2017 Nissan GT-R Exterior shown in Blaze Metallic Orange


A Supercar That Sculpts The Wind

Rather than being designed to the demands of aerodynamics, the GT-R sculpts the air to its needs – becoming a force of nature as much as a force to be reckoned with.
2017 Nissan GT-R shown in Blaze Metallic Orange, highlighting redesigned rear fascia

Redesigned Rear Fascia

The GT-R's rear fascia has been extended at the sides to accelerate air away from the back of the bumper, helping to pull hot gases away, to cool the exhaust.

Reshaped Side Skirts and C-Pillar

Redesigning the GT-R's side skirts helps prevent air flow from being drawn underneath the vehicle. The area around the C-Pillar has been refined to reduce turbulence, and to help accelerate air flow toward the rear of the body.

Re-Imagined Front End

Larger grille openings allow more cooling air to key components. Reshaping the front fascia helps direct air around the front wheel wells, reducing drag. 


Completely Captivating

A tradition of craftsmanship makes the GT-R a supercar that will take your breath away – even when sitting still. 
2017 Nissan GT-R interior, shown in Rakuda Tan Semi-Aniline Leather


A Vital Sense Of Connection

Enhancing the way you get information lets you focus on what matters most – the pure enjoyment of the drive.
2017 Nissan GT-R Interior Display Screen
2017 Nissan GT-R Display Commander

Dialed in Like Never Before

The Display Commander lets you dial in your world, allowing you to control key functions through GT-R's multi-touch screen [*]. By rotating the dial, or pushing it to the left or right, you can scroll through all menus, and move selections around the screen. 
2017 Nissan GT-R Tachometer

The Face of Performance

The combination meter uses meshing gears as its motif. The tachometer is placed in the center, with the large-scale gear indicator on the upper right, supporting the driver with immediate readability when driving on the circuit. 
2017 Nissan GT-R, rear profile, shown in Black


Mastery Every Step Of The Way

From The Clean Room To The Test Track

Carefully crafting each part, thinking of the mind, body, and spirit of the customers who will use their products – that is the spirit of the Takumi, a part Japanese tradition. And that is the human soul in the Nissan GT-R, a supercar that could never be created in a factory that only pursues rationality. 

3.8-L Twin-Turbo V6

The Heart Of The Legend

Nissan challenged convention at every point of the Nissan GT-R's development. Instead of a large, heavy engine thirsty for fuel, the Nissan GT-R is powered by an ideally sized, twin-turbocharged 3.8-L V6 that produces a prodigious 565 hp and equally immense 467 lb.-ft of torque. Just as important as the engineering is the actual assembly, which is done by hand by a single master craftsman, whose signature you’ll find on a small, but prominent, plaque. 
2017 Nissan GT-R Performance

565-HP VR38 Twin Turbo Engine

An engine designed to answer the demands of a supercar for the 21st century, the VR38 is high-performance, while still being fuel-efficient and conscious of the environment. 

IHI Integrated Turbocharger

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 optimized. A larger intercooler is installed for more-efficient cooling. To ensure there is no turbo lag as torque rises, high-precision electronic controls are employed. 

565 HP

The Perfect Blend of Size and Power

Closed Deck and Ladder Frame Structure

The cylinder block features a closed deck for strength. For increased strength, a ladder frame structure was also adopted to give the crankshaft added support, important with the engine’s massive torque. Magnesium alloy was selected for the oil pan and rocker cover for its light weight and strength. 
2017 Nissan GT-R Cylinder Block

Independent Intake and Exhaust System

For higher horsepower and better response than a naturally aspirated engine, each side of the VR38 features it’s own turbocharger, intercooler, and catalyst. By employing an independent intake and exhaust system for each side of the V6, intake air flow is increased and exhaust back-pressure is decreased. 

Plasma Coating Bore

Innovative plasma-sprayed bores are used in each cylinder instead of traditional cast-iron liners. This enhances cooling, reduces friction and weight while maximizing horsepower and increasing fuel-efficiency. Compared to the cast-iron liner, the overall weight decreased by approximately 6.6 lbs. 

