lb-ft @ 3200 - 5200 rpm
hp @ 6400 rpm
124.5 hp per liter
(from Nissan Press
Release) Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced the
launch of the Nissan GT-R, a new multi-dimensional performance
machine that lives up to the concept of "an ultimate supercar for
anyone, anywhere, at anytime". The Nissan GT-R features a newly
developed Premium Midship package, including the world's first
independent transaxle 4WD developed independently by Nissan. The
Nissan GT-R will be available in Japan mainly through Nissan High
Performance Centers nationwide from December 6th.
The Nissan GT-R was
developed with a new understanding and appreciation of the Earth's
natural forces - gravity, inertial force and aerodynamics - and
translates those forces into a completely new design, maximizing
tire grip and airflow.
Basic vehicle dynamics and integration with the driver have also
been examined, resulting in new componentry and creating a
Human-Machine Interface (HMI) never seen before in the marketplace.
All of these theories have been integrated to balance "speed and
efficiency," "high-output with environmental consideration" and
"high performance and safety."
Taking these factors into account, Nissan created the all-new Nissan
GT-R, which offers advanced high performance for secure and
enjoyable driving by minimizing the effects of climatic, road
condition or driving technique limitations. The Nissan GT-R offers
ultimate performance for virtually every driving situation - whether
it be the Nurburgring circuit, to snow, rain or urban areas - all
manageable by the GT-R driver through advanced technology and
The Nissan GT-R's unique characteristics are instilled not just in
the vehicle's design, but also through a specialized production
process. Carbon fiber, aluminum and steel components are assembled
with a special high-precision process, which includes a series of
vibration tests. Engines and transmissions are assembled by a single
craftsman in a "clean room" environment and upon completion, every
GT-R undergoes a battery of comprehensive tests to ensure the proper
operation of all vehicle components.
To properly support the all-new GT-R, Nissan has established special
Nissan High Performance Centers, where all certified advisors and
technicians have received extensive training. Total support for the
GT-R owner is offered for the first three years of ownership,
including measurement and adjustment of the engine, transmission and
wheel alignment after the first 1000 km, and again every 12 months,
free of charge.
Packaging and Driveline Suited for
The all-new Nissan GT-R
uses a Premium Midship package, an all-new, more advanced version
Front Midship (FM) package utilized on other Nissan vehicles. This
new package enables the use of the world's first application of an
independent transaxle 4WD system. The transaxle's layout places the
dual-clutch transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear
of the vehicle (instead of the usual front location), which enables
vehicle weight to be evenly distributed throughout the car. This
gives the Nissan GT-R a superb front-to-rear weight balance, while
enhancing leg and foot space and allowing for an optimal pedal
Under the hood, the Nissan GT-R features an all-new 3.8-litre twin
turbo V6 "VR38" engine, featuring plasma-sprayed bores and a special
twin-turbo exhaust manifold system. A secondary air management
system enables the newly designed powerplant to provide
approximately 40kg/m of torque during ordinary low-rev driving,
which gives an optimum air-fuel ratio for around-town efficiency and
helps the Nissan GT-R meet ultra-low emission vehicle (U-LEV)
standards in Japan.
The Nissan GT-R's new engine produces 480PS (353kW) at 6400rpm and
maximum torque of 60kgm (588Nm) from 3200 to 5200rpm. Putting the
power to the ground is an all-new GR6-type dual clutch transmission,
with paddle shifting and a Borg Warner six-plate dual clutch for
Suspension duties are handled through a special Bilstein DampTronic*1
system, which utilizes all pertinent vehicle information to provide
appropriate damping forces for all situations and helps maintain a
high level of control for straight-line driving, cornering, and
Braking is essential for a daily-driven supercar and the GT-R
features large Brembo full-floating drilled rotors, low steel high
stiffness brake pads and Brembo mono block six-piston front and
four-piston rear calipers, which in combination minimize fade and
provide stable braking. Run-flat tires, exclusively designed for use
on the Nissan GT-R, balance high grip and all-weather capabilities
and a comfortable ride in all driving situations. The tires are
designed to maintain structure for 80km of travel at 80 km/h, while
still providing an acceptable level of performance.
High-Performance Safety and
The Nissan GT-R offers a
long list of safety and environmental features, including, for
enhanced visibility inside and out of the vehicle, high-mounted LED
stoplamps, bright LED rear combination taillights, "super wide beam"
headlights, heated door mirrors and flat-blade wipers.
