Nissan updates GT-R for European market

Nissan has announced a number of changes to the European-market GT-R sports car. Although the changes are mainly minor, they do address some of the small complaints the current generation GT-R has had in Europe since it was introduced and they also help make it Euro 5 emissions compliant.

Underneath, Nissan says it has modified front spring and damper rates to improve the ride quality and sharpen handling. The rear suspension radius rod bushings are larger, as well, and the electronic braking distribution has been altered to provide better braking control in dry conditions.

To reduce rear axle binding at low speeds and when fluids are cold, Nissan has modified the torque distribution between the front and rear axles and the transmission has been changed to force a later downshift from 6th to 5th but more aggressive downshifts from 4th to 3rd and 3rd to 2nd. The front transmission mount has been stiffened, the automaker says, to reduce vibration.

Nissan has also altered the carbon fiber underfloor diffuser to provide additional cooling to the exhaust and transmission.

A handful of emissions modifications make the GT-R Euro 5 standard compliant.

Visually, the European GT-R gets a double clear coat paint on the bumpers. Inside, the gauges get a new gunmetal finish surrounding them and more insulation has been added to the rear seat area.