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 an even more powerful 550HP and equally immense 632Nm of torque, the result of individual ignition-timing control of the cylinders and extra boost from the turbochargers. 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.
Relentless tuning of the GT-R’s aerodynamics creates an incredibly clean Coefficient of Drag of just 0.26 Cd. While you see a substantial, powerful supercar, to the wind, it punches through the air like a low-slung, mid-engine supercar. Pure aerodynamic alchemy.
When less than ideal conditions mean most supercars stay in the garage or make a hasty retreat, 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.