Oil Cooler with Thermostat

For optimal control of engine cooling, the VR38 features a thermostatically controlled oil cooler system. A scavenger pump is employed to help keep oil flowing to the turbochargers, even during the strong lateral Gs experienced on a racecourse.
2017 Nissan GT-R Hand Formed Titanium Exhaust

Hand-Formed Titanium Exhaust

GT-R now offers a standard titanium exhaust. Because titanium is notoriously difficult to work with, each exhaust is hand-built by a master craftsman, and is specifically designed for an individual vehicle – music to any enthusiast’s ears.


Location, Location, Location

In another break with convention, Nissan GT-R's Premium Midship Platform places the engine farther 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. 
2017 Nissan GT-R Premium Midship Platform


A Supercar That Sculpts The Wind

Relentless tuning of the GT-R's aerodynamics maintains its incredibly clean Coefficient of Drag to a super-slippery 0.26, yet provides consistent downforce. While you see a substantial, powerful supercar, to the wind, it punches through the air like a lo-slung, mid-engine supercar. Pure aerodynamic alchemy.
2017 Nissan GT-R Aerodynamic tuning
Aerial view of the 2017 Nissan GT-R in Gray

It Stays Within The Lines

Look closely and you can see the obsession. A re-imagined front fascia directs airflow around the front wheel wells to reduce drag. Side sills have been contoured to prevent air from being drawn under the vehicle. A reshaped C-pillar that cleans the airflow around the upper part of the body, and a redesigned rear fascia that helps reduce drag and pulls cooling air around the exhaust.
2017 Nissan GT-R Undercarriage

It Breaks All The Rules

The average car has exposed working gear under the car, where wind whips around, creating lift, and slowing you down. The Nissan GT-R, of course, isn't an average car. Its underbody is virtually covered by composite panels, giving it a flat, aerodynamic surface. 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 Nissan GT-R stick to the road.



When most supercars stay in the garage or make a hasty retreat from the less-than-ideal conditions, the Nissan GT-R powers through, with one of the most advanced All-Wheel Drive and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) systems ever used in a road car.
2017 Nissan GT-R shown in winter conditions, highlighting 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 100% of 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 Drive vehicle, while giving the added confidence that only AWD can offer. Additionally, VDC continuously monitors your steering and braking actions, senses any oversteer or understeer, and compensates by reducing engine speed and/or applying brake pressure to specific wheels. [*]
Diagram of the 2017 Nissan GT-R's all-wheel drive system



While horsepower and torque are important, awe-inspiring braking power and handling are the real secrets to rapid progress.
2017 Nissan GT-R shown on the race track in Red



Nissan GT-R's easy-to-use 3-mode system is always ready. Three switches allow for on-the-fly adjustment of specific performance parameters for the transmission, suspension, and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system.
2017 Nissan GT-R interior Console
2017 Nissan GT-R Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Center Console


Traveling at the Speed of GT-R®

Once again, GT-R® rethinks the way the driver receives information. Multiple, easily accessed screens are an innovative way the driver can get immediate feedback to key performance parameters. The result is engaging and informative – providing quick readability combined with the flexibility of multiple customizable displays. 


Wired To Perform

Featuring a multitude of technologies that are as expertly crafted as your Nissan GT-R.
2017 Nissan GT-R with NissanConnect


Lose the Noise. Not the Soul. 

Acoustic Windshield

To help reduce outside noise, the GT-R employs a special acoustic windshield that features sound-absorbing technology between the glass layers. 

Dash and Instrument Panel

To reduce unwanted sounds from the engine bay, the GT-R adds an insulator underneath the dashboard and sound-absorbing material behind the instrument panel. 

Wheel Well and Trunk

Road and tire noise is reduced with insulating material above the rear wheel wells, as well as noise-dampening material on the floor of the trunk. 


Ultimate Confidence

The immense power and capability of the Nissan GT-R comes with a level of safety, control, and convenience features designed to inspire confidence every moment you’re behind the wheel.
2017 Nissan GT-R, aerial view, highlighting exterior design


2017 Nissan GT-R shown in Blaze Metallic Orange

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