2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition was officially unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The new model adding another tier to the GT-R hierarchy for 2014 will go on sale worldwide from May and will be sold in Japan, U.K. and U.S. (only 150 units for the American market).
For the few who are not satisfied with the level of sportiness flaunted by Nissan GT-R, a new dedicated version will be available starting this summer. It is officially called 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition, and comes with a number of technical and interior changes that directs the new Japanese model to the circuit. Watch below the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition official photos that the Japanese manufacturer has recently published.
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition Wallpaper [photo gallery]
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition – Price & Engine & Design
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition has under the bonnet the same 3.8-liter V8 engine that delivers 554 hp and 463 pound-feet (627 Nm) of torque (also available on the 2012 version of the GT-R), paired with the quick 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. The new tech package includes enlarged lightweight wheels that reduce the curb weight with 22 lbs (10 kg).
The Brembo performance brakes are prepared for track-use due to the new cooling channels on the front and rear wheels, guaranteeing a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius (212°F) lower for the braking discs compared with the standard GT-R. The suspension also has been changed, becoming more rigid.
So, summarizing changes, the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition has a better cooling system, tougher brake suspension, front spoiler with carbon air intakes, front seats with better lateral support. The rear spoiler is made of lightweight dry carbon fiber, and the special metallic alloy-wheels are fitted with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT high performance run-flat tires that are filled with nitrogen.
The 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition was tested in the new technical configuration on the Green Hell of Nürburgring. Nissan’s development driver was Toshio Suzuki, which had to ensure that the settings are perfect for any type of circuit.
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition is available in five exterior colors (Pearl White, Solid Red, Jet Black, Gun Metallic and Deep Blue Pearl).
The interior presents drastic changes. The rear seats have disappeared from the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition, while the front seats are replaced special ones made by Recaro. The upholstery is also special, the leather-fabric combination being – according to Nissan – developed specifically for maximum grip so the corners can be addressed in a sporty style.
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition price: although NIssan haven’t revealed how much the Track Edition will add to the GT-R’s $99,590 base price, the speculations goes up to $18,000.
“The concept behind the GT-R Track Edition is to enable drivers who enjoy even more demanding high-performance driving than the GT-R Premium and Black Edition models’ extreme performance, the chance to come closer to a competition spec vehicle – no back seat, stiffer suspension, higher grip seats, additional brake cooling – the works.” Said Pierre Loing, Vice President, Product and Advanced Planning and Strategy, Nissan Americas.
Concluded Loing: “The new Track Edition sends the message that when it come to Nissan GT-R performance, there is no endpoint. We will continue to push its development and keep the competition in the rearview mirror. The legend continues.”
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition Video
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition via Nissan