Rather than being designed to the demands of aerodynamics, the GT-R sculpts the air to its needs - becoming a force of nature as much as a force to be reckoned with.
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 Nissan GT-R Taillights have true iconic status. The taillights are synonymous with the GT-R, if only for the fact that people are used to seeing them as you leave them in the dust.
GT-R now offers a titanium exhaust. Because titanium is notoriously difficult to work with, each exhaust is hand-built by a master craftsman, and is specifically designed for an individual vehicle - music to any enthusiast's ears.
The Nissan GT-R's rigid forged-aluminum 20" wheels, manufactured by RAYS®, utilize knurling inside the wheels to help keep the tires from slipping around the wheels under heavy acceleration or braking. The wheels feature a premium dark (near black) finish, which provides a high-quality, high-performance look.
The GT-R's side skirts help prevent airflow from being drawn underneath the vehicle. The area around the C-pillar is shaped to reduce turbulence and to help accelerate airflow toward the rear of the body.
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 Display Commander lets you dial in your world, allowing you to control key functions through GT-R's multi-touch screen. By rotating the dial, or pushing it to the left or right, you can scroll through all menus, and move selections around the screen.
The combination meter uses meshing gears as its motif. The tachometer is placed in the center, with the large-scale gear indicator on the upper right, supporting the driver with immediate readability when driving on the circuit.
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.
To reduce unwanted sounds from the engine bay, the GT-R adds an insulator underneath the dashboard and sound-absorbing material behind the instrument panel.
Nissan Navigation System features an 8.0" color screen that serves up points of interest like restaurants, gas stations, and ATMs, and guides you to your destination with voice-guided turn-by-turn directions.
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.
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.
The longer a shift takes, the less time power is being put to the ground. So for maximum acceleration, the GT-R's paddle-shifted 6-speed sequential dual-clutch transmission can snap off lightning-quick gear changes in just 0.15 seconds when in R-Mode - almost as quickly as you can blink.
To ensure stable lubrication for the transmission even when cornering at high Gs, a dry sump lubrication system is employed. The system sprays transmission oil directly onto the gears, reducing friction and increasing reliability.
The Nissan GT-R's 6-speed dual-clutch transmission shifts incredibly quick. How? Inside the transmission, there are separate clutches for the odd (1st, 3rd, 5th) and even (2nd, 4th, 6th) gears. When the car is in an odd-numbered gear, the adjacent even numbered gear is "pre-selected" - ready to make the shift immediately. The transmission is so smart, it even "blips" the throttle on downshifts to match rpm. So even though your left leg may not get much exercise, you'll have tremendous fun shifting the GT-R.
Vibration testing, laser measurements, and comprehensive inspections by experienced specialists are performed on every Nissan GT-R to ensure long-term functionality.
A special Bilstein® 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.
The immense power and capability of the Nissan GT-R comes with a level of safety, control, and convenience features designed to inspire confidence every moment you're behind the wheel.
Sometimes a collision is unavoidable. But with Nissan's Zone Body construction, at least it can be safer for everyone on board. This advanced body construction combines impact-absorbing structures with a high-strength cabin, which helps provide protection for you and your passengers.
With the RearView Monitor, when you back up, a camera mounted discreetly on the rear of the vehicle helps you see what's directly behind you.
To enhance your drive, available Active Noise Cancellation uses information received from the engine, along with a microphone located in the cabin to identify undesirable engine sounds. The system then reproduces an acoustically opposite signal through the sound system, cancelling much of the unwanted noise, letting you savor the invigorating sounds of GT-R's engine even more.
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System includes dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant-classification sensor. The inflation rate of these dual-stage air bags adjusts depending on crash severity and seat belt usage.
In sudden-braking situations, ABS pumps the brakes quickly to help prevent wheel lockup and help you maintain control.
All the power in the world is useless if you can't get any grip. So when TCS senses drive-wheel spin, it responds by helping reduce throttle, which helps you both regain grip and maintain control.
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) monitors weight distribution and adjusts rear brake force to compensate for added weight from passengers or cargo.
Source: 2018 Nissan GT-R