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Nissan GT-R

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Overview of the Nissan GT-R

Learn about the Nissan GT-R

Summary

The Nissan GT-R was released in 2007 as the company's high-performance sports car. Its powerful V6 twin-turbocharged engine and track-ready speed are designed for drivers who love the road. The look and feel of the GT-R rivals other luxury cars, and with a similar price tag. While manual transmission isn't available, you'll still feel in control of the road with its dual-clutch automatic system. If you're worried about something this fast being unsafe, consider that the Nissan GT-R is consistently praised for its handling and cornering capabilities.

Safety

It was in Nissan's best interest to make their beastly GT-R as safe as possible. Since 2009, a four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) to independently monitor braking on each wheel has been standard, as has traction control and electronic stability control, which maximize grip on the road. Driver- and passenger-side front airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags are standard. The 2019 GT-R begins to feature more active safety features, such as brake assist, which helps to stop quickly in emergencies.

Interior

The Nissan GT-R is in the big leagues of luxury sports cars, so it's no wonder it comes with an interior to match. With that in mind, make sure to choose your vintage wisely. Earlier iterations of the GT-R—especially up to 2012—are praised for their high-tech cabin features. But some drivers claim that ever since the 2017 release, those touches are feeling a little light. The specs drivers love across all model years include:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Automatic Climate control with air conditioning
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats

By the 2017 release, the major additions to the base trim were the keyless start button and rearview camera.

Technology

Apple CarPlay became standard on the 2018 model, but to date, the GT-R lacks support for Android Auto. Features such as satellite radio, MP3 player and hands-free calling and texting have always been available. Investing in higher trims or a more recent model around 2015 and onwards will get you:

  • Premium 11-speaker Bose sound system
  • Active noise cancellation system
  • 7-inch touchscreen with navigation (8-inch as of 2017)

Space

While there are four seats, adult passengers will struggle to sit comfortably in the backseat—not uncommon for sports cars of this kind. The driver and front passenger seats are spacious and comfortable, and the deep trunk offers plenty of cargo room for your luggage. 

Comfort

The car's performance is where the Nissan GT-R really shines. You won't be disappointed with its powerful engine and superior handling that grips corners effortlessly. With so much power under the hood, don't expect this all-wheel drive sports car to be light on gas—even if Nissan improved the GT-R's fuel economy in 2012. Most of all, this car is fast. And when we say fast, we mean warp speed: The 2009 GT-R tops out at 311 km per hour!

Pros and cons of the Nissan GT-R

  • Two-door 2+2 sports car
  • High-performance 3.8L twin turbo V6
  • User-friendly tech
  • Limited space in rear seats
  • Sport suspension may result in a rough ride
  • Small trunk opening
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Nissan GT-R

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats4
  • Doors2
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual
  • City consumption12.9 - 14.5 L/100km
  • Highway consumption9.2 - 10.7 L/100km
  • Width1895 - 1902 mm
  • Length4650 - 4710 mm
  • Trunk space249 L
  • Cargo space249 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Nissan GT-R

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Nissan GT-R 2009 - 2019 is available in 7 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Sport seats in the front (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Power steering
Available with the Basic trim:
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the Basic trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 480 hp
City consumption:13.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:617 km
3.8 L - Gas - 485 hp
City consumption:13.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:596 km
3.8 L - Gas - 530 hp
City consumption:13.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:601 km

Black Edition trim features and specs

Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • ISOFIX installation points
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Power steering
Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Black Edition trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 545 hp
City consumption:12.9 - 14.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 10.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:588 - 658 km
3.8 L - Gas - 550 hp
City consumption:14.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:588 km

Premium Edition trim features and specs

Available with the Premium Edition trim:
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Power steering
Available with the Premium Edition trim:
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Premium Edition trim:
  • Dusk sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Premium Edition trim:
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the Premium Edition trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 545 hp
City consumption:12.9 - 14.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 10.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:588 - 658 km
3.8 L - Gas - 550 hp
City consumption:14.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:588 km

NISMO trim features and specs

Available with the NISMO trim:
  • ISOFIX installation points
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Power steering
Available with the NISMO trim:
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the NISMO trim:
  • Dusk sensor
  • Emergency call system
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the NISMO trim:
  • Front sensors
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the NISMO trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 600 hp
City consumption:14.3 - 14.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.5 - 10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:579 - 588 km

Track Edition trim features and specs

Available with the Track Edition trim:
  • ISOFIX installation points
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Power steering
Available with the Track Edition trim:
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Track Edition trim:
  • Dusk sensor
  • Emergency call system
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Track Edition trim:
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Front sensors
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Track Edition trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 565 hp
City consumption:14.2 - 14.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:578 - 586 km

Premium trim features and specs

Available with the Premium trim:
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Power steering
Available with the Premium trim:
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Dusk sensor
  • Emergency call system
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Premium trim:
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Front sensors
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Premium trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 565 hp
City consumption:14.2 - 14.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:578 - 586 km

Premium Interior Package trim features and specs

Available with the Premium Interior Package trim:
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Sport seats in the front
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Power steering
Available with the Premium Interior Package trim:
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Premium Interior Package trim:
  • Dusk sensor
  • Emergency call system
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Premium Interior Package trim:
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Front sensors
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Premium Interior Package trim:
3.8 L - Gas - 565 hp
City consumption:14.2 - 14.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:578 - 586 km

Frequently asked questions about the Nissan GT-R

Fast—Nissan claims a 315 km/h top speed. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h was clocked at 3.3 seconds, while the NISMO performance edition can reach the same in just 2.2 seconds.

A new 2019 Nissan GT-R starts at $126,100—add $24,100 for the track edition. A pre-owned Nissan GT-R is thousands less, even below $75,000 depending on the year, condition and trim.

No. Instead of four-wheel drive, the Nissan GT-R uses all-wheel drive, delivering better handling around corners and traction in slippery conditions.

“GT” stands for Grand Touring and “R” for Racing. Together they represent a sought-after balance of power and comfort that the Nissan GT-R aims to achieve.

Since launch, the Nissan GT-R has equipped a 24-valve 3.8 L twin-turbocharged V6 engine that powers all four wheels and is hand-assembled.