With a Twin Turbo V6 producing an earth-shaking 545 horsepower, it’s easy to overlook everything else GT-R® has to offer—which is a lot. For 2016, that includes a new recalibrated suspension that reduces load fluctuation between the four wheels, and helps keep your wheels tight on the road for a smoother, more sophisticated ride. We’ve also added advanced headlights that adjust their illumination pattern based on your driving speed, and an all-new interior option with pale ivory semi-aniline seats, and contrasting hand-stitched details.
By using a powerful twin-turbo V6 rather than a larger and heavier V8 or V12, the Nissan GT-R® exploits its PM design for ultimate balance. In the PM design, much of the engine sits well back in the chassis behind the front axle—for crisper turn-in, quick steering response and overall balance. The lighter, more compact engine also pays dividends in performance and other interior room.
From the beginning, we knew GT-R® was going to redefine the breed in terms of performance, refinement and capabilities. So we brought together the AS Class drivers—the top development drivers at Nissan—to create a vehicle that would excel not just at one racetrack, in one kind of weather, or when driven by one master driver: this supercar would have to be for “anytime, anywhere,” and be as rewarding to a novice enthusiast as it would to a veteran racer.
Instead of the traditional 50/50 torque split between front and rear axles, the electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive system provides nearly all of the available torque to the rear wheels, and can send up to 50% of torque to the front wheels. This provides the steering feel and response of a rear-wheel vehicle, while giving the added confidence that only AWD can offer.
Efficient, daylight-spectrum, multi-LED headlights create a distinctive “lightning” motif. But these four LED units do more than look the part. They adjust their illumination pattern based on vehicle speed, and cast a super-wide beam to enhance visibility, especially when cornering.
20" super-lightweight forged-alloy wheels have knurled beads that help keep tires from slipping around the wheels under hard acceleration.
To provide a rigid platform, Nissan engineers pioneered a unique hybrid body using high-strength steel, die-cast aluminum, carbon fiber and composite materials.
Leather-appointed front seats are undoubtedly built for performance. These bolstered sport seats help keep you in place, while cutouts in the driver’s seat cushion help facilitate leg movement. Rev up the interior with a choice between Red Amber or Ivory with the Premium Interior Package featuring hand stitched semi-aniline seats.
The Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System activates via steering wheel-mounted controls. Now you can keep up connections no matter where the road takes you.
With Nissan GT-R®’s touch-screen navigation system with voice recognition and a high-resolution screen, the world is at your command. It features a hard drive-based system for quick response, while NavTraffic advisories in real time help keep you ahead of the crowd. You can even keep track of the weather with NavWeather.
This technology allows you to lock and unlock the door just by pressing the Request Switch on the door when you are carrying your key on you. You can also open and close the trunk, and can start the engine without having to insert the key, making departure seamless. It also eliminates the fear of accidentally shutting your key inside your vehicle or trunk.
Engage reverse, and a camera mounted discreetly on the rear of the vehicle shows you what's directly behind you, on the dash-mounted screen in front of you. The system includes a wide 180º view, parking is a quick and easy affair.
Automatic On/Off Headlights respond to light conditions outside, turning on or off when necessary, and leaving you to concentrate on the road ahead.
When it comes to tire pressure, TPMS takes away the guesswork. Using an icon on your dash, the system notifies you when tires aren't properly inflated.
In sudden-braking situations, ABS pumps the brakes quickly to help prevent wheel lockup and help you maintain control, while EBD monitors weight distribution and adjusts rear brake force to compensate for added weight from passengers, or cargo.