Nissan GT-R offers a long list of safety features, including, for
enhanced visibility inside and out of the vehicle, high-mounted LED
stoplights, bright LED rear combination taillights, “super wide beam”
headlights, heated door mirrors and flat-blade windshield wipers.
Standard safety equipment includes a Nissan Advanced Air Bag System for
driver and front passenger, front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental
air bags for driver and front-passenger and standard roof-mounted curtain
side-impact supplemental air bags for front seat occupant head protection
– along with front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters and
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tension reducers, and three-point ELR/ALR rear seat belts.

GT-R Dealer Certification

The Nissan GT-R is sold and serviced through nearly 700 Nissan dealers
that have attained “GT-R Certification” status by meeting a number of
strict sales, service and facilities commitments – including dedicating a
master technician to GT-R service, special training for service managers
and technicians, and designating dealer principals, executive managers
and general managers as the primary communicators and negotiators in
sales transactions. The names and locations of local GT-R Certified
Nissan dealers are available to consumers on NissanUSA.com.

Models and Options
The 2012 Nissan GT-R is available in two models: GT-R Premium, which
comes fully equipped with a 530-horsepower engine, dual clutch rear
transmission, Nissan Navigation System, custom-designed 11-speaker Bose®
audio system, premium near-black finish wheels, and heated front seats;
and the new GT-R Black Edition, with special lightweight metallic black
aluminum-alloy forged RAYS® wheels, unique red and black interior,
Recaro® leather-appointed seats and a dark headliner.

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Description: Now in its fourth year of availability in the North American market, the 2012 Nissan GT-R has a new look, new colors, new wheel design and, most important to fans of pure power, more horsepower under the hood. In addition, a new “Black Edition”– with unique seat trim, interior colors and wheels – joins the GT-R Premium model.The latest iteration of Nissan’s legendary supercar will be available at official “GT-R certified” Nissan dealers across the United States beginning in February 2011...