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And with its muscular turbo charged engine

And with its muscular turbo charged engine

Nissan Murano GT

Nissan announced back in canada goose outlet parka June that that they would have two special concepts on hand at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, both products of the canada goose outlet online uk company’s European Technical Centre. They pulled the wraps off of one of them last week: the Nissan 350Z GT S. Today, they unveiled the Murano GT C (Grand Tourer Concept), and it’s a stunner.

The body features subtle changes like a revised rear bumper and a new high mount rear spoiler, but nothing overly dramatic. They simply complement the Murano’s already athletic look. Mesh grille inserts now adorn the front intakes, and trim pieces like the grille and sideview mirrors get a canada goose outlet canada goose coats on sale new york city coat of black bronze lacquer that also sees action in canada goose outlet store the revised cabin.

Big AP Racing brakes are easily visible behind the Dunlop shod 22″ 5 Canada Goose Jackets spoke wheels, and the suspension has been lowered and retuned in keeping with this Murano’s sporting pretensions. Around back, a pair of double barreled exhaust tips peek through the openings in the new bumper.

That new exhaust is acoustically tuned, and the source of the noise emitting from them is the Murano’s 3.5L V6, which gets a single Garrett turbocharger. The enhanced powerplant kicks out an impressive 340 horsepower with 265 lb ft of torque. 60 mph arrives in an estimated 7 seconds, and top speed is 140 mph.

The passenger cabin is improved mightily, thanks to a two tone interior highlighted by hand stitched leather, the aforementioned black bronze lacquer trim, blue LED ambient lighting, and a hand blown glass shift knob. Even the mats, rear cargo floor, and rollaway cargo cover get the two tone look.

While only a concept, its makers say that if approved for production, the GT C could come cheap canada goose uk through with only minor detail changes.

After Goodwood, the Murano GT C will be shown at the British International Motor Show in mid July.

(Detailed press release, more photos after the jump)

[Source: Nissan Great Britain]


The C is a grand tourer for the twenty first century driver. Powerful, agile, sumptuously appointed and head turningly handsome, the Murano GT C is designed to undertake any journey be it a relaxed pan European cruise, an adrenaline fuelled cross country chase or a gruelling rush hour commute with consummate ease.

As its name indicates, the Grand Tourer Concept embodies Nissan GB’s vision of a stylish and cosseting long distance express, a vehicle that fuses time honoured craftsmanship with ice cool technology. And with its muscular turbo charged engine, supple ride quality, engaging handling, and four season https://www.chinese-sharpei.de all wheel drive ability, the GT C ticks every box.

Based on Nissan’s award winning Murano 4×4 and developed under canada goose outlet store uk the close supervision of Nissan’s Bedfordshire based European Technical Centre, the GT C features a heavily revised powertrain, a raft of suspension, brake and steering upgrades, all complemented by bold new styling, inside and out.

“This is the first time that Nissan’s Cranfield based Technical Centre Europe has produced such a concept, and it speaks volumes for our ability to respond quickly and effectively to customer demand,” explains Jerry Hardcastle, the director of Customer Oriented Engineering at Nissan’s Technical Centre Europe.

Central to canada goose black friday sale the canada goose uk black friday Murano GT C’s dynamic appeal is its muscular new turbo charged engine. In the GT C, the Murano’s all aluminium 3498cc V6 engine is breathed on by a single Garrett turbo charger. The hybrid turbo is a bespoke buy canada goose jacket unit created for this application, and features a turbine from a Garrett T3 canada goose jacket outlet and a compressor from a Garrett T4.

The engine employs an advanced air to water charge cooling system, which both lowers the temperature and increases the cheap canada goose density of the air drawn into the combustion chambers to boost combustion efficiency.

The turbo housing itself is isolated with advanced Darchem heat shielding sandwich material to further regulate temperatures. The engine’s 10.3:1 compression ratio remains unchanged, and volumetric efficiency is also enhanced by the engine’s variable valve timing on both inlet and outlet camshafts.

To facilitate the turbo installation, the battery is now housed in the canada goose outlet jackets spare rear well in the boot, and the engine is fitted with an acoustically tuned stainless steel exhaust system with four tailpipes to optimise back pressure. Naturally, the exhaust’s closed loop feedback system with three way catalyst remains unaffected by these enhancements.

The 24 valve engine now canada goose store produces a hefty 340PS at 6000rpm, and an equally impressive 265lb ft of torque at a low 3600rpm enough to rocket the 1885kg Murano GT C (a mere 20kg over the standard Murano) to 60mph in an estimated 7.0seconds and on to a top speed Canada Goose Parka of 140mph. Impressive as these on paper figures are, it’s the Murano GT C’s powerful in gear acceleration that impresses most with that deep reservoir of torque, the Murano GT C delivers instant and effortless overtaking acceleration throughout the rev range.

To match this performance, the Murano GT C’s MacPherson strut front and multi link rear suspension is fitted with uprated Bilstein mono tube dampers, shorter and 35% stiffer coil springs which lower the ride height by 25mm as well as recalibrated front suspension kinematics to enhance cornering turn in and improve steering feedback.

“The goal behind these upgrades is to enhance the Murano’s nimbleness without losing any of its supple long distance canada goose outlet reviews ride comfort. In other words, it will still get a glint in its eye when it’s hustled down a mountain pass, but won’t loosen your fillings when tackling Britain’s craggy blacktop,” explains Hardcastle.

The Murano GT C is fitted with a bespoke AP Racing brake system that’s more than canada goose outlet black friday capable of handling the engine’s performance boost. At the front, large 362mm two piece rotors are gripped by powerful six pot callipers, while at the rear four pot callipers grasp single piece 330mm discs. All four rotors are vented and grooved for improved heat dissipation.

Painted in Nissan’s Kuro Canada Goose Coats On Sale Black paint, the Murano GT C features front grille, wing mirrors, door handles, headlamp interiors and badging covered in a clear and canada goose outlet deep black/bronze Dupont lacquer. The front air intakes are faced in stainless woven steel mesh and the redesigned rear bumper houses those four chamfered exhaust pipes.

Unique 22inch five spoke two piece lightweight alloy wheels, shod with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx ZR 265/35 profile tyres fill the Murano GT C’s bold wheel arches, and that aerodynamically tuned rear wing further underscores the canada goose outlet shop Nissan’s sporting credentials.

The GT C takes the Murano’s stylish, spacious and luxuriously appointed cabin and enhances it further with the addition of hand stitched leather, bespoke luggage and hand blown glass.

The central sections of the Murano’s low slung and electrically adjustable front seats have been trimmed in perforated Strathspey leather, from Andrew Muirhead in Scotland, Europe’s oldest and most distinguished tannery. This hand stitched honey coloured waxed matt leather is also used on the rear seats, the centre of the seat headrests, the elbow pads in the door, the top and bottom quadrants of the steering wheel and the recesses of the footwells.

The organic Strathspey leather is offset by the tan Glove material that’s used above the belt line to cover the headlining and pillars. Like the leather, this advanced man made fibre is hand stitched.