A singular supercar, so intuitive anyone can drive it. So capable, it can be driven anytime, anywhere.
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2020 Nissan GT-R Premium Midship Platform
Location, Location, Location
In another break with convention, Nissan GT-R’s Premium Midship Platform places the engine farther 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.
GT-R 3.8-L TWIN-TURBO V6 ENGINE
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.[]
An IHI turbocharger is mounted on each bank of the engine. The exhaust manifolds, inspired by racing technology, have optimised turbo flange attachment points, which allow for easier servicing and potential tuning, without touching the exhaust manifold. To ensure there is no turbo lag as torque rises, high-precision electronic controls are employed. For 2020, a new abradable seal housing derived from our GT3 racing program brings enhanced engine response at lower rpm.
Closed Deck and Ladder Frame Engine Block Design
The cylinder block features a closed deck for strength. For added 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.
Handformed Titanium Exhaust
A titanium exhaust helps ensure proper cooling from the engine’s massive output. Notoriously difficult to work with, each exhaust is hand-built by a master craftsman, and is specifically designed for an individual vehicle. A new "burnished" finish to the exhaust tip gives the perfect look – of a high-performance vehicle that's been enjoyed to the fullest.
GT-R Aerodynamics - Pure Alchemy
A Supercar That Sculpts the Wind
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.
Coefficient of Drag
From a specially shaped front fascia to contoured side sills and extensions at the lower portion of the rear bumper, the GT-R cuts through the air efficiently.
Downforce adds grip and enhances the feeling of control. Reinforcements to the hood, along with the design of the front spoiler and the side sill extensions, prevent air from being drawn under the vehicle, and help the GT-R consistently apply its downforce.
GT-R Breaks All the Rules
The average car has exposed working gear underneath 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 connect to the road, while a duct in the diffuser helps cool the titanium exhaust.
SHIFTING THE WORLD OF TRANSMISSIONS IN JUST 0.15 SECONDS
The longer a shift takes, the less time power is being put to the ground. The GT-R’s 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.
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.
TWO CLUTCHES, NO CLUTCH PEDAL
The Nissan GT-R’s 6-speed dual-clutch transmission shifts incredibly quickly. 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.
GT-R Braking and Handling
Forged Aluminium Wheels
The Nissan GT-R’s rigid forged aluminium 20" wheels, manufactured by RAYS, utilise knurling inside the wheels to help keep the tyres from slipping around the wheels under heavy acceleration or braking. The wheels feature a machined finish, which provides a high-quality, high-performance look.
Monoblock Calipers with Floating Disc Rotors
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 aluminium. 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.
Bilstein Damptronic Shock Absorbers
A special Bilstein DampTronic driver-adjustable shock absorber system utilises multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces and a high level of control for a variety of driving situations.
Multi-material Structural Components
The GT-R’s body gets maximum strength from Carbon Aluminium Die-cast Steel, a combination of carbon fiber, die-cast aluminium and steel.
For structural rigidity, aluminium die-cast door inner panels are employed to decrease the amount of deformation during a crash. Die-cast aluminium 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 a lightweight carbon composite containing aluminium honeycomb.
Advanced All-Wheel Drive For 24/7 Performance
When most supercars stay in the garage or make a hasty retreat, 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 road car.
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 up to 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. []
ON-THE-FLY SET-UP SWITCHES
Customisation 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. []
R-Mode is for maximum performance. It sets the transmission for the quickest shifts and adjusts the suspension, shocks, and Vehicle Dynamic Control for high-performance handling. []
GT-R Normal Mode
For daily driving, choose Normal Mode, which sets the transmission, suspension, and VDC for a smooth, refined ride. []
GT-R 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. []
True Mastery, From Takumi to expert driver
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 – is the spirit of the Takumi, a part of 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.
One man, one engine
Only five master craftsmen in the world are allowed to hand-assemble the GT-R’s engine and affix a plaque carrying their name.
AS Class drivers – the top development drivers at Nissan – help create a vehicle that would excel at any racetrack, in any kind of weather, in the hands of any level of driver.
Drivers are assigned to a unique aspect of Nissan GT-R’s development, including an Autobahn expert, a “Marketability” expert, and “Ringmeisters” who pit the GT-R against the legendary Nürburgring.