2012 Nissan GT-R Specifications Leaked : 2012 Nissan GT-R photos and specifications have been released, and it’s no surprise that the Internet is flooded with information and people looking for more information.
Hidden under a “fuel save” setting, holding the button down for four seconds will put the 2012 GT-R into rear-drive-only mode. The setting is only temporary, likely meaning until the next shutoff, and Nissan is reportedly encouraging drivers to use the standard all-wheel-drive mode for normal driving.
Immediately obvious are the trendy LED marker lights up front, along with minor massaging of the front airdam. The wheel design is new, and of course, the forged-aluminum Rays 20s promise to be both lighter and stronger. Around back, the diffuser has been modified to increase downforce, and an LED unit has been added.
The photo shows what are apparently two new exterior colors for the 2012 GT-R. The blue is an entirely new paint code for the GT-R; the rumored name is Aurora Flare Blue Pearl. The black paint is thought to be a revised mix of the existing Black Obsidian option.
Also on the unconfirmed docket is a heavily revamped launch control system that’s designed to get more out of the VR38′s healthy torque curve from a stop. Whether activating it will void warranties, break delicate transmissions, or cause birth defects is still unknown.
Nissan officials tell Inside Line that the 2012 Nissan GT-R’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 will also make more horsepower. They haven’t said how much, but remember that the 2011 model already makes 485 hp, so the magic 500 is a good bet. We’ve also been told to expect revised engine and transmission mounts.
Reports also show that Nissan plans to offer the 2012 Nissan GT-R for sale in more colors choices and that small interior upgrades are available to buyers as well.