Hand-assembled by one of five master craftsmen, GT-R Premium offers 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque.

    The feel and response of rear-wheel drive with the confidence of AWD.

    Massive stopping power comes from six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers. [[1523]]


The heart of a legend

Nissan challenged convention at every point in the GT-R’s development. Instead of a large, heavy, constantly thirsty engine, the Nissan GT-R is powered by a precision-engineered, twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6, which produces a monstrous 565 hp and an equally immense 467 lb-ft of torque. It’s also built with strength in mind – from a closed-deck cylinder block to a ladder frame structure – for added support. 


Shifting how people drive

The longer a shift takes, the less time power is being put to the ground. The GT-R’s sequential, six-speed dual-clutch transmission can snap off lightning-quick gear changes when in R-Mode.

Engineering and Standards

The masters behind the masterpiece

Nissan GT-R view of engine being assembled.

One engineer, one engine

Each GT-R bears a badge of honour. With a mere five in existence, the Takumi – master craftsmen of the highest order – are the only people on Earth who are allowed to hand-assemble GT-R engines. Fittingly, each GT-R is affixed with a plaque carrying its Takumi's name.

Nissan GT-R interior view showing racing driver on racetrack.

Pressure-tested by our best drivers

AS Class drivers — the top development drivers at Nissan — help create a vehicle that will excel on the road as well as the racetrack. Drivers include an Autobahn expert, a “Marketability” expert and a “Ringmeister” who tests the GT-R at the legendary Nürburgring. [[2204]]

All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Dynamic driving for all seasons

While most sports cars stay in the garage or make a hasty retreat during winter, the Nissan GT-R powers through with ATTESA ET-S®: one of the most advanced All-Wheel Drive and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) systems ever used in a production vehicle. [[2036]][[2090]]

Nissan GT-R driving around a curve in the snow.

Handles like nothing else

Instead of the traditional 50/50 torque split between front and rear axles, the electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive system sends up to 100% of available torque to the rear wheels, but can also 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. [[2036]][[2090]]

Performance Switches

Dimensions of driving

GT-R’s easy-to-use 3-mode system is always ready. Three switches allow for on-the-fly adjustments of specific performance parameters for the transmission, suspension and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system. [[2090]]

Chassis and Handling

The pursuit of precision

In another break with convention, Nissan GT-R’s Premium Midship platform places the engine farther back in the chassis for enhanced handling. This unique layout also mounts the transmission with the transfer case in the rear of the GT-R, creating an independent rear transaxle in an All-Wheel Drive vehicle.

Nissan GT-R side view cutaway to show midship engine and chassis.

The 2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO®

The ultimate GT-R experience can be found in the 2023 GT-R NISMO® with its 600-hp engine and advanced performance and aerodynamics.

2023 Nissan GT-R in white, seen from above.

Performance Components

The driver is in the details

From the very frame on up, every aspect of the GT-R has been designed, scrutinized and crafted to deliver unparalleled performance. One press of the accelerator or turn of the wheel is all it takes to realize you're driving something very different, and very special.


Sculpt the wind

Relentless tuning has given the GT-R’s aerodynamics an incredibly clean drag coefficient of just 0.26 Cd. While you see a substantial, powerful sports car, it punches through the air like a low-slung, mid-engine supercar.

Nissan GT-R showing aerodynamics of low drag.
Nissan GT-R showing aerodynamics of covered underbody.

Exceptional from every angle

The average car has exposed working gears underneath — where the wind whips around — creating lift and slowing you down. But the Nissan GT-R isn’t an average car. Its underbody is covered by composite panels, giving it a flat, aerodynamic surface. At the front of the car, this flat underbody is accelerating the air and channeling it over the brakes, cooling them down. At the rear of the car, a carbon-fibre diffuser takes that accelerated air and slows it down, creating a vacuum effect that helps GT-R connect to the road, while a duct in the diffuser helps cool the titanium exhaust.