Relentless tuning of the GT-R's aerodynamics maintains its incredibly clean coefficient of drag to a super-slippery 0.26, yet provides consistent downforce. 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.
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.
Once again, GT-R rethinks the way the driver receives information. Multiple, easily accessed screens are an innovative way the driver can get immediate feedback to key performance parameters. The result is engaging and informative – providing quick readability combined with the flexibility of multiple customizable displays.
An engine designed to answer the demands of a supercar for the 21st century, the VR38 is high-performance, while being ideally-sized for lighter weight and optimal placement in the chassis.
The headlights feature four LED units to create an extremely natural light, replicating daylight, while also offering increased illumination. The super-wide-beam headlights expand the area of illumination toward the sides of the car, enhancing visibility, especially when cornering.
The GT-R's body gets maximum strength from Carbon Aluminum Die-cast Steel, a combination of carbon fiber, die-cast aluminum and steel. For structural rigidity, aluminum die-cast door inner panels are employed to decrease the amount of deformation during a crash. Die-cast aluminum is also used for the front strut housing and in the front suspension. For added structural rigidity, the suspension’s strut tower bar is made of lightweight carbon composite containing aluminum honeycomb.
With the rear view monitor, when you back up, a camera mounted discreetly on the rear of the vehicle helps you see what's directly behind you.
In addition to its touch functionality, you can control the 8" touch-screen using the Display Commander. Positioned just behind the gearshift, it lets you toggle up and down, side to side, rotate, scroll through and control your infotainment system, all without the need to look down or touch the display screen.
A tradition of craftsmanship makes the GT-R a supercar that will take your breath away – even when sitting still. Available semi-aniline leather appointments on the center console, door panels, and shift lever surround you in comfort, while available semi-aniline leather and double-stitching on the seats are a tactile and visual feast.
The Nissan Intelligent Key let you tap a button on the door handle to lock and unlock your Nissan GT-R, while your keys stay in your pocket or purse. With the standard Push Button Ignition feature, you just get in, push the button and go.
A special Blistein® DampTronic® driver-adjustable shock absorber system utilizes multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces and a high level of control for a variety of driving situations.
The brakes feature 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers for stronger, more equal clamping power – something you'd expect to see on an all-out competition machine. For extreme rigidity with light weight, the caliper is machined from a single one-piece "monoblock" of aluminum.
When most supercars stay in the garage or make a hasty retreat from the less-than-ideal conditions, the Nissan GT-R powers through, with one of the most advanced All-Wheel Drive and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) systems ever used in a road car.
The average car has exposed working gear under the car, where wind whips around, creating lift, and slowing you down. The Nissan GT-R, of course, isn't an average car. Its underbody is virtually covered by composite panels, giving it a flat, aerodynamic surface. At the front of the car, the flat underbody is accelerating the air and channeling it over the brakes, cooling them down. At the back, a carbon-fiber diffuser takes that accelerated air and slows it down, creating a vacuum effect that helps the Nissan GT-R stick to the road.