Those who are seeking a Nissan GT-R for sale can expect to pay top dollar for the latest models, around $99,990 for a 2018 model. For the first time in several years, the Nissan GT-R price has not increased the for model-year 2019. That does not include the NISMO edition. This 600 horsepower version has carbon fiber body panels and a starting price of $175,540. By opting for a 2012 model for under $100,000, you will have a world of opportunities for aftermarket upgrades. Demand for even the early models has kept depreciation at a distance. A typical GT-R R35 owner will drive the car for a few years and sell it without much of a loss.
Nissan GT-R Review
Being in production from December of 2007-present, the Nissan GT-R is an AWD flagship with incredible abilities. Often referred to as the Nissan GT-R Godzilla, the GT-R R35 chassis was designed to compete with the likes of Porsche, Audi and BMW. To land among this class of vehicles, the Nissan GT-R specs are undoubtedly impressive and the interest in this exotic beauty has remained strong throughout its production history.
Every 2018 Nissan GT-R is equipped with a robust engine, Brembo brakes, all-wheel drive and the ability to hit nearly 200 MPH, it is easy to understand the interest in this speedy production car. The 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo model, which cuts a staggering 20 seconds off the original model’s lap time, still ranks in the top 10 for fastest Nurburgring lap times on record. While the average buyer may not need to reach these speeds, the breathtaking exterior design turns heads on every street, highway or rural road.
While the Nissan GT-R is nothing short of spectacular on the outside, the true heart of this mighty car lies under the hood. A 3,799 cc (3.8 liter: 231.8 cu) twin-turbo V6 VR38dett engine generates a whopping 480 hp with 430 lb-ft of raw torque. With a curb weight of around 3850 lbs, the boosted beast allows the car to launch from 0 to 60 MPH in as little as 3 seconds flat. The vr38dett maintains its strength as the GT-R soars down the road and reaches a top speed of 195 MPH. Compared the Nissan Skyline predecessor, it is orders of magnitude more advanced.
Its ability to maintain impressive speeds allowed the Nissan GT-R to post a 7 minute and 29 second Nurburgring lap. This was no small feat for Nissan and garnered attention from top dogs in the automotive industry like Ferrari and Audi. Upgrades to the engine have been made in special edition models which give a drastic boost in both horsepower and torque.
2019 Nissan GT-R Specs
Engine: 3.8L Twin Turbo V6
Transmission:Six SpeedDual Clutch Automatic
Horsepower: 565 hp
Torque: 467 lb-ft
0-60 mph: 2.7 seconds
Top Speed: 196 mph
Nissan GT-R Transmission
To unleash the power of the robust engine, Nissan designers opted for a 6-speed dual clutch transmission. This Nissan GT-R transmission perfectly complements the power of the engine, allowing the GT-R to transition smoothly from gear to gear. The original 6-speed dual clutch was upgraded in 2012 model and Nissan has continued to use the upgraded rendition in all the GT-R models to date. Paired with the transmission is a top of the line Nissan/Brembo braking system, all-wheel drive (AWD) and alloy wheels. Whether stopping or going, all these features work in unison to create a comfortable and safe driving experience. In a unique layout, the gearbox is rear-mounted. It sends power to the front differential via a smaller driveshaft running parallel to the torque tube.
Entering the cockpit of the GT-R, you will discover everything that you would expect from a sporty 2-door coupe. The interior houses a customizable multifunctional display on the dashboard, much like other Nissan models. It offers contrasting colors and exquisite leather. The overall look is sophisticated yet sporty without being over the top. Along with bucket seats, drivers feel as if they are in a top of the line race car hopping behind the wheel of the Nissan GT-R interior. Like with many luxury cars, many upgrades and alternatives are available to fully customize the car.
Nissan GT-R Standout Features
The most notable feature of the Nissan GT-R is certainly linked to its impressive level of speed for a production car. With Nissan GT-R top speed hovering around 195 MPH and a desirable Nurburgring lap finish time of 7:08.679, the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO is an exotic Japanese vehicle that is more obtainable for most car enthusiasts. A German or Italian competitor with these specs would be incredibly more expensive. Other unique features of this model include its signature taillights, curvaceous front end and angular lines throughout the exterior. All these factors give the Nissan GT-R specs a “wow” factor that car lovers simply cannot resist.
SpecV: Unveiled in 2009, it arrived with a carbon fiber interior and its own color: LAC Black Opal. No changes were made inside the engine, but it featured larger turbos with more boost in higher gears.
Nissan GT-R NISMO: Launched in 2014, they applied lessons learned in the aftermarket to push horsepower to 600. Torque was increased to 481 lb-ft which pushes the Nissan GT-R top speed to 196 mph. Larger sway bars and stiffer springs had less weight to deal with. The trunk lid is carbon fiber and the exhaust is titanium. Instead of spot welds, each body panel is welded completely along each seam. It is 38 lbs lighter than any other GT-R
Nissan GT-R NISMO N-Attack: This package deletes every non-essential system to replicate the same setup as the Nürburgring. While converted by the dealer in Japan, US buyers can purchase the kit from Stillen Motorsports.
Nissan GT-R Black Edition: For those with a heart of darkness, the Black Edition arrives with 20″ Rays wheels, Recaro seats, and 2-tone red/black leather. The seats are not normal Recaro buckets, but a collaboration with Nissan to offer the best in comfort and safety.
Nissan GT-R Track Edition: Using the stiff chassis of the Nismo along with its big brakes, the Track Edition is a budget racer. The interior is spartan, with 11 switches instead of 27. Hollow sway bars and an aggressive exhaust round out the package.
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