SO INTUITIVE, ANYONE CAN DRIVE IT. SO CAPABLE, IT CAN BE DRIVEN ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.
Nissan challenged convention at every point of the GT-R’s development, starting with an incredibly advanced engine.
The GT-R’s award-winning 3.8-litre V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine now delivers 555PS at 6800 rpm and 632Nm of torque, representing an increase of 20PS and 5Nm, courtesy of individual ignition-timing control of the cylinders and extra boost from the turbochargers.
An IHI turbocharger is mounted on each bank of the engine. By combining the exhaust manifold and turbocharger into a single unit, the intake and exhaust gas flow is optimised. A larger intercooler is installed for more efficient cooling, while high-precision electronic controls ensure there is no turbo lag as torque rises.
POWER AND TORQUE ARE IMPORTANT, BUT AWE-INSPIRING HANDLING, BRAKING AND CONTROL ARE THE REAL SECRETS TO SUPERCAR PERFORMANCE.
In another break with convention, Nissan GT-R’s premium midship platform places the engine further back in the chassis for better handling. This unique layout also mounts the transmission with the transfer case in the rear of the Nissan GT-R, creating the world’s first independent rear transaxle for an All-Wheel Drive vehicle.
A special Bilstein DampTronic driver-adjustable shock absorber system offers a high level of control in different situations. For 2017, the system has been further developed for a smoother ride in Comfort mode, and enhanced steering feel in R mode.
6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers are machined from a one-piece “monoblock” of aluminium for extreme rigidity with light weight. Cross-drilled rotors feature diamond-shaped ventilation ribs, while a full-floating rotor allows the outer disc to expand away from the hub, helping reduce the tendency of the rotor to warp.
Relentless tuning of the GT-R’s aerodynamics provides more consistent downforce, while maintaining its incredibly clean 0.26 Coefficient of Drag.
The average car has exposed working gear underneath, creating lift and drag and slowing you down. The Nissan GT-R, of course, isn’t an average car. Its underbody is covered by composite panels, giving it a flat, aerodynamic surface.
That big spoiler and all those scoops and vents aren’t just there to look cool – they’re all doing something. The spoiler is creating downforce. Those ridges on the air dam and vents on the back bumper are managing air flow towards the rear. The vents behind the front fenders are cooling the brakes and creating more downforce, and the scoops on the bonnet and the signature grille are cooling the engine.
At the front of the car, the flat underbody is accelerating the air and channeling it over the brakes, cooling them down. At the back, a carbon-fibre diffuser takes that accelerated air and slows it down, creating a vacuum effect that helps the Nissan GT-R stick to the road, or the track.
While most supercars stay in the garage or make a hasty retreat to warmer climes when winter bites, the Nissan GT-R powers on – thanks to Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and one of the most advanced Four-Wheel Drive systems ever used on a road car.
Instead of the traditional 50:50 torque split between front and rear axles, the Nissan GT-R supercar has an electronically controlled Four-Wheel Drive system that provides up to 100% of available torque to the rear wheels, but can send up to 50% of this power to the front wheels if needed. This provides the excellent steering feel and response, with the added confidence that only a Four-Wheel Drive can offer. Additionally, Nissan’s Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) continuously monitors your steering and braking, senses any oversteer or understeer, and compensates by reducing engine speed and applying the brakes to specific wheels as required.
3-MODE DYNAMIC SYSTEM
For road, track, and nearly anything in between, this is supercar performance with amazing flexibility.
For maximum performance, R-Mode sets the transmission for the quickest shifts, and adjusts the suspension, shocks, and Vehicle Dynamic Control for high-performance handling.
For daily driving, Normal Mode sets the transmission, suspension, and VDC for a smooth, refined ride.
Save Mode is for long-distance driving and gentler torque delivery on slippery surfaces. Comfort Mode adjusts the damping force of the shock absorbers. Off Mode disengages the VDC system.