The updated 2012 Nissan GT-R is heading our way. GTRBlog has received the first information regarding the new Godzilla package. The exterior changes include LED driving lights/daytime running lights integrated into the front fascia. The shape of the canards is different to previous model years. This change plus other changes like the restyled front bumper have improved the GT-R’s aerodynamic performance.
The GT-R’s coefficient of drag has dropped from 0.272 to 0.268. Additionally the rear downforce has been improved with 10% thanks to a redesigned rear diffuser.
Two new colours are available; Aurora Flare Blue Pearl (color code RAY) and Nebula Opal Black (color code GAG). These two colors represent the only body color changes for the 2012 GT-R base and premium models. The new Rays forged aluminium wheel cuts 3kg (6.6lbs) off the GT-R’s unsprung weight – a total of 12kg (26.4lbs) around the car. The wheels are lighter and stiffer to improve steering response and feedback. They are available in two colors; Hyper Blue Black and Hyper Titanium color.
The base model GT-R is now named the Pure Edition, but the features remain the same. The Pure edition starts at 8,694,000 yen ($ 103,272), an increase of 80,000 yen ($ 950). The Premium edition receives a larger bump of 210,000 yen ($ 2,493) to 9,450,000 yen ($ 112,252) in Japan.