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2013 Chicago Auto Show: 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

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What Is It?
2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

What's Special About It?
One of the few real complaints about the Nissan GT-R is that despite the car's blinding speed, it is a bit of a porker. While adding lightness is certainly one way to go fast, adding power, technology, driven wheels, computers and massive sticky rubber has worked in the GT-R's favor since Day 1.

But now Nissan is taking on lightness. At least a little bit.

For the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition, Nissan has ditched the backseats (hey, you weren't using them anyway) in favor of quilted fabric (!), added a set of lightweight Rays forged wheels (with the Dunlop tires), and has handmade the rear spoiler in raw carbon fiber.

On the non-weight related side, the GT-R Track Edition's also gets grippier seats and more brake cooling thanks to a front splitter with carbon-fiber ducts. Nissan's also tweaked the suspension and added a set of Bilstein DampTronic shock absorbers with stiffer springs. Nissan didn't say how much weight this actually saved, but we're guessing it'll be a few dozen pounds lighter than the 3,818-pound Black Edition. We'll take it.

The 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition doesn't get any specific power upgrades over the normal one, turning in a power output of 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque.

What Edmunds says: With only 150 of these bound for the U.S., if you don't have an order in already, you're likely too late.

Base Price: $110,000 est
Engine: 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6
Gearbox: Six-speed, dual-clutch automatic
Power: 545 horsepower, 463 pound-feet of torque

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