The upgrades brought to the new model year includes a fresh list of new features and simplified model lineup.
By removing the previous GT-R base model, Nissan offers the GT-R Premium as the only available 2011 model.
Among the new technical highlights are slightly darker wheel center caps, double clear coat on the front and rear fascias and the addition of rear cooling ducts to improve cooling performance around the rear floor area.
The new suspension system fitted on the GT-R includes increased-accuracy front shock absorbers and springs and stiffer rear suspension, achieved by strengthening the radius of the rod bushings.
In addition, auto on/off headlights and speed-sensitive windshield wipers are now standard, along with a USB iPod interface, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth and DVD playback.
The navigation system now includes XM NavTraffic and NavWeather capability.
The GT-R uses a 3.8l twin turbo V6 engine, controlled through paddle-shifted dual clutch rear transmission. The engine provides around 485 horsepower.
As additional options on the new GT-R, Nissan is offering: Cold Weather Package – no charge; special Super Silver paint – $3,000; Ultra-High Performance Tire Package – no charge; and carpeted GT-R logo floor mats – $280.