600 horsepower is impressive. But that didn't stop the engineers at NISMO. Further developments from the GT3 racing program make their way into the engine compartment – reshaped turbo vanes allow quicker spool up for enhanced response, and a more aggressive delivery of power across the rpm range.
Increasing friction – the heart of braking – requires an incredibly hard compound. A lesson learned from racing, carbon ceramic is strong, exceptionally light, and heat resistant. Making the most of this competition technology, GT-R NISMO now employs larger rotors and pads, plus a new especially rigid caliper, wearing special paint that will not change color, even at temperatures over 1800 degrees. The lighter weight of the braking system also reduces unsprung weight, enhancing handling and steering response.
For 2020, GT-R NISMO features a new-design 20" RAYS® forged aluminum wheel. [*]A reduction in weight allows the suspension react more quickly to driver input or road conditions, while the open design enhances cooling of brake components. A perfect partner, an all-new tire was designed using supercomputer analysis. The result is a wider contact patch, greater cornering grip, and reduced rolling resistance. A win-win-win situation.
The Nissan GT-R NISMO's suspension setup is tuned for stunning agility, road-holding and handling finesse, without compromising refinement. The springs and custom-developed Bilstein® DampTronic® dampers in the front and rear suspension are specially tuned to deliver exceptional grip levels and progressive handling response at the limit.
To enhance the GT-R's already rigid platform, additional adhesive bonding was added to key spot welds for increased body shell rigidity.
Reducing weight over the nose of the vehicle lowers the overall center of gravity enhances front-to rear weight distribution, and improves cornering turn-in.
Beauty for the beast. Designed to increase downforce, the Nissan GT-R NISMO's hand-made dry carbon-fiber rear spoiler features a special coating that allows carbon-fiber "weave" to be felt by the touch.
The carbon-fiber side sills continue the work started at the front of the car – helping to generate additional downforce compared to standard Nissan GT-R models.
An elongated yet tapered rear bumper design helps to keep drag to 0.26 Cd. Additionally, the NISMO-tuned carbon-fiber rear fascia – while being aerodynamically designed to help ensure downforce is equally spread from front to rear at all speeds – also helps to lower the center of gravity.
Detail bordering on obsession. The Nissan GT-R NISMO's carbon-fiber trunk lid adds stiffness, while weighing nearly half as much as a standard trunk lid.
The Nissan GT-R NISMO cockpit is relentlessly focused. Recaro® seats, an Alcantara®-wrapped steering wheel, and signature NISMO red accents throughout anticipate an experience like no other.
The launch of Nissan GT-R NISMO is but the latest chapter in our story of pioneering spirit, innovation, and passion for motorsport.
Since 1984, NISMO has been the official in-house racing arm of Nissan. Started by a group of maverick Nissan engineers over 30 years ago, NISMO is synonymous with passion, expertise, and the heights of Nissan performance – not to mention decades of racing dominance. Every time you see a NISMO badge, you'll know it's something extraordinary. Engineered with brilliance, designed with an undeniable edge, and fueled by passion without a redline.
In 1936, a 747 cc Datsun Midget took the checkered flag, and we haven't stopped racing – and winning – since. From Japan to Le Mans, Dakar to Daytona, our dedication to innovation has made Nissan Motorsports a dominant force. Whether it's a humble sedan like the Skyline developed into the legendary Nissan GT-R, or machines that will shape the future, including the Nissan Delta Wing and the all-electric LEAF® racer, we race what we build, and we win what we race.
What a year! The NISMO GT3 racer claimed both the race win and the championship title in the Pirelli Super Taikyu Series in Japan at Twin Ring Motegi. The Endless GT-R (Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3), took the victory in the five-hour race – the team's first Super Taikyu victory of the season, while the No. 99 Y's Distraction GTNET GT-R clinched the title with a third-place finish.
For 2020 the Nissan GT-R Track Edition features a healthy injection of NISMO tuning to make it an incredible blend of GT-R civility and GT-R NISMO ultimate performance.
Making the most of the enhanced handling, the GT-R Track Edition features legendary Recaro® high performance front seats. Excellent holding performance helps communicate every nuance of performance to the driver.
