2018 Nissan GT-R features

DESIGNED FOR THE EXTREMIST

TRACK EDITION

Putting a sharper edge on the blisteringly quick GT-R®, the Track Edition gives you competition-quality gear, including NISMO® wheels, a NISMO- tuned suspension and special body bonding. On the outside, the dry carbon-fibre rear spoiler [*] provides downforce, and is a work of art in its own right. Inside, a unique red and black interior featuring grippy and supportive Recaro® front seats help hard-wire you to the experience.
2018 Nissan GT-R Track Edition in Solid Red
2018 Nissan GT-R NISMO Recaro seats

BLACK/RED NISMO® "RECARO®" FRONT SEATS

2018 Nissan GT-R NISMO tuned suspension

NISMO®-TUNED SUSPENSION

2018 Nissan GT-R carbon fiber rear spoiler

DRY CARBON-FIBRE REAR SPOILER

2018 Nissan GT-R RAYS forged allow wheels

NISMO® BLACK 20” RAYS® FORGED-ALLOY WHEELS

2018 GT-R® EXTERIOR DESIGN

A SUPERCAR THAT SCULPTS THE WIND

Rather than being designed to the demands of aerodynamics, the GT-R® sculpts the air to its needs – becoming a force of nature as much as a force to be reckoned with.

2018 Nissan GT-R exterior design

REDESIGNED REAR FASCIA

The GT-R®'s rear fascia has been extended at the sides to accelerate air away from the back of the bumper, helping to pull hot gases away, to cool the exhaust.

EXTERIOR DESIGN

Redesigning the GT-R®'s side skirts helps prevent air flow from being drawn underneath the vehicle. The area around the C-Pillar has been refined to reduce turbulence, and to help accelerate air flow toward the rear of the body.

EXTERIOR DESIGN

Larger grille openings allow more cooling air to key components. Reshaping the front fascia helps direct air around the front wheel wells, reducing drag.

2018 Nissan GT-R silver finish

EXTERIOR DESIGN
Fanatical attention to detail. On GT-R®'s finished in Super Silver, a craftsman uses both hands and eyes to inspect the body of the GT-R®. To bring out any imperfections, three different lighting sources – fluorescent, halogen and diluted flood lighting – are used to see various types of qualities in the paint as if it were at night, daylight or simply under intense scrutiny.

2018 Nissan GT-R exterior body testing

PRECISION-BUILT
Vibration testing, laser measurements, and comprehensive inspections by experienced specialists are performed on every Nissan GT-R® to ensure long-term functionality.

2018 Nissan GT-R Multi-LED headlights

MULTI-LED HEADLIGHTS
The headlights feature four LED units to create an extremely natural light, replicating daylight, while also offering increased illumination. The super-wide-beam headlights expand the area of illumination toward the sides of the car, enhancing visibility, especially when cornering.

2018 Nissan GT-R taillights

ICONIC TAILLIGHT
The Nissan GT-R® Taillights have true iconic status. The are synonymous with Nissan GT-R®, if only for the fact that people are used to seeing them as you leave them in the dust.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Completely Captivating

A tradition of craftsmanship makes the GT-R® a supercar that will take your breath away – even when sitting still.

2018 Nissan GT-R interior design
2018 Nissan GT-R leather seat details

Decades To Perfect Things You Touch For A Second
Turn an air vent that was studied, designed, and developed by a quality expert to operate flawlessly for years. Rotate a switch that’s been subtly etched on the outside to enhance its feel. Or let your eyes travel across a dashboard that comes from a single Nappa leather hide, hand-selected for tone, and free of even the smallest imperfection. This is attention to detail bordering on obsession.

2018 Nissan GT-R Recaro racing seats

Recaro Seats
Available Recaro® leather-appointed front seats are built for performance. These bolstered sport seats help keep you in place, while cutouts in the driver’s seat cushion facilitate leg movement. The distinctive black leather with red accents revs up your interior.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN

A VITAL SENSE OF CONNECTION

Enhancing the way you get information lets you focus on what matters most – the pure enjoyment of the drive.

2018 Nissan GT-R dashboard U.S. Instrumentation Shown
2018 Nissan GT-R display commander U.S. Instrumentation Shown

DIALED IN LIKE NEVER BEFORE

The Display Commander lets you dial in your world, allowing you to control key functions through GT-R®'s multi-touch screen [*]. By rotating the dial, or pushing it to the left or right, you can scroll through all menus, and move selections around the screen.

2018 Nissan GT-R performance display U.S. Instrumentation Shown

THE FACE OF PERFORMANCE

The combination meter uses meshing gears as its motif. The tachometer is placed in the centre, with the large-scale gear indicator on the upper right, supporting the driver with immediate readability when driving on the circuit.

