The Nissan GT-R Thread

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Nissan GT-R [US]

Following significant enhancements to the iconic Nissan GT-R in 2016 - which included a refreshed look inside and out and 20 additional horsepower - the changes continue for the 2018 model year with the introduction of a new GT-R Pure model, the addition of Apple CarPlay to NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Services, and a new black "Kuro Night" Premium Interior Package (replaces the previous "Ivory" Premium Interior Package).

The 2018 Nissan GT-R Pure model is designed to be the most affordable of the four GT-R trim levels. The differences between the Pure and Premium grade include an 11-speaker Bose audio system, Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement systems, and Titanium exhaust system.

Aggressive Exterior Design

The Nissan GT-R's dynamic styling is both attractive and functional. The V-motion grille, one of Nissan's latest design signatures, is enlarged to provide better engine cooling and features a matte chrome finish and mesh pattern. The hood, featuring pronounced character lines flowing flawlessly from the grille, is reinforced to enhance stability during high speed driving. By essentially eliminating hood deformation, the hood design greatly improves aerodynamic performance at the front of the vehicle at high speeds.

Nearly all of the visual changes made to the GT-R's exterior for the 2017 model year were intended to improve aerodynamic performance; more specifically, aerodynamic efficiency was enhanced in three key areas: downforce generation, drag reduction and improved cooling of vital vehicle systems. The goal was to maximize cooling airflow, while at the same time keeping aerodynamic drag in check (for example, not increasing drag in one area of the vehicle as a result of improving cooling performance/airflow in another).

565-horsepower Twin-Turbo 3.8-liter V6

The 2018 Nissan GT-R's award-winning 3.8-liter 24-valve twin-turbocharged V6 engine - each unit handcrafted by its own Takumi technician - delivers 565 horsepower at 6800 rpm and 467 lb-ft of torque, thanks in part to an ignition-timing system controlled at each individual cylinder - technology utilized on the potent GT-R NISMO. Like with the GT-R NISMO, by more precisely controlling ignition timing at each cylinder, engine knock is significantly reduced while concurrently enhancing environmental performance through a cleaner, more efficient fuel burn.

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Mercedes-AMG GT R vs Nissan GT-R - Head-to-Head - Carwow

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Honda NSX vs Nissan GT-R dragging & rolling race - Carwow

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Living with a Nissan GT-R - Car Throttle

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Speedsters watch out: Nissan GT-R joins Japanese police force

Speedsters in Japan had better watch their backs; Nissan has donated a GT-R to the Tochigi Prefectural police department.

The 315km/h sports car – affectionately nicknamed Godzilla by its followers - is built at the Kaminokawa assembly plant in Tochigi, and Nissan donated the two-door coupé to celebrate the factory turning 50 years old.

Nissan has over the years built several fast police cars, including GT-Rs, but this is the first time it’s given one to the police department in the area where the car’s built. The ceremony included the exchange of a comically large key, amusing since the GT-R no longer uses a physical key to unlock or start the car.

Ironically, Nissan says that in addition to rounding up roadhogs, the police Godzilla will also be used in promotions to get kids interested in cars.

The GT-R patrol car has been modded-out with a light bar on the roof, flashers in the bumper, and black-and-white police graphics along with sinister-looking black 20" mags – all sure to strike fear into the hearts of road hogs who spot it approaching in their rear view mirrors.

And once they do spot this 406kW charger in those mirrors, it’s game over. Because this GT-R presumably isn’t speed-restricted to 180km/h like most civilian cars in Japan and, together with its ability to cover 0-100km/h in around three seconds, all 315km/h of 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 thrust can be unleashed in the pursuit of misbehaving motorists.

The long arm of the law just got a lot speedier!

https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/industry-news/speedsters-watch-out-nissan-gt-r-joins-japanese-police-force-15585315

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Nissan says next-gen GT-R will be ‘world’s fastest brick’

The head of design at Nissan says the next-generation version of the Japanese brand’s GT-R will be “the world’s fastest brick”.

