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Performance Artist

Multi-LED Headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System
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.

Hybrid Body Structure
To provide a rigid platform, Nissan engineers pioneered a unique hybrid body using high-strength steel, die-cast aluminum, carbon fiber and composite materials.

Precision Built
During assembly, "jigs" are used to hold body panels and components precisely in place. Vibration testing, laser measurements, and comprehensive inspections by experienced specialists are performed to ensure long-term functionality and to maintain the highest levels of accuracy and precision during assembly.

Hand-polished Finish
Unique to the optional Super Silver paint color is its extensive hand-polishing between each coat - performed under three different light sources, to reveal any imperfections.

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car in regal red showing multi LED headlights, side view

Making Performance Out of Thin Air

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 airflow towards the rear. The vents behind the front fenders are cooling the brakes and creating more downforce, and the scoops on the hood and the signature grille are cooling the engine.

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car, side view in regal red showing aerodynamic features

It's All in the Details

Underbody Aerodynamics
The average car has exposed working gear under the car, where wind whips around, creating lift, and slowing you down. The GT-R®, of course, isn’t an average car. Its underbody is virtually covered by composite panels, giving it a flat, aerodynamic surface. [*]

Underbody Airflow
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 fiber diffuser takes that accelerated air and slows it down, creating a vacuum effect that helps the GT-R® stick to the road, or the track.

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Leather-appointed seats

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.

Carbon-fiber and Charcoal Brushed-metal Trim

The GT-R® interior sports a sleek trim of carbon-fiber and charcoal brushed-metal throughout, highlighting the ergonomic, modern design of the performance cockpit.

Leather Appointments

Bold touches like leather on the steering wheel, shift knob and emergency brake handle and premium stitched leather inserts on the door panels and around the center console create an aggressive interior look. [*]

8-way Power-adjustable Driver's Seat

Sculpted performance bucket seats and an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat ensures that virtually all drivers will be comfortable behind the wheel of a GT-R®.

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car ivory semi aniline leather interior



3.8-liter Twin-turbocharged V6 Engine
Press the accelerator and you feel more than raw power. The 545-hp twin-turbo V6 has massive strength, but it’s highly refined, even earning a ULEV-II emissions rating. Rather than traditional cast-iron liners, each cylinder features a unique plasma coating with an independent intake system for each bank of cylinders. The powerful twin turbo takes advantage of a Premium Midship (PM) design for balance, where much of the engine sits back in the chassis. Uniquely brilliant, built to perform.

Premium Midship Platform
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.

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car aerial view of x-ray turbo charged engine


Handcrafted Engine
Every GT-R® engine is hand-assembled by a single technician – one of only eight allowed the honor – in a dust-free, temperature-controlled clean room. Once complete, the engine is tested. It goes through 44 minutes of bench testing and break in, where the engine is redlined for 10 solid minutes. When the entire GT-R® is built, it is put through its paces on the Tochigi Test track.

Master Driver
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.

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car close up of handcrafted engine

Street Wise

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car rear view shown of super silver model driving through the city
2016 Nissan GT-R sports car close up of suspension system

Handling duties are managed by a sophisticated 4-wheel independent suspension system mounted to high-precision 6-point front and rear subframes. A special Bilstein® DampTronic® driver-adjustable shock absorber system utilizes multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces and a high level of control for a variety of driving situations. [*]

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car Attesa E-TS all-wheel drive, shown in pearl white driving through snow

ATTESA E-TS® All-Wheel Drive
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.

Unconventional Power

Dual Clutch 6-speed Transmission
Two clutches, no clutch pedal. The GT-R® 6-speed sequential dual-clutch transmission shifts as quickly as 0.15 seconds when in R-Mode. Inside are separate clutches for the odd and even gears. When in an odd-numbered gear, the adjacent even-numbered gear is "pre-selected," ready to make the shift immediately. Then, to achieve ideal front-to-rear weight distribution, the GT-R® clutches, transmission and transfer case are mounted in the rear of the chassis, creating the world’s first independent rear transaxle for an All-Wheel Drive vehicle.

Nissan/Brembo® Braking System
To complement its incredible horsepower and torque, the GT-R® features awe-inspiring braking power. The brakes feature 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers for stronger, more equal clamping power – something you’d expect to see on an all-out competition machine. For extreme rigidity with light weight, the caliper is machined from a single one-piece “monoblock” of aluminum.