2018 Nissan GT-R rear view

PERFORMANCE

MASTERY EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

FROM THE CLEAN ROOM TO THE TEST TRACK

Carefully crafting each part, thinking of the mind, body, and spirit of the customers who will use their products – that is the spirit of the Takumi, a part 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.

2018 Nissan GT-R hand crafted engine

One Man, One Engine
Each Nissan GT-R® engine is hand-assembled by a single technician – and proudly bears a plaque carrying their signature – in a dust- and temperature-controlled clean room much like those used for Formula One racing engines.

2018 Nissan GT-R expert driver testing

Expert Driver
We knew Nissan GT-R® was going to redefine the breed in terms of performance, refinement, and capabilities. So we brought together the AS Class drivers – the top development drivers at Nissan – to create a vehicle that would excel at any racetrack, in any kind of weather, in the hands of any level of driver.

2018 Nissan GT-R road testing

Development
Each of the drivers is assigned to a unique aspect of
Nissan GT-R®'s development. There’s an Autobahn expert, a “Marketability” expert who tests Nissan GT-R®'s real-world poise over bumps, potholes and the like, and the “Ringmeisters” who put the supercar through its paces on the unforgiving Nürburgring.

3.8-L TWIN-TURBO V6

THE HEART OF THE LEGEND

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.

2018 Nissan GT-R Twin-Turbo V6 engine

565-HP VR38 TWIN TURBO ENGINE

An engine designed to answer the demands of a supercar for the 21st century, the VR38 is high-performance, while still being fuel-efficient and conscious of the environment.

IHI INTEGRATED TURBOCHARGER

An IHI turbocharger is mounted on each bank of the engine. By combining the exhaust manifold and turbocharger into a single unit, the intake and exhaust gas flow is optimized. A larger intercooler is installed for more-efficient cooling. To ensure there is no turbo lag as torque rises, high-precision electronic controls are employed.

565 HP

THE PERFECT BLEND OF SIZE AND POWER

CLOSED DECK AND LADDER FRAME STRUCTURE

The cylinder block features a closed deck for strength. For increased 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.

2018 Nissan GT-R 565HP engine

INDEPENDENT INTAKE AND EXHAUST SYSTEM

For higher horsepower and better response than a naturally aspirated engine, each side of the VR38 features it’s own turbocharger, intercooler, and catalyst. By employing an independent intake and exhaust system for each side of the V6, intake air flow is increased and exhaust back-pressure is decreased.

PLASMA COATING BORE

Innovative plasma-sprayed bores are used in each cylinder instead of traditional cast-iron liners. This enhances cooling, reduces friction and weight while maximizing horsepower and increasing fuel-efficiency. Compared to the cast-iron liner, the overall weight decreased by approximately 6.6 lbs.

OIL COOLER WITH THERMOSTAT

For optimal control of engine cooling, the VR38 features a thermostatically controlled oil cooler system. A scavenger pump is employed to help keep oil flowing to the turbochargers, even during the strong lateral Gs experienced on a racecourse.

2018 Nissan GT-R titanium exhaust

HAND-FORMED TITANIUM EXHAUST

GT-R® now offers a standard titanium exhaust. Because titanium is notoriously difficult to work with, each exhaust is hand-built by a master craftsman, and is specifically designed for an individual vehicle – music to any enthusiast’s ears.

PREMIUM MIDSHIP PLATFORM

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

In another break with convention, Nissan GT-R®'s Premium Midship Platform places the engine further 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.
2018 Nissan GT-R All-Wheel Drive system
2018 Nissan GT-R paddle shifters

It Shifts The World Of Transmissions In Just 0.15 Seconds
The longer a shift takes, the less time power is being put to the ground. So for maximum acceleration, the GT-R®'s paddle-shifted 6-speed 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.

2018 Nissan GT-R dry sump lubrication system

Dry Sump Lubrication System
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.

2018 Nissan GT-R dual-clutch system

Two Clutches. No Clutch Pedal.
The Nissan GT-R's 6-speed dual-clutch transmission shifts incredibly quick. 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. So even though your left leg may not get much exercise, you’ll have tremendous fun shifting the GT-R®.

2018 Nissan GT-R multi-material body construction

Multi-Material Body Structure
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 lightweight carbon composite containing aluminum honeycomb.

