Revealed: Official Photos and Video of the 2012 Nissan GT-R

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Godzilla’s latest edition has been revealed ahead of its sales launch later this month.

Nissan has just released their 2012 edition of the GT-R with a promo video and a gallery chock full of photos. The big and bulky beast (aka Godzilla) is back with its awesome acceleration, superior handling and upgraded interior for all the performance of a supercar at a reasonable price. The new GT-R features some new design cues, such as a revised front fascia with integrated LED running lights and redesigned headlights.

New wheels and a revised rear diffuser along with a claimed 10 percent added front and rear downforce further increase Godzilla's looks and performance. Under the hood, Nissan tweaked the powerful twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine for an impressive output of 542hp and 488lb-ft of torque. That is a 19hp increase from last year's model. Improved fuel economy and emissions levels also add to the legend that is the Japanese automaker's supercar. A 0-60mph time of a shocking 3.1 seconds doesn't hurt Godzilla's image either. MSRP for the 2012 Nissan GT-R is set at $89,950, not too shabby for a supercar.

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Nissan has also improved the dashboard material quality and have added blue lighting inside the tachometer ring in order to match the shift position indicator light. The overall effect gives a more sophisticated cockpit atmosphere. For Japan and the UK only (for now), enthusiast buyers will also have an optional "Track Pack" that was jointly developed with NordRing Company in Japan. It features revised suspension settings, extra front and rear brake cooling, aluminum alloy wheels, and a front spoiler with an exclusively made carbon air duct. Weight for this edition has also been cut by eliminating the rear seats with quilted fabric mats instead.

Basically, the Track Pack takes its DNA origins from the Spec_V model that quickly became a regular site on the track. Other significant updates for the new year include improved fuel economy and lower emissions, an enhanced transmission shift feel, special race tuned oils used in differential, increased body strength for improved handling, and optional ceramic brakes. The interior also features new Bose Precision Sound System woofers, and a standard rear view camera. With word slowly leaking out regarding the next generation GT-R, this may be the final version of the current car.

Check out the video below to see the updated GT-R in action and click through the extensive gallery to see Godzilla in all his glory before he goes on sale on November 24th in Japan and January of next year in Europe. It is tagged the 2012 model overseas, while in the U.S. it will arrive as a 2013 model.

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