Speaking to Autocar, Alfonso Albaisa, who holds the position of senior vice president for global design at Nissan, revealed that the automaker had tentatively started designing the next GT-R.

Albaisa told the British publication that he was constantly “reviewing” sketches of the next-generation GT-R, but emphasised that the platform and powertrain had yet to be finalised.

“The challenge is on the engineer, to be honest. We will do our jobs when the time comes to make the car something really special. But we’re not even close to that yet,” he said, prompting Autocar to speculate that the vehicle could arrive only after 2020.

“Whether we go to a lot of electrification or none at all, we can achieve a lot power wise. But we are definitely making a new ‘platform’ and our goal is clear: GT-R has to be the quickest car of its kind. It has to ‘own’ the track. And it has to play the advanced technology game; but that doesn’t mean it has to be electric,” Albaisa said.

“We simply have to reflect people’s dreams; and I think people dream that the next GT-R will be the hottest super sportscar in the world.”

Albaisa added that the next-generation version of the GT-R would be a “beast” in terms of its design, too.

“It’s an animal; it has to be imposing and excessive. Not in terms of its wings, but rather its visual mass, its presence and its audacity. It doesn’t care what every other supercar in the world is doing; it simply says: ‘I’m a GT-R, I’m a brick, catch me.’

“It’s the world’s fastest brick, really. And when I review sketches for the new car, I say that a lot: “Less wing, more brick’.”

http://www.carmag.co.za/news/nissan-says-next-gen-gt-r-will-be-worlds-fastest-brick/
 

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WATCH: Tennis Grand Slam champ Naomi Osaka receives a special Nissan GT-R Nismo

Tennis Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka ups her garage game in the form of a competition-honed, Super Silver 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo.

Being a Nissan global brand ambassador just got a lot more powerful. Today, tennis Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka upped her garage game with 447kW in the form of a competition-honed, Super Silver GT-R.

Upping the game

Based in Boca Raton, Florida, 21-year-old Osaka will be able to drive to tennis practice as quickly as legally allowed – and thanks to the car’s bold, advanced design with real trunk space, with as many balls and racquets as she needs to hone her craft.

Osaka joined Nissan as brand ambassador in September, shortly after becoming the first Japanese player in history to win a women’s singles Grand Slam.

https://www.wheels24.co.za/WildOnWheels/watch-tennis-grand-slam-champ-naomi-osaka-receives-a-special-nissan-gt-r-nismo-20181115

 

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The Nissan GT-R Nismo is the most expensive Nissan ever - Doug DeMuro

 

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Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign: production styling confirmed

Back in June 2018, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign prototype was revealed, before the two firms hinted a few weeks later that an “extremely limited run of hand-built” examples would be produced.

Now the Japanese automaker has confirmed the production design of the GT-R50 by Italdesign and officially opened the order books for the 50-unit run. The starting price for each? Some €990 000 (that’s about R15,8-million) … before taxes and options.

Deliveries will begin in 2019 and will continue through 2020.

Nissan teamed up with the Turin-based design firm to create the model (based on the GT-R Nismo), in commemoration of the 50th anniversaries of both GT-R and Italdesign.

While the prototype was finished in a grey with gold accents, Nissan says customers will be able to specify their preferred colour combinations for the production model. They will furthermore be able to choose from various interior colours and packages.

“The reaction from Nissan fans around the world – and potential customers of the GT-R50 – has greatly exceeded our expectations,” said Bob Laishley, global sports car programme director at Nissan.

“These 50 cars, which celebrate 50 years of the GT-R as well as 50 years of Italdesign, will be rolling tributes to Nissan’s engineering leadership and rich sports car heritage for a long time to come.”

The prototype employed Nissan’s familiar 3,8-litre V6 engine under the bonnet, but tweaked to deliver an “estimated” 530 kW and 780 N.m.

https://www.carmag.co.za/news/nissan-gt-r50-by-italdesign-production-design-confirmed/

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New TTRS offers similar GT-R performance for half the money albeit crappier/frumpy looking. Makes it quite a performance bargain then in relative terms.
 

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Shmee has a first drive in the $1.2million Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

 
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