The NISMO badge is where Nissan’s racing expertise crosses over to create unmatched on-road thrills.

    Carbon-fiber parts help to reduce weight and drag while also increasing downforce.

    A checkered flag first waved for a GT-R NISMO predecessor in 1936 and we’ve been on the track ever since.

GT-R NISMO engine

A fanatically tuned 600-horsepower engine

Powered by the thrust of high-capacity turbos developed from our GT3 racing program, the GT-R NISMO’s engine is the purest expression of passion, performance, and technology.

2021 Nissan GT-R close up of engine with NISMO badging

Immediate response across the rpm range

Racing improves the breed. Developments from the GT3 racing program include reshaped turbo vanes for quicker spool-up for enhanced response, and a more aggressive delivery of power across the rpm range. [[1414]]


GT-R NISMO handling and performance

Unmatched agility and grip

The GT-R NISMO sets the bar against how all other supercars are judged. Carbon-fiber body panels reduce overall weight, and create additional downforce. The Bilstein® DampTronic® suspension is combined with a NISMO-tuned hollow stabilizer bar to increase the amount of cornering grip, while still providing a civil ride. [[115]]

2021 Nissan GT-R yellow calipers on Brembo carbon ceramic braking system

Nissan/Brembo® carbon ceramic braking system [[115]]

Increasing friction – the heart of braking – requires an incredibly hard compound. A lesson learned from racing, carbon ceramic is strong, exceptionally light, and heat-resistant. Making the most of this competition technology, GT-R NISMO employs larger rotors and pads, plus an especially rigid caliper, wearing special paint that will not change color, even at temperatures over 1800 degrees. The lighter weight of the braking system also reduces unsprung weight, enhancing handling and steering response.


GT-R NISMO exterior

Pushing the envelope

2021 Nissan GT-R sideview calling out carbon-fiber hood, fenders, and roof

Aerodynamics that cut like a knife

GT-R NISMO interior

Focused purely on the driver

2021 Nissan GT-R race cars idle on a race track

The NISMO feel: going beyond the numbers

Great handling isn’t a result of just data. It requires a human touch. NISMO development drivers are much more than just racecar drivers focused on the fastest lap time. They focus on what the vehicle should feel like. What is exciting. What feels thrilling. As much on the street as on the track. They ensure every NISMO feels like a NISMO. [[67]]


GT-R NISMO heritage

Legacy of victory on the track

The GT-R NISMO is but the latest chapter in our story of pioneering spirit, innovation, and passion for motorsport.


2021 Nissan GT-R red racecar in motion

The evolution of who we are

Since 1984, NISMO has been the official in-house racing arm of Nissan. Started by a group of maverick Nissan engineers over 30 years ago, NISMO is synonymous with passion, expertise, and the heights of Nissan performance – not to mention decades of racing dominance. Every time you see a NISMO badge, you’ll know it’s something extraordinary. Engineered with brilliance, designed with an undeniable edge, and fueled by passion without a redline. [[67]]

2021 Nissan GT-R blue race car in motion

A history of winning

In 1936, a 747 cc Datsun Midget took the checkered flag, and we haven’t stopped racing – and winning – since. From Japan to Le Mans, Dakar to Daytona, our dedication to innovation has made Nissan Motorsports a dominant force. Whether it’s a humble sedan like the Skyline developed into the legendary Nissan GT-R, or machines that will shape the future, including the Nissan Delta Wing and the all-electric LEAF® racer, we race what we build, and we win what we race. [[67]]