Legends never sleep


While some may see a finish line, we see only the start of the next lap. With enhanced aerodynamics and a new look for 2024, a handcrafted 565-hp engine, and an advanced ATTESA E-TS® AWD system, the GT-R once again rewrites the rules of supercar performance.[1]
  • 565-hp twin-turbo V6[1]
  • Dual-clutch 6-speed transmission
  • ATTESA E-TS All-Wheel Drive
  • Nissan/Brembo® braking system
  • Premium Midship platform

Handcrafted exhilaration


Yes. The Nissan GT-R is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8L V6 that produces a prodigious 565 hp and an equally immense 467 lb-ft of torque.[1] Hand-assembled, it bears a plaque with the builder’s name. The cylinder block features a closed deck for strength. For added strength, a ladder-frame structure was also adopted to give the crankshaft added support — important with the engine’s massive torque.

For higher horsepower and better response than a naturally aspirated engine, each side of the VR38 features its own turbocharger, intercooler, and catalyst. Inside, innovative plasma-sprayed bores are used in each cylinder instead of traditional cast-iron liners to reduce friction and weight while maximizing horsepower and increasing fuel efficiency.[1, 2] And for optimal control of engine cooling, the VR38 features a thermostatically controlled oil cooler system.


    An IHI turbocharger is mounted on each bank of the engine. An abradable seal housing derived from our GT3 racing program brings enhanced engine response at lower rpm.

    The exhaust manifolds are inspired by racing technology and have optimized turbo-flange attachment points that allow for easier servicing and potential tuning without touching the exhaust manifold. To ensure there is no turbo lag as torque rises, high-precision electronic controls are employed.


      Each GT-R titanium exhaust is hand-built by a master craftsman and is specifically designed for an individual vehicle. A “burnished” finish to the exhaust tip gives the perfect look.

      It shifts the world of transmissions


      For maximum acceleration, the paddle-shifted 6-speed sequential dual-clutch transmission can snap off lightning-quick gear changes when in R-Mode. To ensure stable lubrication for the transmission even when cornering at high Gs, GT-R employs an advanced dry sump lubrication system.


        The Nissan GT-R’s 6-speed dual-clutch transmission shifts incredibly quickly. How? Inside the transmission, there are separate clutches for the odd (1st, 3rd, 5th) and even (2nd, 4th, 6th) gears. When the car is in an odd-numbered gear, the adjacent even-numbered gear is “pre-selected” — ready to make the shift immediately. 

        The transmission is so smart, it even “blips” the throttle on downshifts to match rpm.

        Four seasons — and one supercar to enjoy them all

        GT-R All-Wheel Drive

        Using one of the most advanced All-Wheel Drive systems ever utilized in a road car helps provide control of power to all four wheels. Combined with an equally advanced stability control system, the result is a superior sense of confidence.

        Biased performance Instead of the traditional 50/50 torque split between front and rear axles, the Nissan GT-R’s electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive system can send up to 50% of torque to the front wheels as needed or provide nearly 100% of available torque to the rear wheels. This provides the steering feel and response of a rear-wheel drive vehicle — the preferred choice of racecar drivers and serious enthusiasts — while still giving the added confidence and controllability that all-wheel drive can offer.

        To break records, first break with convention


        When building the Nissan GT-R, we followed a philosophy that says performance is sacred, no matter the difficulty. A perfect example: the Premium Midship platform. By moving the engine farther back in the chassis, it reduces weight over the nose for better handling. In traditional layouts, however, this would place the transmission rearward, intruding into the passenger cabin.

        The solution? Separate the transmission from the engine, and mount it with the transfer case in the rear of the vehicle, creating an independent rear transaxle. By putting greater weight over the rear axle, traction and braking are improved. It even creates less heat between the engine and transmission, allowing both to run cooler and more efficiently. A brilliant innovation in pursuit of handling perfection.


        Another rule rewritten — a 55 front/45 rear static ratio is actually ideal for handling. As the driver accelerates out of a corner’s apex, the weight distribution shifts rearward, becoming an approximate 50/50 balance, for better acceleration, quicker turns, and a handling feel that’s uniquely GT-R.

          It’s solid to the core


          The GT-R’s body gets maximum strength from carbon-aluminum die-cast steel: a combination of carbon-fiber, die-cast aluminum, and steel.[3]

          For structural rigidity, GT-R’s inner door panels employ die-cast aluminum. Die-cast aluminum is also used for the front strut housing and in the front suspension. For added rigidity, the suspension’s strut tower bar is made of a lightweight carbon composite containing an aluminum honeycomb.

          A chassis fit for a legend

          To take advantage of the GT-R’s astounding power and acceleration, it has a chassis that is as technically advanced as it is thrilling to drive.


          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.

          WHEELS & TIRES

          Grip is provided by 20" forged-alloy wheels manufactured by RAYS®. Knurling inside the wheels helps keep the tires from slipping around the wheels under heavy acceleration or braking. Several hundred versions of tire compounds were tested to ensure the high level of performance and feel that Nissan engineers demanded.[4]


          Developed for the GT-R, the braking features Brembo monoblock 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers. 15" full-floating, cross-drilled two-piece rotors and low-steel, high-stiffness brake pads minimize fade and provide intense stopping performance. The calipers utilize racecar-style radial mounting to minimize caliper flex during extreme braking.


          GT-R gives you immediate response with a quick steering ratio of just 2.6 turns lock to lock. To enhance steering feel, a positive-mount design minimizes lateral movement of the steering rack, helping to provide more accurate steering and a smoother ride. Insulators that damp vibration, lightweight aluminum construction, and a 4-point mount design further enhance steering response.


          • 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6
          • 565 hp @ 6,800 rpm and 467 lb-ft of torque @ 3,300–5,800 rpm[1]
          • Dual-clutch 6-speed transmission
          • ATTESA E-TS All-Wheel Drive
          • 20" x 9.5" front / 20" x 10.5" rear RAYS® forged-alloy wheels
          Modal Page Disclaimers
          Premium and T-spec® engine horsepower and torque ratings: 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque; NISMO® engine horsepower and torque ratings: 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque.
          2024 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 16 City/22 Highway/18 Combined. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.
          Dry carbon-fiber requires specific maintenance. Please see your Owner’s Manual for details.
          Always use appropriate tires for weather conditions. See Owner’s Manual for details. Failure to use appropriate tires could cause an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
          Bilstein® and DampTronic® are registered trademarks of ThyssenKrupp Bilstein GmbH.
          Brembo® is a registered trademark of Freni Brembo S.p.A.
          IHI® is a registered trademark of IHI Corporation.
          RAYS® is a registered trademark of RAYS Engineering.