Nissan GT-R program manager Hiroshi Tamura has revealed he wants to move the model slightly more upmarket.

Nissan GT-R program manager Hiroshi Tamura has revealed he wants to move the model slightly more upmarket.

Talking to Top Gear, Tamura said “I want to make the GT-R more premiere… not just fancy, but real premium."  The engineer went on to say the company still has some opportunities to improve the car's handling and NVH levels.  Tamura also noted the GT-R's ride and comfort could also use some work.

There's no word on when we can expect to see the changes but Tamura said the GT-R Egoist Edition is a good example of what we can expect.  That particular model was introduced in 2010 and featured premium leather upholstery, a "Wajima Maki-e" steering wheel emblem, and a Bose sound system that was "exclusively tuned according to the driving position of each driver."

Unfortunately, it appears Nissan is still focused on the current model rather than the next-generation GT-R.  As Tamura explained, the next GT-R is still a ways off as he wants to "hit some of the other objectives [on the current model] first."

Source: Top Gear

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