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car x-ray view of dual clutch 6 speed transmission. Side view



2016 GT-R® Black Edition
The connection between driver and machine gets even more intimate with the GT-R Black Edition’s supremely supportive and inspiring to look at driver's environment.

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car black edition parked in front of a city night scape
2016 Nissan GT-R sports car dry carbon fiber spoiler close up view

Dry Carbon Fiber Spoiler
This handmade, dry carbon fiber spoiler is significantly lighter and stiffer than a spoiler made of traditional or “wet” carbon fiber. What does that mean for the GT-R®? First off, lighter is better—every little bit of weight saved on the car means time saved on the track. Secondly, the added stiffness in the spoiler decreases flex and increases stability, which translates into more downforce and better handling. [*]

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car recaro seating, interior view shown in red and black

Black/Red Interior
Please remain seated. Heavily bolstered and featuring integrated headrests, the Black Edition’s black/red leather-appointed Recaro® performance seats help keep you firmly in place even during the most intense cornering. [*] Subtle red leather accents on the steering wheel, doors, and gearshift complement those distinctive seats, while the bold GT-R® logo in the center of the steering wheel adds a finishing touch.


2016 GT-R® NISMO®
Lock up your sportscars, the GT-R® NISMO® is on the loose. During testing in 2007, the GT-R® posted an official 7-minute, 38.5-second lap – the fastest lap ever for a production car around Germany’s legendary Nürburgring. On September 30, 2013 the GT-R® NISMO® posted a timed lap of 7:08.679 – nearly 30 seconds faster – an incredible feat of engineering and driver skill. Watch as the 2016 GT-R® NISMO® keeps breaking records and breaking hearts.

NISMO®-tuned Performance
Start with a handcrafted engine, add 0.26 coefficient of drag, 481 lb-ft of torque and 600-HP, and you end up with more than just a car, you end up with performance art.  

NISMO® aerodynamic body design – carbon-fiber front and rear fascia, side sills and rear spoiler
No line is wasted with NISMO® design, and the GT-R® is no exception. Carbon-fiber adds lightness while the spoiler increases downforce by 220 lbs– making it a smooth and speedy ride. [*]

2016 Nissan GT-R sports car Nismo engine close up

We are only building a few of these, and they will go fast.


45 years ago, we introduced the GT-R® to the world, and the world of performance cars has never been the same. To celebrate this milestone, we’ve built a small number of 45th Anniversary Edition GT-R’s. A historic gold paint, 45th Anniversary emblem on the center console, and a gold-tone VIN plate in the engine bay signify that this is indeed one very special edition.

2016 Nissan GTR sports car 45th Anniversary Gold Edition shown from a side view


Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere [*]

Custom Performance

The 3 Mode system is what makes GT-R® so remarkably versatile, allowing you to adjust transmission, suspension, and VDC [*] settings on the fly. Need maximum performance? Switch into R-Mode. Throw it into Normal Mode for everyday driving, and Special Mode for long distances and slippery surfaces.

Driver-configurable Multi-Function Display System

For GT-R®, we reinvented how a driver gets performance information. Collaborating with PolyPhony Digital®, creators of the famed Gran Turismo [*] racing games, we built an intuitive system that clearly displays performance, cornering, acceleration, and g-force data. It even keeps track of your lap times.


2016 Nissan GTR sports car driver configuration display system interior view


Serious about safety

Like every Nissan vehicle, GT-R® comes equipped with a suite of standard safety, driving, and convenience features designed to inspire confidence behind the wheel, and help make every ride better, safer, and more enjoyable.

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RearView Monitor
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
Automatic On/Off Headlights respond to light conditions outside, turning on or off when necessary, and leaving you to concentrate on the road ahead.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
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. [*]


Electronic Traction Control System (TCS)
All the power in the world is useless if you can't get any grip. So when TCS senses drive-wheel spin, it responds by helping reduce throttle which helps you both regain grip and maintain control.

Advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
Most stability control systems cut power or apply the brakes when they sense loss of control. That's fine for the road, but slow going on the track. While cornering with the advanced VDC in R-Mode, it actually sends more power to the appropriate wheels when it senses oversteer or understeer. [*]

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) & Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
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.


Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
The AABS includes dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor. Their inflation rate adjusts based on crash severity and seat belt usage. [*]

Supplemental Air Bags
Built into the front seats, two side-impact supplemental air bags move with you as you adjust your seating position. Above, roofmounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags help provide head protection for outboard occupants. [*]

LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
LATCH is another way we're working to keep children safe. The system lets you secure LATCH-compatible child restraints without having to use seat belts or a locking clip.

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