Cobra Technology has finally released information and some much coveted pictures of the newly tuned Nissan GT-R. They have given it the name Cobra N+ Tuning Concept that has been equipped with a Stage One package. Included with this package is more power – which is not surprising when it comes to Cobra.
The new model will have an output of 550 horsepower with a torque of 500 pound-ft. With this kind of power built into it, it can rev from 0 to 62 mph in under 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 199 mph. Another piece of good news; they will be producing a race performance version that is expected to reach 620 horsepower and 590 pound-ft of torque.
Cobra has reprogrammed the ECU, modified the air intake, and increased the boost pressure by 0.15 bar in order to receive this extra power. It will also be built with a brand new free flowing stainless steel exhaust system and many more upgrades. They have already given it 21 inch lightweight rollers to help make room for the eight piston brake calipers and 15.9 inch discs in the front as well as coil over suspension features that are adjustable.
If you are going to tune up a model you canâ€™t just stop at power. Which is why Cobra has also touched up the interior available in two options; leather and Alcantara or racing-specification carbon fiber seats complete with a roll cage. On the exterior they have given it a new front fascia – which will reduce the lift and improve cooling. It has also been given a remodeled rear with a larger wing and an integrated diffuser.
The new Cobra N+ tuning program will become available to consumers once the Nissan GT-R hitâ€™s the UK market in early 2009. I bet there will be a waiting list for this model.