Changes to the GT-R’s sophisticated four-wheel independent suspension for the Track Edition include special Bilstein DampTronic gas pressure shocks and higher spring rates. Much of the 2014 GT-R’s suspension development took place on the Nürburgring, where the Track Edition damping force and handling benchmarks were further refined by GT-R development driver Toshio Suzuki. The Track Edition’s air guides for the front and rear brakes were also refined through rigorous track testing.
The Track Edition’s performance enhancements are added to a significant number of upgrades to the GT-R for the 2014 model year: new fuel injectors for enhanced torque response in the 4,500 – 6,000 rpm range, improved throttle and acceleration feel at mid- and high-rpm ranges, and the addition of an oil pan baffle to stabilize oil turbulence and oil pressure under high performance driving conditions. An aluminum nameplate is now added to each
hand-assembled engine bearing the name of the specially trained “Takumi” craftsman
who built that individual engine.
In addition to developing 545 horsepower, the GT-R’s standard VR38DETT V6 produces 463 pound-feet of torque. The engine is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential six-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at racecar-like speeds (0.15 seconds). 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 quick shifts. It also features Hill Start Assist for easy starts on uphill inclines. High performance differential oil, used in GT-R motorsports competition, is standard.
Nissan’s unique exclusive GT-R platform incorporates the world’s first independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system, which optimizes weight distribution and handling capability. 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.
Inside, the new GT-R Track Edition features special blue-trimmed high-grip bucket seats that use special leather and fabric appointments. And, like all 2014 GT-Rs, the Track Edition’s interior offers a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer, a large metallic-framed center console with ergonomically designed shift lever, a red “engine start” button and carbon fiber interior trim.
Finishing off the GT-R Track Edition’s special features are a handmade, lightweight dry carbon fiber rear spoiler and special metallic black six-spoke RAYS forged lightweight wheels fitted with Dunlop® SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT ultra high performance run- flat nitrogen-filled tires. The GT-R Track Edition is offered in five exterior colors: Deep Blue Pearl, Jet Black, Solid Red, Gun Metallic and Pearl White.