The new Nissan GTR

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nissan today announced the launch of the Nissan GT-R, an ultimate super car 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 all-new Nissan GT-R offers advanced high performance technology 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 is the Nurburgring circuit, to snow, rain or urban areas - all manageable by the GT-R driver through advanced technology and driving dynamics.

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.

The Nissan GT-R has been widely lauded by critics scooping a bevy of awards thus far, including:

  • “Most Advanced Technology Award” by Car of the Year Japan 2008-2009 (Nov.2008)
  • “2009 Automobile of the Year” by Automobile Magazine (Nov.2008)
  • “2009 Motor Trend Car of the Year” by Motor Trend magazine (Nov.2008)
  • Automotive Lease Guide’s 10th annual Residual Value Awards for the 2009 model year - winner in the Luxury Sport Car category (Dec.2008)
  • “Performance Car of the Year” by What Car? Awards 2009 (Jan. 2009)
  • “Best Sporting Car” by Auto Express (UK) – New Car Honours (Aug. 2008).
Nissan GTR Specifications


VR38DETT – 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6;
each engine hand-crafted by its own master technician in a clean-room environment

Horsepower – 485 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm
Torque – 434 lb-ft of torque @ 3,200–5,200 rpm
Cylinder bore x stroke – 95.5 x 88.4 mm
Compression ratio – 9.0:1
Top speed – 193 mph
Maximum engine speed – 7,000 rpm
Emissions – 50 State LEV2/ULEV

Double overhead camshafts (DOHC) with Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) on intake valves

Aluminum cylinder block with high-endurance/low-friction plasma-sprayed bores

Aluminum pistons

Nissan Direct Ignition System

Iridium-tipped spark plugs

Electronic drive-by-wire throttle

Pressurized lubrication system with thermostatically controlled cooling and magnesium oil sump

Fully symmetrical dual intake and low back-pressure exhaust system

Secondary air intake system to rapidly heat catalysts to peak cleaning efficiency

30:70 coolant mix