By Mike Kojima
Our Project GT-R was originally going to be an early 2009 CBA model. We had acquired a low mileage first generation CBA and were about to start applying the normal MotoIQ tricks when we got to drive a 2014 model second generation or DBA GT-R at a dealer and were pretty amazed at the difference in refinement and performance that the newer car had over the old car.
The CBA was no slouch at all but the DBA was much faster, handled noticeably better and was much more refined from a NVH standpoint. Most of the differences came about during the car's mid cycle facelift in 2012 when the model changed from CBA to DBA. Even though most of the major changes happened in the switch from CBA to DBA, Nissan has been hard at work refining the GT-R and each model year comes with a list of continual refinements.