2018 Nissan GT-R Track Pack – When launched the new 2018 GT-R, Nissan also released minor details on an additional Track Pack model that would add an “an extra edge on the race track.” Now, The Company has finally offered up the official details on this racing package, including the fact that it is already available for order. The Japanese Automaker has just released its right-hand-drive Nissan GT-R Track Pack for the Japan, UK, Australia and South Africa markets this month. While initial reports suggested that the Track Pack is intended as a right-hand-drive exclusive, Nissan has announced that the hard-core package will be available in left-handed markets as well.
The new 2018 Track Pack version will be upgraded by lightweight six-spoke RAYS alloy wheels with gloss black painted centers. The new wheels will be combined with brakes cooled by additional cooling ducts built into the front bumper. These reduce the operating temperature of the front brake discs by as much as 100 degrees during track use, improving the stopping performance. Similar ducts, hidden behind the rear wheels, channel cooling air over the rear discs. The suspension system has also been revised to be optimal for track use, while adjustable dampers offer more comfort when the car is being used on the street.
For the interior, the Track Pack removes the rear seats to save weight, and swaps the front seats for lighter Recaro buckets clad in a high-grip fabric. In case the ride quality and lack of a back seat aren’t enough to remind the car’s focus, a Track Pack badge adorns the center console.
Underneath the skin, Nissan’s engineers have honed the new Track Pack GT-R in every possible way. Starting with the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, a raft of upgrades that include but are not limited to, revised heads, intercooler and exhaust system, push output from 530PS at 6,400rpm and 612Nm (451 lb-ft) from 3,200 to 6,400 rpm, to 550PS at 6,400rpm and 632Nm (466 lb-ft) from 3,200 to 5,800 rpm.