I was told that the 2010 R35 comes with a little more power and some suspension tweaks, is this true?
If so, any other differences?
If so, any other differences?
Stiffer suspension, NACA ducts and data-logging will be next year's highlights
Mizuno at the 'Ring yesterday2010 model year upgrades for Nissan's GT-R will include the adoption of the Spec-V's rear diffuser plus new side NACA ducts, suspension tweaks, and an optional NISMO data-logging facility that will let drivers share and compare data via their PCs.
The changes were revealed to PistonHeads yesterday by GT-R project chief Kazutoshi Mizuno, who was our host yesterday at the company's Nurburgring technical centre where elements of the 2010 upgrade package - and European Spec-V models - are undergoing their final evaluation.
According to Mizuno-san, the suspension tweaks are minor but include marginally stiffer front spring and damper rates, and stiffer bushing for the rear torsion control arms. The aim is to further increase the driver appeal - or to paraphrase the enigmatic chief engineer 'to make the driver's buttocks feel even closer to the rear wheels during sporty driving'.
Final 2010 MY testing is underwayThe NISMO data-logging system will be part of an upgraded sat-nav option. As we understand it, owners will be able to download data using a USB memory stick, load it onto their PC for analysis, and even share their numbers with other GT-R drivers online.
The adoption of the Spec-V rear diffuser and new NACA ducts next to the rear wheels are there to improve airflow and brake cooling, says Mizuno. The 2010 cars have also been tweaked to meet Euro 5 emissions regs, and an ECU modification improves low-speed tractability in low temperatures when the transmission fluid is still cold.
PH was there too - full story on its way...Mizuno and Nissan senior vice president Andy Palmer (who was co-incidentally visiting the Nurburgring GT-R test team on the same day) also gave us some insights into the new Spec-M model that has been rumoured for some time. Contrary to the suggestion in our story yesterday, it won't be at the Tokyo motor show next month, but will emerge sometime next year instead.
We shouldn't get too distracted by the 'comfort' tag, they say, as the core package will be largely undiluted. Instead, think of a GT-R 'plus' with extra luxury fittings like a high-end sound system, expensive interior fittings and a more 'bespoke' feel.
Like the Spec-V, the idea of the Spec-M is to increase exclusivity, not improve accessibility, so although the suspension may be set up for a little more comfort we're not expecting the driving experience to feel very different from the standard car.
Meanwhile the 2010 model year GT-R should be available in the UK early next year, around the same time as the Spec-V edition.
Why not wait for the MY2011 to roll out, it'll be even better!i also heard of tweeks to gearbox, clutch, solenoid valve, drivetrain, cooling and a couple of other stuff they dont want to advertise...
this is exactly why i pulled out of the 2008/09 model and am waiting for the 2010 model.
now even happier knowing it will have v-spec stuff carried over too..... :clap:
No Problem.Thanks Shaun,
I was contemplating a 2010 purchase so might as well get the 2010 version given it should be better, even if they are only minor tweeks.
Ditto that,I currently have a car ordered with an original summer 2010 delivery date,this has since come forward to very early 2010.I would be very interested to know exactly when these current changes/improvements take place for cars delivered.Wouldn't want to get a car just as it gets improved,minor or not,particularly the visual things like the Naca ducts for the rear brakes and any spec-V bits,like the rear diffuser.Bit of a dilemma this 'cause if my car comes forward a bit more, i.e. into late 2009,then I stand to save around 1200 quid on the VAT. Whereas to wait for the changes would give me a bang up-to-date GTR. Hellppp. !
This is interesting to me. By complete coincidence, the last two evenings I've been driving very slowly over the speed bumps in the car park at my office and I've noticed repeated spikes in the engine revs. From what I recall, the revs jumped from 1,000 revs to 1,500 revs 4 or 5 times over the space of about 2 seconds. Has anybody else had a similar experience?and an ECU modification improves low-speed tractability in low temperatures when the transmission fluid is still cold.