AERODYNAMICS

A SUPERCAR THAT SCULPTS THE WIND

Relentless tuning of the GT-R®'s aerodynamics maintains its incredibly clean Coefficient of Drag to a super-slippery 0.26, yet provides consistent downforce. While you see a substantial, powerful supercar, to the wind, it punches through the air like a lo-slung, mid-engine supercar. Pure aerodynamic alchemy.
2018 Nissan GT-R aerodynamics
2018 Nissan GT-R front fascia details

IT STAYS WITHIN THE LINES

Look closely and you can see the obsession. A re-imagined front fascia directs airflow around the front wheel wells to reduce drag. Side sills have been contoured to prevent air from being drawn under the vehicle. A reshaped C-pillar that cleans the airflow around the upper part of the body, and a redesigned rear fascia that helps reduce drag and pulls cooling air around the exhaust.

2018 Nissan GT-R underbody protection

IT BREAKS ALL THE RULES

The average car has exposed working gear under the car, 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® stick to the road.

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

ANYWHERE. ANYTIME.

When most supercars stay in the garage or make a hasty retreat from the less-than-ideal conditions, 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.
2018 Nissan GT-R AWD track performance

PERFORMANCE WITH A BIAS

Instead of the traditional 50/50 torque split between front and rear axles, the electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive system provides 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.

2018 Nissan GT-R VDC

SUSPENSION/BRAKING/WHEELS/TIRES

THE REAL SECRET OF SPEED

While horsepower and torque are important, awe-inspiring braking power and handling are the real secrets to rapid progress.
2018 Nissan GT-R suspension
2018 Nissan GT-R shock absorber

SHOCK ABSORBER
A special Blistein® 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.

2018 Nissan GT-R monoblock calipers

MONOBLOCK CALIPERS
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.

2018 Nissan GT-R floating disk rotors

FLOATING DISC ROTORS
Along with cross-drilled 15.4" front/15.0" rear rotors to help keep the Nissan GT-R®'s brakes cool, you'll find ingenious diamond-shaped ventilation ribs to pull away heat. 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.

2018 Nissan GT-R wheels

WHEELS
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 premium dark (near black) finish, which provides a high-quality, high-performance look.

2018 Nissan GT-R tires

TIRES
Obsessive detail also shows up in the design of the
GT-R®'s Dunlop® SP Sport Maxx® GT 600 DSST CTT high-performance run-flat tires. A tiny block is added to one of the treads to combat tread squirm, and help give a more confident and precise feel at the steering wheel.

SETUP SWITCHES

MASTERY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

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.
2018 Nissan GT-R setup switches U.S. Instrumentation Shown
2018 Nissan GT-R R-Mode

R-MODE
R-Mode is for maximum performance. It sets the transmission for the quickest shifts and adjusts the suspension, shocks, and VDC for high-performance handling.

2018 Nissan GT-R Normal Mode

NORMAL MODE
For daily driving, choose Normal Mode, which sets the transmission, suspension, and VDC for a smooth, refined ride.

2018 Nissan GT-R Special Mode

SPECIAL MODES
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.

2018 Nissan GT-R leather dashboard U.S. Model Shown

INFORMATION

TRAVELLING AT THE SPEED OF GT-R®

Once again, GT-R® rethinks the way the driver receives information. Multiple, easily accessed screens are an innovative way the driver can get immediate feedback to key performance parameters. The result is engaging and informative – providing quick readability combined with the flexibility of multiple customizable displays.
2018 Nissan GT-R boost monitor control

Custom View 1
Keep an eye on the engine viewing turbo boost, oil temperature, and pressure.

2018 Nissan GT-R throttle position view

Custom View 2
Feel the force. Monitor Acceleration Gs, turbo boost, and throttle position.

2018 Nissan GT-R fuel economy view

Custom View 3
Go the distance. Keep track of current and historical fuel economy as well as range.

2018 Nissan GT-R oil pressure view

Custom View 4
Ideal for heavy-duty driving. Monitor coolant, oil, and transmission fluid temperatures.

2018 Nissan GT-R brake pedal usage view

Custom View 5
Keep tab of chassis dynamics, including cornering and overall Gs, and brake pedal usage.

2018 Nissan GT-R track time view

FACTORY-PRESET STOPWATCH
Activated by steering-wheel controls, so you keep your hands on the wheel. You can even store your track times on a flash drive using the USB port in the centre console.
U.S. Instrumentation Shown

TECHNOLOGY

WIRED TO PERFORM

Featuring a multitude of technologies that are as expertly crafted as your Nissan GT-R®.
2018 Nissan GT-R Navigation U.S. Instrumentation Shown
2017 Nissan GT-R Bilistein Shock Absorber

NissanConnect℠ with Navigation
NissanConnect with Navigation features an 8.0" colour screen that serves up Points of Interests like restaurants, gas stations and ATMs, and guides you to your destination with voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. And thanks to Google® Search online, you can navigate any city like a local with the most up-to-date info

2018 Nissan GT-R Apple Car Play

Apple CarPlayTM
New for 2018, Apple CarPlay™ lets you access certain apps directly through the vehicle’s screen. Siri® comes along, recognizing voice commands and providing personalized music selections, listings, directions,and more. [*].

