• 565 HORSES, STANDARD

    GT-R Premium, 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque with 600 hp and 481 lb-ft available [[1325]].
  • ALL-WHEEL DRIVE HANDLING

    The feel and response of rear-wheel drive, the confidence of AWD.
  • A HAND-CRAFTED ENGINE

    One of five master craftsmen hand-assembles each GT-R power plant.

GT-R 3.8-L twin-turbo V6 engine

The heart of a 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. [[1325]]


GT-R midship platform

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.

2020 Nissan GT-R Birds Eye View
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO

The 2020 GT-R NISMO®

The ultimate GT-R experience can be found in the 2020 GT-R NISMO with its 600 HP engine and advanced performance and aerodynamics. 

GT-R aerodynamics

Pure alchemy: a supercar that sculpts the wind

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

GT-R 6-speed dual-clutch transmission

Shifting the world of transmission in just 0.15 seconds

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 in just 0.15 seconds when in R-Mode – almost as quickly as you can blink.

2020 Nissan GT-R Transmission

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.

2020 Nissan GT-R Dual-Clutch Transmission

Two clutches, no clutch pedal

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. 


GT-R advanced all-wheel drive

Dynamic handling anytime, anywhere

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]]

2020 Nissan GT-R All-Wheel Drive

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]]

GT-R performance parts & features

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.

On-the-fly set-up switches

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. [[117]]

GT-R philosophy

True mastery, from Takumi to expert driver

Carefully crafting each part – thinking of the mind, body, and spirit of the customers who will use their products – is the spirit of the Takumi, a part of 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.