When I say “Nissan Sports Car,” most people think of one specific car—the Nissan GT-R. Today I want to take a look at what makes this car so great in the eyes of so many car enthusiasts.
1. Elite Assembly
The GT-R is assembled by hand in Kaminokawa, Tochigi, Japan. It is said that there are only four living engineers in the world who are permitted to put together a Nissan GT-R. Because of this careful production, only about 1,000 GT-Rs can be completed per month.
2. Perfect Weighting
Engineers were careful to weight the front and back of the car equally, which improves traction and handling.
3. Gas Mileage
I bet you didn’t expect to see this one on the list! The gas mileage of this impressive car is actually pretty good, considering the power of its engine. In the city, it gets 16 miles per gallon, and on the highway, it gets 23.
4. Stellar Speeds
The GT-R can reach 193 miles per hour. Not only that, but it can reach those speeds fast. Of all the four-seat production cars in the world, it is the fastest zero-to-sixty accelerator with an acceleration speed of only 2.8 seconds.
5. Shifty Gearbox
That’s shifty in a good way. These gears can shift as fast as a Ferrari Enzo’s. What sets the GT-R’s gear box apart is that it can be tweaked to shift more smoothly or dramatically, according to the driver’s preference.
6. Sweet Nickname
Industry experts and car enthusiasts alike have dubbed the GT-R “Godzilla.” It has also been compared to the giant robots in the anime series Gundam. Does it get any cooler than that?
7. Adjustable Suspension
The suspension can be adjusted to three different modes, depending on the driving conditions. R mode creates a flatter body and a more solid ride. Sport and Comfort modes absorb bumps in the road better, giving the driver a smoother ride.
The GT-R drives well in bad weather. Specifically, the 4-wheel drive and the independent torque vectoring system combine to make a vehicle that performs well in snow and ice. The wheel system also offers excellent traction.
9. Tough Tires
The GT-R’s tyres are specifically designed to be able to withstand punctures when the car is going upwards of 120 mph. The tyres are also made more durable by being inflated with Nitrogen rather than compressed air.
This car keeps getting better. The 2017 model is getting improvements inside and out. Some of the upgrades include a better cooling system, higher boost pressure, new suspension and tyres, and a redesigned center console.
11.A Bright Future
What might the future hold for the Nissan GT-R? Think about it. Nissan has already created the fastest accelerating four-seat production car with extremely tough tires, ideal weighting, and decent gas mileage. At this point, Nissan is only limited by its own imagination. The future of the GT-R depends on what the designers decide to focus on. Personally, I hope they continue to focus on the engine.
So, there you have it: a quick run-down of the most important things to know about the beloved Nissan GT-R. A know a few people who own GT-Rs, and they all say that it is the best car they have ever driven. Frankly, I believe it. If a driver is interested in power and speed, the GT-R delivers. Then again, it also delivers for those drivers who are interested gas mileage, handling, or suspension adjustments. This versatile car can even appeal to drivers looking for a good vehicle to drive in the snow.