2018 Nissan GT-R NissanConnect services

NissanConnect Services
NissanConnect Services is a suite of digital alerts and remote access features designed to connect your world to your car. Working through your compatible smartphone, it can provide roadside assistance, help you locate or remotely lock your vehicle, send notifications to your compatible phone, and much more.

2018 Nissan GT-R display commander controls

More Than One Way To Command The Display
In addition to its touch functionality, you can control the 8” touch-screen using the all-new 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.

2018 Nissan GT-R push button ignition

Nissan Intelligent Key®
The Nissan Intelligent Key let you tap a button on the door handle to lock and unlock your Nissan GT-R®, while your keys stay in your pocket or purse. With the standard Push Button Ignition feature, you just get in, push the button and go.

ACTIVE & PASSIVE SOUND ENHANCEMENT

LOSE THE NOISE. NOT THE SOUL.

2018 Nissan GT-R Navigation system

ACOUSTIC WINDSHIELD

To help reduce outside noise, the GT-R® employs a special acoustic windshield that features sound-absorbing technology between the glass layers.

DASH AND INSTRUMENT PANEL

To reduce unwanted sounds from the engine bay, the GT-R® adds an insulator underneath the dashboard and sound-absorbing material behind the instrument panel.

WHEEL WELL AND TRUNK

Road and tire noise is reduced with insulating material above the rear wheel wells, as well as noise-dampening material on the floor of the trunk.

2018 Nissan GT-R titanium exhaust system

Titanium Exhaust with Exhaust Sound Control
There may be time when you’d like to attract less attention to the GT-R®'s potent exhaust note. A control in the cabin closes the valve inside the available titanium exhaust that significantly reduces outside exhaust volume – ideal in crowded or urban settings. 

2018 Nissan GT-R active noise cancellation

Active Noise Cancellation
To enhance your drive, available Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) uses information received from the engine, along with a microphone located in the cabin to identify undesirable engine sounds. The system then reproduces an acoustically opposite signal through the sound system, cancelling much of the unwanted noise, letting you savour the invigorating
sounds of GT-R®'s engine even more.

2018 Nissan GT-R active sound enhancement

Active Sound Enhancement
Available Active Sound Enhancement (ASE) monitors engine speed and vehicle dynamics, and enhances the engine note inside the cabin through the audio system’s speakers.

SAFETY

ULTIMATE CONFIDENCE

The immense power and capability of the Nissan GT-R® comes with a level of safety, control, and convenience features designed to inspire confidence every moment you’re behind the wheel.
2018 Nissan GT-R safety
2018 Nissan GT-R Rearview Monitor

Rearview Monitor
With the RearView Monitor, when you back up, a camera mounted discreetly on the rear of the vehicle helps you see what’s directly behind you.

2018 Nissan GT-R Sonar Sensors

Front and Rear Sonar Sensors
Parking sonar gives you an added ally in your pursuit of parking, with sensors on all four corners looking out for static objects and giving you an audible warning when you’re getting close.

2018 Nissan GT-R zone body construction

Zone Body Construction
Sometimes a collision is unavoidable. But with Nissan’s Zone Body construction, at least it can be safer for everyone on board. This advanced body construction combines impact-absorbing structures with a high-strength cabin, which helps provide protection for you and your passengers.

2018 Nissan GT-R seat belt pretensions

Seat Belt Pretensioners
If your Nissan GT-R® senses a collision may be imminent, it can activate pretensioners to “cinch” up the seat belt to help hold you in place. If a collision does occur, seat belt force limiters can “give” a small amount to help reduce the force of impact.

2018 Nissan GT-R six air bag system

Six Air Bags
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.

2018 Nissan GT-R Vehicle Dynamic Control

Vehicle Dynamic Control
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.

2018 Nissan GT-R Traction Control System

Traction Control System
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.

2018 Nissan GT-R Anti-Lock Brakes

Anti-Lock Braking System
In sudden-braking situations, ABS pumps the brakes quickly to help prevent wheel lockup and help you maintain control.

2018 Nissan GT-R Electronic Brake Force Distribution

Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) monitors weight distribution and adjusts rear brake force to compensate for added weight from passengers or cargo.

Next Steps

2018 Nissan GT-R shown in Blaze Metallic Orange

Build Your GT-R®

Starting MSRP*

$125,600

City/Hwy L/100 km*

14.5/10.7

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