Nissan GT-R – figures, data, facts and a driving report

Everything about the Nissan GT-R

Would you like to find out as much as possible about the Nissan GT-R? What makes him so special? Its technical data and special features? How much does the Nissan GT-R cost? Who are his strongest competitors? And above all: how does it drive?

Then you are exactly right here! We’ll show you everything you need to know about the Nissan GT-R.

The model history of the Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R is a groundbreaking chapter in the rich history of the Japanese automotive brand. The development of this legendary sports car began in the early 2000s when Nissan decided to revise his flagship vehicle, the GT-R, in a new generation. The GT-R was first presented to the world at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, continuing an impressive tradition of the iconic GT-R. The design of the GT-R combines timeless elements with modern aerodynamic improvements that contribute to its impressive appearance.

The GT-R series includes a wide range of model variants, starting with the basic version and extensive to the powerful nismot and track editions. A notable feature is the use of high quality materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum, which help reduce weight and optimize performance. Under the bonnet, the different variants rely on powerful twin turbo V6 engines that raise the legendary performance of the GT-R to a new level.

The GT-R series is also characterized by its advanced technology. The interior is equipped with high -quality materials and an innovative infotainment system that offers the latest connectivity options. In addition, the GT-R series integrates advanced driver assistance systems that increase not only security but also driving comfort.

With the GT-R series, Nissan is once again demonstrating his commitment to excellence in the sports car segment. These vehicles embody the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, which have made the GT-R a symbol of driving pleasure and technical brilliance for decades.

Background: The history of the Nissan GT-R

The story of the Nissan GT-R is an exciting journey through the world of high-performance sports cars that began in 2007. Nissan debuted the GT-R at the Tokyo Motor Show, creating a legend that revolutionized the world of sports car manufacturing and redefined the marriage of technology and performance.

The origins of the GT-R lie in racing, where Nissan already celebrated success with its Skyline models. The idea behind the GT-R was to develop a road car that would inherit the racing DNA of its predecessor. From the outset, the GT-R was powered by a powerful twin-turbo V6 engine that delivered impressive acceleration and top speeds.

Over the years, the Nissan GT-R has gone through several generations, with each generation incorporating advanced technologies and materials to reduce weight. The models have not only been made more powerful, but also aerodynamically optimized to ensure improved road holding and driving stability. The introduction of the advanced all-wheel drive system and dual-clutch transmission contributed to the GT-R’s impressive performance.

The GT-R has also achieved considerable success on race tracks around the world, from endurance races to prestigious motorsport events such as the Nürburgring 24 Hours. The GT-R’s racing inspiration is evident in its precision and agility, giving drivers on the road the feeling of mastering a real racing vehicle.

The latest generation of Nissan GT-R, the R36 series GT-R presented here, is a technological masterpiece that embodies the passion for high-performance vehicles in a road car. With its distinctive rear wing, wide wheel arches and striking design, the GT-R remains a symbol of performance and driving pleasure that continues to delight a global fan base.

What makes the Nissan GT-R so special?

The Nissan GT-R is a legend among high-performance sports cars and offers a number of technical innovations that are unparalleled in the world of production vehicles:

Revolutionary aerodynamics

The current Nissan GT-R already relies on an impressive aerodynamic concept with a striking rear wing and various measures to generate downforce. This ensures excellent road holding and stability.

Motorsport inspiration: DRS (downforce reduction system)

A special feature of the GT-R is the standard downforce reduction system (DRS), which is usually known from motorsport. This system allows part of the rear wing to be hydraulically flattened to reduce air resistance while also acting as an airbrake, reducing braking distance from 200 km/h by 2.5 meters.

Weight reduction in perfection

In motorsport and high -performance vehicles, the ratio of performance to weight plays a crucial role. The GT-R focuses on various technical measures in order to achieve the optimal power-to-weight weight. This includes lightweight materials such as carbon for side doors, magnesium wheels with central closure and extremely light formwork seats. Each gram was carefully taken into account.

Drive: 4.0 liter 6-cylinder boxer engine with naturally aspirated engine

The GT-R is powered by a powerful 4.0-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine, which generates a unique, roaring sound through sharper camshafts and a speed of over 9,000 revolutions per minute-despite the current emission requirements.

High quality equipment: the Nismo package

For those who want to drive the performance to the top, Nissan offers the optional nismo package for the GT-R. Among other things, this package includes a front hood, a roof, mirror covers and a rear wing made of real carbon in sight look, switches from the racing car NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT3 and a massive roll cage with appropriate struts.