Taking GT-R performance to the next level, a unique red and black interior featuring grippy and supportive Recaro® front seats helps hard-wire you to the experience.
On the outside, the dry carbon-fiber rear spoiler provides downforce, and is a work of art in its own right.
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.
Nissan challenged convention at every point of the Nissan GT-R's development. Instead of a large, heavy engine thirsty for fuel, the Nissan GT-R is powered by an ideally sized, twin-turbocharged 3.8-L V6 that produces a prodigious 565 hp and equally immense 467 lb-ft of torque. Just as important as the engineering is the actual assembly, which is done by hand by a single master craftsman, whose signature you'll find on a small but prominent plaque.
The cylinder block features a closed deck for strength. For added strength, a ladder frame structure was also adopted to give the crankshaft added support, important with the engine's massive torque. Magnesium alloy was selected for the oil pan and rocker cover for its light weight and strength.
A titanium exhaust helps ensure proper cooling from the engine's massive output. Notoriously difficult to work with, each exhaust is hand-built by a master craftsman, and is specifically designed for an individual vehicle. A new "burnished" finish to the exhaust tip gives the perfect look – of a high-performance vehicle that's been enjoyed to the fullest.
From a specially shaped front fascia to contoured side sills and extensions at the lower portion of the rear bumper, the GT-R cuts through the air efficiently.
Downforce adds grip and enhances the feeling of control. Reinforcements to the hood, along with the design of the front spoiler and the side sill extensions, prevent air from being drawn under the vehicle, and help the GT-R consistently apply its downforce.
The average car has exposed working gear underneath 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 connect to the road, while a duct in the diffuser helps cool the titanium exhaust.
The longer a shift takes, the less time power is being put to the ground. The GT-R's 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 quickly. 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.
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 machined finish, which provides a high-quality, high-performance look.
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 Nissan GT-R also benefits from a full-floating rotor – a racing technology originated by Brembo®. By allowing the outer disc to expand away from the hub under extreme heat, it reduces the tendency of the rotor to warp.
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 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 a lightweight carbon composite containing aluminum honeycomb.
When most supercars stay in the garage or make a hasty retreat, the Nissan GT-R powers through, with ATTESA ET-S®, one of the most advanced All-Wheel Drive and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) systems ever used in a road car.
Instead of the traditional 50/50 torque split between front and rear axles, the electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive system provides up to nearly 100% of available torque to the rear wheels, and can send up to 50% of torque to the front wheels. This provides the steering feel and response of a rear-wheel drive vehicle, while giving the added confidence that only AWD can offer. Additionally, VDC continuously monitors your steering and braking actions, senses any oversteer or understeer, and compensates by reducing engine speed and/or applying brake pressure to specific wheels.
Nissan GT-R's easy-to-use 3-mode system is always ready. Three switches allow for on-the-fly adjustment of specific performance parameters for the transmission, suspension, and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system.
R-Mode is for maximum performance. It sets the transmission for the quickest shifts and adjusts the suspension, shocks, and Vehicle Dynamic Control for high-performance handling.
For daily driving, choose Normal Mode, which sets the transmission, suspension, and VDC for a smooth, refined ride.
Use Save Mode for long-distance driving and gentler torque delivery on slippery surfaces. In Comfort Mode, the damping force of the shock absorbers is variably adjusted for more comfort. Off Mode disengages the VDC system.
Carefully crafting each part – thinking of the mind, body, and spirit of the customers who will use their products – is the spirit of the Takumi, a part of Japanese tradition. And that is the human soul in the Nissan GT-R, a supercar that could never be created in a factory that only pursues rationality.
Only five master craftsmen in the world are allowed to hand-assemble the GT-R's engine and affix a plaque carrying their name.
AS Class drivers – the top development drivers at Nissan – help create a vehicle that would excel at any racetrack, in any kind of weather, in the hands of any level of driver.
Drivers are assigned to a unique aspect of Nissan GT-R's development, including an Autobahn expert, a "Marketability" expert, and "Ringmeisters" who pit the GT-R against the legendary Nürburgring.
Set up a custom view to keep an eye on the engine viewing turbo boost, oil temperature, and pressure.
