NISSAN has released details [...]; plugs& POINTS.
? NISSAN has released details of its 2012 GT-R, with more power,
increased torque and a unique 'asymmetrical' suspension set-up
that compensates for extra weight on the right-hand side of the car. It
also burns a little less fuel than before, making it the most efficient
GT-R yet. The headline figures are 542bhp, 466lb.ft of torque and
potential for 24mpg. As well as the driver, the propeller shaft for the
front wheels is on the right-hand side of the car. In theory it makes
the car imbalanced, but Nissan's engineers have come up with a
clever, if unorthodox solution. For the front suspension, there's a
harder spring rate on the left side while at the rear the suspension arm
has been installed upwards on the left side and downwards on the right.
This means an imbalanced wheel load when the car is stationary, but
it's equalised during driving, countering the otherwise harmful
effects of physics.