The NISMO badge is where Nissan’s racing expertise crosses over to create unmatched on-road thrills. [[161]]

    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. [[161]]

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.

2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO engine top view.

Immediate response across the rpm range

Racing improves the breed. Developments from the GT3 racing program include reshaped turbo vanes for quicker spool-up and enhanced response, as well as a more aggressive delivery of power across the rpm range. An upgraded fuel pump helps provide improved combustion. [[161]]

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]]

2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO Nissan/Brembo® carbon ceramic brake.

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 1,800 degrees. The lighter weight of the braking system also reduces unsprung weight, enhancing handling and steering response. [[161]]

GT-R NISMO carbon-fiber exterior components

Reducing weight, increasing performance

2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO against a white background.

Aerodynamics that cut like a knife

GT-R NISMO interior

Focused purely on the driver

Nissan GT-R NISMO Recaro® front seats

The drive comes first and foremost. Deeply contoured Recaro® seats feature synthetic suede inserts to help hold you in place while cornering. [[115]]

Nissan GT-R NISMO shifter

Everywhere you look, GT-R NISMO stands apart. You’ll find passion even in the smallest details, like signature red stitching and red leather inserts on the shift lever.

Nissan GT-R NISMO combi-meter

As modern as it is, GT-R NISMO has a deep sense of history, including a red tachometer face — a longstanding NISMO tradition and a symbol of our passion for performance.

Nissan GT-R NISMO Alcantara®-covered steering wheel

More than just grip, there’s feel. GT-R NISMO communicates with soft and grippy Alcantara®, while a red leather strip indicates 12 o’clock on the wheel — a tradition from racing that helps the driver know exactly where they are pointed. [[115]]

GT-R NISMO heritage

A legacy of unmatched dominance in GT500

The GT-R NISMO is but the latest chapter in our story of pioneering spirit, innovation, and passion for motorsport. In 2022, Nissan retired the R35 Nissan GT-R-based GT500 racer, and the only people happy about it were the competition. Designed and developed by NISMO, it started racing in 2008, scoring seven wins out of nine races in its debut season — a great start to a stunning career. With a total of 41 wins over 14 seasons, it set the record for the most number of wins for a model in GT500 history.

Nissan Super GT race car on track.

NISMO — the embodiment of ultimate Nissan performance

Technology and passion in equal measures

While it is important, data will only tell you so much. A number alone won’t thrill or give an unforgettable driving experience. It takes a special kind of genius — a uniquely human touch — to take science and turn it into a living, breathing, exhilarating machine.