Hand-assembled by one of five master craftsmen, GT-R Premium offers 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque.

    The feel and response of rear-wheel drive with the confidence of AWD.

    Massive stopping power comes from 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers.

GT-R 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine

The heart of a legend

Nissan challenged convention at every point in 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-liter V6, which produces a prodigious 565 hp and an equally immense 467 lb-ft of torque. It’s built with immense strength: from a closed-deck cylinder block to a ladder frame structure for added support.

2023 Nissan GT-R closeup of V6 engine with two turbochargers

IHI® turbocharger

An IHI® turbocharger is mounted on each bank of the engine. Exhaust manifolds, inspired by racing technology, have optimized turbo flange attachment points, allowing for easier servicing and potential tuning without touching the exhaust manifold. To ensure there is no turbo lag as torque rises, GT-R employs high-precision electronic controls. [[161]][[115]]

2023 Nissan GT-R showing a close up of titanium exhaust pipes

Hand-formed titanium exhaust

A titanium exhaust helps ensure proper cooling from the engine’s massive output. Notoriously difficult to work with, each 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 of a high-performance vehicle that’s been enjoyed to the fullest.

In the hands of masters

True mastery from Takumi to expert driver

2023 Nissan GT-R view of engine being assembled.

One man — one engine

Each GT-R gets to wear a true badge of honor. Only five master craftsmen in the world —known as Takumi — are allowed to hand-assemble the GT-R’s engine and affix a plaque carrying their name.

2023 Nissan GT-R interior view showing racing driver on racetrack.

Expert drivers — GT-R development

AS Class drivers — the top development drivers at Nissan — help create a vehicle that would excel on the road as well as on the racetrack. Drivers include an Autobahn expert, a “Marketability” expert, and “Ringmeisters” who test the GT-R at the legendary Nürburgring. [[161]]

GT-R 6-speed dual-clutch transmission

Shifting the world of transmissions

The longer a shift takes, the less time power is being put to the ground. The GT-R’s sequential dual-clutch transmission can snap off lightning-quick gear changes when in R-Mode.

Dry sump lubrication system

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.

Two clutches, no clutch pedal

The Nissan GT-R’s 6-speed dual-clutch transmission employs separate clutches for the odd-numbered gears (1st, 3rd, 5th) and the even-numbered gears (2nd, 4th, 6th). When the car is in an odd-numbered gear, the adjacent even-numbered gear is “preselected” and ready to make the shift immediately.

GT-R All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Dynamic handling for all seasons

When most supercars stay in the garage or make a hasty retreat, the Nissan GT-R powers through, with ATTESA ET-S®: one of the most advanced All-Wheel Drive and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) systems ever used in a road car. [[117]][[115]]

2023 Nissan GT-R driving around a curve in the snow.

Performance with a bias

Instead of the traditional 50/50 torque split between front and rear axles, the electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive system provides up to 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. [[117]]

VDC, transmission, and suspension setup switches

Customized performance on the fly

Nissan GT-R’s easy-to-use 3-mode system is always ready. Three switches allow for on-the-fly adjustments of specific performance parameters for the transmission, suspension, and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system. [[117]]

GT-R chassis and handling

Location, location, location

In another break with convention, Nissan GT-R’s Premium Midship platform places the engine farther back in the chassis for enhanced handling. This unique layout also mounts the transmission with the transfer case in the rear of the GT-R, creating an independent rear transaxle in an All-Wheel Drive vehicle.

2023 Nissan GT-R side view cutaway to show midship engine and chassis.
2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO showing black spoiler on the back.

2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO®

The ultimate GT-R experience can be found in the 2023 GT-R NISMO with its 600-hp engine and advanced performance and aerodynamics.

GT-R performance components

Supercar, super attention to detail

From the front bumper to the rear, every aspect of the GT-R has been created to deliver unparalleled performance when you get behind the wheel.

GT-R aerodynamics

Pure alchemy: a supercar that sculpts the wind

Relentless tuning of the GT-R’s aerodynamics creates an incredibly clean drag coefficient of just 0.26 Cd. While you see a substantial, powerful supercar, it punches through the air like a low-slung, mid-engine supercar. It’s pure aerodynamic alchemy.

2023 Nissan GT-R showing aerodynamics of low drag.
2023 Nissan GT-R showing aerodynamics of covered underbody

GT-R challenges the status quo

The average car has exposed working gears underneath — where the 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 rear of the car, a carbon-fiber diffuser takes that accelerated air and slows it down, creating a vacuum effect that helps GT-R connect to the road, while a duct in the diffuser helps cool the titanium exhaust.