Nissan GT-R Track Edition 2014 Review
Nissan GT-R Track Edition 2014 Review. On the other, for a coupe from a nonpremium brand, the Nissan GT-R Track Edition 2014 is a bit spendy, as it costs twice as much as a Chevy Camaro ZL1.
New for 2014 is the Nissan GT-R Track Edition 2014 you see here. It deletes the standard GT-R’s Mini-Me rear seats in favor of a pair of quilted, fabric-covered package bins. Other elements include modified Bilsteins, stiffer springs (20 percent, says Nissan), six-spoke RAYS forged-aluminum wheels, grippy fabric-covered front seats, and front and rear brake-cooling air channels, as well as front and rear spoilers fashioned from carbon fiber. Actually, the single notable change in the 2014 GT-R’s numbers is its price: The base Premium model breaks the $100,000 barrier for the first time, and the Nissan GT-R Track Edition 2014 kicks the charge all the way to $116,710. Our test car was $285 more dear than that, thanks to its optional GT-R–logo floor mats.
The Track Edition’s brake-cooling ducts likely would be a boon during a longer test session, as last year’s GT-R did exhibit some fade. But make no mistake, this is a brutally fast car. At 2.9 seconds to 60, the Nissan GT-R Track Edition 2014 pulls a massive 1.1-second hole shot on the Camaro ZL1 and easily bests other, more-powerful rides to the 60 mark, including the Shelby GT500, C6 Corvette ZR1, SRT Viper, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 599GTB, Lexus LFA, and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
Nissan GT-R Track Edition VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe. PRICE AS TESTED: $116,995 (base price: $116,710). ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection. Displacement: 232 cu in, 3799 cc, Power: 545 hp @ 6400 rpm, Torque: 463 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm. TRANSMISSION: 6-speed dual-clutch automatic. FUEL ECONOMY: EPA city/highway driving: 16/23 mpg, C/D observed: 16 mpg.
If you prefer your supercars free of whirring, road hiss, tire sizzle, exhaust drone and rumble, and the clicketyclack of mechanical lash, gear rattle, and various whines, look elsewhere. The Nissan GT-R Track Edition 2014 dispenses with the frippery of exotic hides and haute couture for the nuts and bolts of furiosity.