Factory Tweak: Nissan Reveals GT-C Concept

Nissan's sent along pics of the juiced-up Murano concept it plans to unveil this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The company tuner was created largely by the lab-coated tweakers at Nissan's Bedfordshire-based European Technical Centre, who've added a Garrett-built turbocharger to the standard 3.5-liter V6 to give it 335 horsepower (340 metric) and 265 ft.-lbs of torque. Acceleration is on the ho-hum side of blistering, at 7.0 seconds from zero to 60 mph, but handling's been improved by way of uprated dampers and stiffer coil springs that lower the Murano's stance by 25mm. It's also got 22" five-spoke alloys under Dunlop SP Sport Maxx ZR tires, and a blown-glass shift knob. Smashing.

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