The 2015 Nissan GT-R is Getting Ready to Burst Out of the Gate
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been six years since the launch of the already iconic Nissan GT-R sports car. This premium sports coupe has quickly made a reputation for itself as a world-class racer, and it’s done it the right way—with inspired performance backed by elegant styling. While here at Knight Nissan in Swift Current we spend our time in 2013 trying to pick our jaws up off the ground after reading the GT-R’s current specs or seeing those specs turned to astounding action, the engineers and designers at Nissan are hard at work spinning the next styling and mechanical marvels on their flagship sports racer.
About the Current Model
The current Nissan GT-R is an upgraded version of the model that debuted six years ago. When the GT-R first hit the market it was capable of putting out 473 hp, which was upgraded to 485 hp in 2009 and finally to the robust 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6 with the commanding 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque we have today. That kind of power is good for a 0-60 time of just 2.8 seconds… wow.
Currently available in Premium and Black Edition trims in Canada, the 2014 GT-R is starting at $103,980. Regardless of which version you go with, the current model comes fully equipped with all of the high-end racing features you’d expect from a world-class sports car. The premium leather and suede sports seats are designed with prominent bolsters and faux-suede inserts to keep driver and passenger comfortably in their place when making sharp turns at top speeds. Technology features are plentiful, starting out with a unique standard steering wheel mounted transmission control to go along with the audio and cruise controls. iPod integration, DVD player, Sirius XM satellite radio with NavTaffic, and speed sensitive volume control can all be enjoyed through the standard 11 speaker Bose premium sound system with 2 subwoofers.
Where Things Are Headed
While it remains to be seen exactly what the 2015 Nissan GT-R will look like, sources have revealed some real changes for the upcoming model, including performance updates and revised styling. Expect the revised styling to focus on even lighter materials to boost performance as well as some comfort revisions inside the cabin. On the engineering side of things, look for engine modifications to further bolster the output of this international sensation. We may even see an all-new 7-speed dual clutch transmission for 2015. All this added performance will mean the brakes will need to be tweaked to handle the added power as well. All together, the 2015 model should shave at least a tenth of a second off of that 0-60 time.
Speeding into the Future
The Nissan GT-R isn’t looking back, and neither should you. If you’re thinking about the GT-R or a more practical sports car or sedan for yourself or your family, visit our dealership and check out our wide range of quality new and pre-owned vehicles. Satisfy your need for speed at Knight Nissan!