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Last year, Nissan boosted the GT-R's horsepower to 545. For 2014, that max-output spec remains unchanged even though new fuel injectors quicken throttle response. A new limited-availability (150 for the U.S.) Track Edition model deletes the rear seat for weight savings and fits stiffer springs with Bilstein DampTronic gas-pressure shocks.
For 2013, Nissan has given the GT-R a 15-horsepower bump, bringing output to 545; torque is also increased by 15. The GT-R sees revisions to its transmission aimed at improving shift times and a revised suspension. A new carbon rear spoiler is added to Black Edition models, while all GT-Rs now feature a standard rearview camera.
Along with a new look, new wheels and new colors, the 2012 Nissan GT-R coupe gets a new Black Edition trim with unique black and red Recaro sport seats, a black headliner and black 6-spoke RAYS lightweight alloy wheels. Horsepower jumps from 485 to 530, while city/highway fuel economy moves from 15/21 to 16/23
If there's such a thing as a supercar for the budget-conscious, the 2015 Nissan GT-R is it. While it's no longer quite the deal it once was, the $103,000 and up GT-R has the performance chops to pace or even pounce exotic cars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Maseratis that can cost twice as much. Though it wears a mainstream badge, the GT-R is endowed with racecar technology and a phenomenal engine. A performance-tuned all-wheel-drive system enables the GT-R to have gargantuan grip, while its 545-horsepower V6 has the power to pin you and up to three passengers to your seats. For enthusiasts who somehow need even more, a 600-horsepower, track-oriented NISMO edition joins the GT-R lineup for 2015.