2016 Nissan GT-R
Multi-LED Headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System
Efficient, daylight-spectrum, multi-LED headlights create a distinctive "lightning" motif. But these four LED units do more than look the part. They adjust their illumination pattern based on vehicle speed, and cast a super-wide beam to enhance visibility, especially when cornering.
Hybrid Body Structure
To provide a rigid platform, Nissan engineers pioneered a unique hybrid body using high-strength steel, die-cast aluminum, carbon fiber and composite materials.
During assembly, "jigs" are used to hold body panels and components precisely in place. Vibration testing, laser measurements, and comprehensive inspections by experienced specialists are performed to ensure long-term functionality and to maintain the highest levels of accuracy and precision during assembly.
Unique to the optional Super Silver paint color is its extensive hand-polishing between each coat ‐ performed under three different light sources, to reveal any imperfections.
COMPLETELY CAPTIVATING, EVEN AT REST
Leather-appointed front seats are undoubtedly built for performance. These bolstered sport seats help keep you in place, while cutouts in the driver’s seat cushion help facilitate leg movement. Rev up the interior with a choice between Red Amber or Ivory with the Premium Interior Package featuring hand stitched semi-aniline seats.
3.8-liter Twin-turbocharged V6 Engine
Press the accelerator and you feel more than raw power. The 545-hp twin-turbo V6 has massive strength, but it’s highly refined, even earning a ULEV-II emissions rating. Rather than traditional cast-iron liners, each cylinder features a unique plasma coating with an independent intake system for each bank of cylinders. The powerful twin turbo takes advantage of a Premium Midship (PM) design for balance, where much of the engine sits back in the chassis. Uniquely brilliant, built to perform.
Premium Midship Platform
By using a powerful twin-turbo V6 rather than a larger and heavier V8 or V12, the Nissan GT-R® exploits its PM design for ultimate balance. In the PM design, much of the engine sits well back in the chassis behind the front axle—for crisper turn-in, quick steering response and overall balance. The lighter, more compact engine also pays dividends in performance and other interior room.
Handling duties are managed by a sophisticated 4-wheel independent suspension system mounted to high-precision 6-point front and rear subframes. 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.
ATTESA E-TS® All-Wheel Drive
Instead of the traditional 50/50 torque split between front and rear axles, the electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive system provides nearly all of the 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 vehicle, while giving the added confidence that only AWD can offer.
ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
The 3 Mode system is what makes GT-R® so remarkably versatile, allowing you to adjust transmission, suspension, and VDC [*] settings on the fly. Need maximum performance? Switch into R-Mode. Throw it into Normal Mode for everyday driving, and Special Mode for long distances and slippery surfaces.
Bose® Audio System with Active Noise Control
The 11-speaker Bose® audio system works with the performance features of the GT-R®. The aluminum speaker mounts in the doors give the body rigidity, which has nothing to do with music and everything to do with performance. In the back, two subwoofers between the seats were designed to use the trunk as a giant bass enclosure. New Active Noise Control technology uses a microphone in the ceiling to identify undesirable low-frequency engine sounds and neutralizes them with sound waves of the opposite phase. The result ‐ a quieter driving experience which still preserves the invigorating sounds of engine performance.
SERIOUS ABOUT SAFETY
Like every Nissan vehicle, GT-R® comes equipped with a suite of standard safety, driving, and convenience features designed to inspire confidence behind the wheel, and help make every ride better, safer, and more enjoyable.
Engage reverse, and a camera mounted discreetly on the rear of the vehicle shows you what’s directly behind you, on the dash-mounted screen in front of you. The system includes a wide 180 view, parking is a quick and easy affair.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
When it comes to tire pressure, TPMS takes away the guesswork. Using an icon on your dash, the system notifies you when tires aren’t properly inflated. [*]
Automatic On/Off Headlights
Automatic On/Off Headlights respond to light conditions outside, turning on or off when necessary, and leaving you to concentrate on the road ahead.
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