Technical data from the Nissan GT-R

Drive of the Nissan GT-R

  • Engine: 6-cylinder VR38DETT engine
  • Fuel type: Super Plus petrol
  • Displacement: 3,799 cc
  • Compression: 9.0:1
  • Engine power: 419 kW / 570 HP at 6,800 rpm
  • Torque: 637 Nm at 3,300 – 5,800 rpm
  • Drive type: all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Transmission: 6-speed dual clutch transmission
  • Emission standard: EURO 6d

Body of the 992 GT3 RS

  • Vehicle type: coupe
  • Seating: 2+2 people
  • Dimensions: Length 4,690 mm x Width 1,895 mm x Height 1,370 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,780 mm
  • Track width: 1,605 mm front / 1,610 mm rear
  • Ground clearance: 110 mm
  • Trunk volume: 315 liters
  • Curb weight: 1,740 kg
  • Weight distribution: 54% front / 46% rear
  • Permitted total weight: 2,100 kg
  • Payload: 360 kg
  • Chassis: Independent suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers
  • Steering ratio: 15.4:1
  • Rim size: 9j x 20″ front / 10.5j x 20″
  • rear tires: Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT
  • Tire size: 255/40-ZR20 front / 285/35-ZR20 rear

Driving performance

  • Top speed: 315 km/h
  • Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h: 3.0 seconds
  • Acceleration from 0 to 200 km/h: 9.5 seconds
  • Braking distance 100 to 0 km/h: 30.0 m
  • Braking distance 200 to 0 km/h: 120.0 m

Nissan GT-R test reports

The Nissan GT-R received excessive praise from the trade press and automotive journalists, receiving almost exclusively excellent reviews. Below is an excerpt from the national and international test reports:

sport auto Supertest

In the super test by the respected German magazine sport auto, the Nissan GT-R shows outstanding performance and achieves top ratings in practically all categories. This establishes itself as one of the most impressive sports cars to ever be tested.

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TopGear Review 2023

The respected British cultural magazine TopGear particularly recognizes the Nissan GT-R for its impressive performance in all driving aspects and describes it as a “road-legal race car”.

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Auto Bild driving report

In one of the very first driving reports, Auto Bild praised the Nissan GT-R in particular for its uncompromising focus on racing, a quality that can only be found in very few vehicles these days.

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Target group: Who is the Nissan GT-R suitable for?

It’s clear: the Nissan GT-R is definitely not a car for everyone – and it doesn’t want to be or should be. However, die-hard GT-R enthusiasts know exactly what they value so much about this vehicle. But who is Nissan’s high-performance sports car icon actually suitable for?

The Nissan GT-R is the right car for everyone who…

  • place more value on real performance than on simple elegance.
  • are looking for a true racing car with legal street approval.
  • Feel more at home on a real race track than on the road.
  • have a strong character and like to be conspicuous when out and about.
  • find conventional everyday vehicles to be far too ordinary.
  • would still like to enjoy pure driving pleasure in 2024.

How much does the Nissan GT-R cost?

The new Nissan GT-R has a base price of €116,394. However, as we all know, selecting additional options can significantly increase the overall cost – the GT-R experience has never been particularly good value. A few examples from the options catalog:

  1. The Nismo package is available for an additional €17,800.
  2. The ceramic brake system is available from €6,500 extra.
  3. Choosing an individual paint color costs an additional €2,500.

A well-equipped model of the Nissan GT-R can easily cost over €140,000 – and limited availability on the used car market can mean that even used vehicles are trading at prices above list price.

Competitors of the Nissan GT-R

You might think that with all the praise, the Nissan GT-R is in a league of its own – but of course that’s not entirely the truth. Among the established sports car manufacturers, there are some competitors who would like to take on the Nissan GT-R:

Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 911 Turbo is the super sporty version of the already extremely powerful Porsche 911 and, similar to the 992 GT3 RS, has numerous details directly from motorsport.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is not a brand new model from the American manufacturer, but it represents the last high-performance variant of the Corvette model series to date. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, there is no comparable model of the F8 Tributo.

Audi R8

The current Audi R8 model series also offers an extremely powerful variant with numerous motorsport improvements and is called Audi R8 Performance.

How can you drive the Nissan GT-R?

For those of you whose mouths aren’t watering over all the highlights of the Nissan GT-R, we can’t help either…

However, we would like to show everyone else how you can drive the Nissan GT-R yourself today:

Option 1: Buy a Nissan GT-R

If you have the necessary budget, you can of course purchase the GT-R directly from Nissan – this way you can drive the Nissan GT-R at any time and also configure the dream car according to your own wishes.

Unfortunately, due to the expected delivery time, this option not only takes a certain amount of time, but is of course also associated with considerable costs.

Option 2: Nissan GT-R test drive

Another alternative is of course to test drive the Nissan GT-R at a Nissan dealer of your choice – you probably won’t be able to enjoy driving this high-performance vehicle yourself cheaper.

Realistically, however, the likelihood is extremely low, as a) almost no Nissan dealer has this powerful car in stock as a demonstration car and b) hardly anyone will simply give out a vehicle as rare as the GT-R for a test drive.

Option 3: Rent a Nissan GT-R from DRIVAR®

If you don’t want to buy the Nissan GT-R straight away or don’t have the connections to take it for a test drive, you can still rent a Nissan GT-R from DRIVAR today.

Option 4: Nissan GT-R track training

Nowhere does a Nissan GT-R feel more at home than on a real race track – so why shouldn’t you simply book a Nissan GT-R race track training course with DRIVAR and drive this motorsport monster around the track yourself?