Vehicle Reviews:
2014 Nissan GT-R

There’s not a whole lot of immediate difference between the 2014 Nissan GT-R and the 2013 model already out on the lots. So some might be wondering why 2014 Nissan GT-R review articles bother spending time on a car that is just a reissue of the previous year. Apparently, many of the new surprises are under the hood instead of on the surface of the car exterior.

Engine Specs

The new 3.8 liter engine puts out 545 horsepower that zips to 60 mph in under 3 seconds and muscles 463 lb-ft of torque. The design incorporates a dual turbo V6 approach that is hand-built, but it’s matched with a four-wheel drive, 6-gear automatic transmission, translating far more power from the block to the wheels. The GT-R has been modified with further changes to its performance, cutting seconds off the clock in terms of high speed output. This is no one-time affair either. The Japanese automaker’s designers are committed to finding ways to improve the car annually, and not just with cosmetics either.

Suspension

The 2014 includes the current design of an even weight balance between the front and back of the car. Any kind of shifting throws off the weight-power ratio, which actually reduces the speed performance versus improving it. To make the balance a reality, the GT-R still utilizes the current Bilstein damptronic suspension, which is adjustable. This is a nice feature since the ride can be switched back and forth from comfort level for regular driving to a performance level for high-speed driving. However, additional securing bolts have been added to boost suspension performance when thrown into extreme loads, particularly in high speed turns.

More impressive is the stopping power of the new GT-R. It can decelerate from 60 mph to a flat 0 within 100 feet, even on web asphalt. Most other cars would skid or take much longer.

Interior Features of the Nissan GT-R

The inside of the GT-R is still a highly-specialized package. With color offsets in the leather that ranges from the seats to the steering wheel, the inside is going to continue to floor people experiencing the car for the first time. This package is available in the premium edition. That said, everything inside is compact, designed to seat and package a driver or passenger and keep them put during tight turns and gravity pressures while driving.

  • Leather-appointed seats
  • 8-way Power-adjustable Driver’s Seat
  • Carbon-fiber and Charcoal Brushed-metal Trim
  • Leather Appointments
  • Heated Leather-appointed Front Seats

Exterior Features of the Nissan GT-R

To provide a rigid platform, Nissan engineers pioneered a unique hybrid body using high-strength steel, die-cast aluminum, carbon fiber and composite materials. The front shock housing is a single die-cast aluminum structure. A lightweight carbon-composite radiator crossmember helps keep weight off the front wheels.

  • Lightweight Suspension
  • Precision Built
  • Hand-polished Finish
  • Aerodynamics
  • Underbody Aerodynamics
  • Underbody Airflow

In Summary

Most 2014 Nissan GT-R review articles will focus on speed. However, the car also exceeds expectations in suspension and braking, aside from the sharp looks. So serious speed car fans should take a look at the GT-R. The level of impression is matched by how fast and well this car performs, even on heavy turns and road demands. As a result, when reading a 2014 Nissan GT-R review, look deeper than the photos or engine descriptions. The car involves a total performance package, with every component designed to perform with the engine’s strength and capacity.

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