Standard safety equipment includes a pop-up engine hood system for
enhanced pedestrian safety, driver and front passenger SRS Air Bag
System, ELR front seat belts with tension reducer, front seat belts
with load limiter, and three-point ELR rear seat belts. Driver and
front passenger SRS Side Air Bag System and SRS Curtain Air Bag
System are offered as options.
Environmental technologies include extensive work to create an U-LEV
certification in Japan for the 3.8-liter twin turbo engine and
reduced levels of volatile organic compound for materials used in
Functional Design - High
Performance Aerodynamics and Style
The Nissan GT-R's
styling follows the function over form theory. Every styling aspect,
from the overall design to the smallest details, is created to
maximize the vehicle's driving experience - as well as suggesting GT-R's
"supercar" level of performance. Utilizing advanced aerodynamics,
the Nissan GT-R's aggressive styling evokes the lines of a
well-trained athlete, combining strong character lines with smooth
and solid areas.
The all-new GT-R's body is created with a combination of steel,
carbon fiber and aluminum, providing a unique combination of
stiffness and lightness. The Nissan GT-R features a low coefficient
of drag of 0.27, with high front and rear downforce, which provides
the GT-R with enhanced grip in all weather situations, while also
enhancing fuel efficiency.
The front fenders express power and stability, while the
"aero-blades" on the fenders' leading edges provide optimum airflow
around the tires and along the body. The scoop in the fenders'
trailing edges assists in providing front downforce and optimization
of side airflow. The aggressive front end, with a large hood budge
and single air intake, provides a sophisticated style as well as
undisturbed airflow for power and cooling. New "super wide beam"
headlights feature three additional sub-reflectors (compared to
conventional lights) to give a wider spread to the illumination
The Nissan GT-R's large, four-passenger cabin features a sloping
"aero blade canopy" roofline and curved C-pillar "sword edge," which
expresses the distinctive GT-R identity, as well as facilitating air
flow around the rear of the vehicle. The GT-R's hallmark four-ring
taillights, efficient rear spoiler and large, integrated φ120
exhaust tips, provides the signature rear view of the GT-R, as well
as optimizing airflow along the top and under the vehicle.
The high level of advanced technology is evident even in the Nissan
GT-R's paint - which utilizes a "double clear coat" and
"anti-chipping" process. The Nissan GT-R features Ultimate Silver as
a special new color, which is painstakingly hand-polished by
An Interior Suitable for Daily
Driving or Supercar Duties
Key to the Nissan GT-R's
usability as a both daily driver and a high-performance supercar is
its interior, which is designed to balance functionality, a sense of
ease, and comfort.
Sculpted performance bucket seats give the driver and passenger a
comfortable driving experience, and soft pads are utilized on the
dash in front of the passenger and doors to give an extra level of
comfort and safety.
The instrument panel surrounds the driver, with all meters and
multi-function meter at a uniform height to minimize the driver's
head movement when traveling at high speeds. A large center-mounted
tachometer, with gear display on its upper right, as well as the
easy-to-read graphics of the display, gives the driver instant
detailed information, essential for the performance nature of the GT-R.
Functional style is also evident in the Nissan GT-R - each meter
features a dial plate design that evokes the idea of engaged gears,
as well as a three-dimensional metal-like ring, suggesting the
multi-dimensional performance of the GT-R. A large, metallic-framed
center console features the ergonomically designed shift lever and a
red "engine start" button.
Adjustability is central to the daily-driver nature of the Nissan GT-R,
with a special "set-up switch" located in the center of the
instrument panel. This switch enables the driver to adjust
transmission shifts, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control
(VDC-R) in three settings - Normal, Comfort or R, the
high-performance setting designed for the Nissan GT-R "supercar"
A high-speed, high-capacity CARWINGS (Japan market) navigation
system, with a powerful 30GB hard disk drive, features an
easy-to-use touch pad, as well as traditional navigation switches.
The screen interface features not only the navigation system, but
also an enriched entertainment system with a Music Box hard drive,
DVD and CD player, and Bluetooth *2 audio function.
For special use in the GT-R application, the multi-function meter
also includes mechanical and driving information for safe high
performance driving, including acceleration opening, brake pedal
pressure, and steering angle. It also includes an "optimal gearshift
map," to emphasize economical vehicle operation.
A specially designed BOSE sound system includes two forward-facing
woofers in the rear center armrest area combined with traditional
door speakers. All speakers are mounted in rigid aluminum die cast
panels, which combined with the design of the system itself, provide
sound quality suitable for a supercar.