Monitor acceleration Gs, turbo boost, and throttle position.
Keep track of current and historical fuel economy as well as range.
Ideal for heavy-duty driving. Monitor coolant, oil, and transmission fluid temperatures.
Keep track of chassis dynamics, including cornering and overall Gs, and brake pedal usage.
The factory preset stopwatch is activated by steering wheel controls, so you keep your hands on the wheel.
Navigate any city like a local with an 8" color multi-touch screen, with 3D map view for select cities, voice recognition, and easy-to-read graphics.
People to see? Places to be? Just ask Siri®. Equipped with Siri® voice control, Apple CarPlay® brings on board your contacts, favorite messaging apps, iTunes® library, Apple Music® playlists, Apple Maps, and more. Simply plug in your compatible iPhone® and go.
The RearView Monitor helps you see what's directly behind you. Sonar Sensors on all four corners look out for static objects. When you're getting close to a detected object, it will let you know with an audible warning.
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.
With NissanConnect Services, you have a selection of plans and services like customizable alerts and emergency response.
Using the NissanConnect® Services Skill with Amazon Alexa, you can lock and unlock your doors, turn customizable alerts on and off, even flash your lights – all with the sound of your voice.
Nissan GT-R lets you access NissanConnect Services with your Google Assistant. Just say, "Hey Google, talk to NissanConnect Services" on a compatible smartphone and you'll be able to lock and unlock your doors, flash your lights, and more.
• Remote Door Lock/Unlock – Forgot to lock up? Use your compatible smartphone, compatible smartwatch, or Amazon Alexa.
• Remote Horn & Lights – Now, where did I park? We'll sound the horn and flash the lights so you can easily find your car.
• Parked Car Finder – Find your parked Nissan's location anywhere, anytime in the NissanConnect Services app and Owner Portal map.
• Automatic Collision Notification – If you're in a severe accident or the air bags deploy, we can call for help.
• Emergency Call – If you ever find yourself in need of help, just press the SOS button to be connected to our live Response Specialists who are available 24/7.
• Roadside Assistance – We can request to send roadside assistance to your location.
• Speed Alert – A real help if you've got a lead-foot in the family, this feature alerts you if someone exceeds your set speed.
• Valet Alert – If a valet drives your GT-R outside of your set radius, you'll know.
• Boundary Alert – If someone else is behind the wheel, you can get alerts that your vehicle is entering or leaving your set boundary.
• Curfew Alert – If your vehicle is driven outside of the times you schedule, you'll get an alert.
• Connected Search – Craving sushi? Search for nearby places, and Connected Search will return Points of Interest results.
• Connected Search – Craving sushi? Search for nearby places, and Connected Search will return Points of Interest results.
• Destination Assistance – Use voice response to search by name or category and have results sent to your Nissan Navigation system.
Advanced technology reduces unwanted noise and helps you enjoy the thrilling sound of GT-R's twin-turbocharged 3.8-L V6 singing through a handcrafted titanium exhaust.
Designed exclusively for the GT-R, the 11-speaker Bose® audio system's dual subwoofers sit between the rear seats, employing the trunk as a giant bass enclosure.
There may be times when you'd like to attract less attention to the GT-R's potent exhaust note. A control in the cabin closes a valve inside the titanium exhaust that significantly reduces outside exhaust volume – ideal in crowded or urban settings.
This advanced body construction combines impact-absorbing structures with a high-strength cabin, which helps provide protection for you and your passengers.
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.
When it comes to tire pressure, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) takes away the guesswork. Using an icon on your dash, the system notifies you when tires aren't properly inflated.
Advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system not only helps you maintain your steered path, in R-Mode, it actually sends more power to the appropriate wheels when it senses oversteer or understeer, helping you drive with superior power and 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.
In sudden-braking situations, ABS pumps the brakes quickly to help prevent wheel lockup and help you maintain control.
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) monitors weight distribution and adjusts rear brake force to compensate for added weight from passengers or cargo.
To enhance visibility, the super-wide beam expand illumination toward the sides of the car. The headlights feature four LED units to create an extremely natural light, replicating daylight.
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