Turn an air vent that was studied, designed, and developed by a quality expert to operate flawlessly for years. Rotate a switch that’s been subtly etched on the outside to enhance its feel. Or let your eyes travel across a dashboard that comes from a single Nappa leather hide, hand-selected for tone, and free of even the smallest imperfection. This is attention to detail bordering on obsession.
Available semi-aniline leather appointments on the center console, door panels, and shift lever surround you in comfort, while available semi-aniline leather and double-stitching on the seats are a tactile and visual feast.
Each Nissan GT-R engine is hand-assembled by a single technician – and proudly bears a plaque carrying their signature – in a dust- and temperature-controlled clean room much like those used for Formula One racing engines.
We knew Nissan 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 at any racetrack, in any kind of weather, in the hands of any level of driver. [*]
Each of the drivers is assigned to a unique aspect of Nissan GT-R's development. There’s an Autobahn expert, a “Marketability” expert who tests Nissan GT-R's real-world poise over bumps, potholes and the like, and the “Ringmeisters” who put the supercar through its paces on the unforgiving Nürburgring.
The longer a shift takes, the less time power is being put to the ground. So for maximum acceleration, the GT-R's paddle-shifted 6-speed sequential dual-clutch transmission can snap off lightning-quick gear changes in just 0.15 seconds when in R-Mode – almost as quickly as you can blink.
To ensure stable lubrication for the transmission even when cornering at high Gs, a dry sump lubrication system is employed. The system sprays transmission oil directly onto the gears, reducing friction and increasing reliability.
The Nissan GT-R's 6-speed dual-clutch transmission shifts incredibly quick. How? Inside the transmission, the 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. So even though your left leg may not get much exercise, you’ll have tremendous fun shifting the GT-R.
The GT-R's body gets maximum strength from Carbon Aluminum Die-cast Steel, a combination of carbon fiber, die-cast aluminum and steel. For structural rigidity, aluminum die-cast door inner panels are employed to decrease the amount of deformation during a crash. Die-cast aluminum is also used for the front strut housing and in the front suspension. For added structural rigidity, the suspension’s strut tower bar is made of lightweight carbon composite containing aluminum honeycomb.
A special Blistein® 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.
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.
Along with cross-drilled 15.4" front/15.0" rear rotors to help keep the Nissan GT-R's brakes cool, you'll find ingenious diamond-shaped ventilation ribs to pull away heat. The Nissan GT-R also benefits from a full-floating rotor – a racing technology originated by Brembo®. By allowing the outer disc to expand away from the hub under extreme heat, it reduces the tendency of the rotor to warp.
The Nissan GT-R's rigid forged aluminum 20" wheels, manufactured by RAYS®, utliize knurling inside the wheels to help keep the tires from slipping around the wheels under heavy acceleration or braking. The wheels feature a premium dark (near black) finish, which provides a high-quality, high-performance look.
Obsessive detail also shows up in the design of the GT-R's Dunlop® SP Sport Maxx® GT 600 DSST CTT high-performance run-flat tires. A tiny block is added to one of the treads to combat tread squirm, and help give a more confident and precise feel at the steering wheel.
R-Mode is for maximum performance. It sets the transmission for the quickest shifts and adjusts the suspension, shocks, and VDC for high-performance handling.
For daily driving, choose Normal Mode, which sets the transmission, suspension, and VDC for a smooth, refined ride.
Use Save Mode for long-distance driving and gentler torque delivery on slippery surfaces. In Comfort Mode, the damping force of the shock absorbers is variably adjusted for more comfort. Off Mode disengages the VDC system.
Keep an eye on the engine viewing turbo boost, oil temperature, and pressure.
Feel the force. Monitor Acceleration Gs, turbo boost, and throttle position.
Go the distance. Keep track of current and historical fuel economy as well as range.
Ideal for heavy-duty driving. Monitor coolant, oil, and transmission fluid temperatures.
Keep tab of chassis dynamics, including cornering and overall Gs, and brake pedal usage.
Activated by steering-wheel controls, so you keep your hands on the wheel. You can even store your track times on a flash drive using the USB port in the center console.
NissanConnect with Navigation features an 8.0" color screen that serves up Points of Interests like restaurants, gas stations and ATMs, and guides you to your destination with voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. And thanks to Google® Search online, you can navigate any city like a local with the most up-to-date info.[*]
NissanConnect Services is a suite of digital alerts and remote access features designed to connect your world to your car. [*] Working through your compatible smartphone, it can provide roadside assistance, help you locate or remotely lock your vehicle, send notifications to your compatible phone, and much more.
In addition to its touch functionality, you can control the 8” touch-screen using the all-new Display Commander. [*] Positioned just behind the gearshift, it lets you toggle up and down, side-to-side, rotate, scroll through and control your infotainment system, all without the need to look down or touch the display screen.
The Nissan Intelligent Key let you tap a button on the door handle to lock and unlock your Nissan GT-R, while your keys stay in your pocket or purse. With the standard Push Button Ignition feature, you just get in, push the button and go.
With the RearView Monitor, when you back up, a camera mounted discreetly on the rear of the vehicle helps you see what’s directly behind you. [*] The system also includes a convenient wide 180° view for an even better look.
Parking sonar gives you an added ally in your pursuit of parking, with sensors on all four corners looking out for static objects and giving you an audible warning when you’re getting close. [*]
Sometimes a collision is unavoidable. But with Nissan’s Zone Body construction, at least it can be safer for everyone on board. This advanced body construction combines impact-absorbing structures with a high-strength cabin, which helps provide protection for you and your passengers.
If your Nissan GT-R senses a collision may be imminent, it can activate pretensioners to “cinch” up the seat belt to help hold you in place. If a collision does occur, seat belt force limiters can “give” a small amount to help reduce the force of impact.
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System includes dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant-classification sensor. [*] The inflation rate of these dual-stage air bags adjusts depending on crash severity and seat belt usage.
Advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system not only helps you maintain your steered path, in R-Mode, it actually sends more power to the appropriate wheels when it senses oversteer or understeer, helping you drive with superior power and control. [*]
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.
In sudden-braking situations, ABS pumps the brakes quickly to help prevent wheel lockup and help you maintain control.
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) monitors weight distribution and adjusts rear brake force to compensate for added weight from passengers or cargo.