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The supercar will get a pair of new turbochargers for its 3,8-liter V6 and changes underneath to improve ride and handling.
The facelifted Nissan GT-R is now available to order in the UK starting at £83,995.
Which marks a £7120 increase from the previous £76,875 entry point, reflecting changes in the supercar's handling, performance and styling.
On the P35-generation GT-R, the 562bhp 3,8-liter V6 engine received a pair of new turbochargers, claimed to be more responsive at low revs and 5% more efficient. Nissan also says shifts are now 0.15 seconds faster in performance-R mode.
A redesigned exhaust manifold offers greater access to turbocharger installation points for easier maintenance, and there's a new titanium exhaust tip at the rear.
There are upgrades underneath as well, with an electronically controlled suspension system tuned for a smoother ride and better cornering stability. Nissan says the steering is “more linear and precise than ever, requiring minimal correction at speeds up to 186 mph” as a result.
Braking performance is improved, too, with a new booster block requiring less pedal input and increased response.
Nissan used the model to update once again Bayside Blue, a popular paint color for the previous, P34-generation GT-R. new 20-inch 20-spoke alloy wheels and a gray leather interior are now available.
The standard GT-R is available in five trim levels, with prices rising to $99,995 for the topping range of the track release. Carbon fiber seats can be fitted for £6750, while ceramic brake upgrades cost £7500.
Earlier this year, Nissan updated the lightweight, track-focused GT-R Nismo with subtle redesigns and performance improvements. Prices for this model start at £174,995 - £25,000 more than its predecessor and more than double the price of a standard GT-R.
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