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.
Introducing The 2023 Nissan GT-R
The heart of a legend
Two clutches, no clutch pedal
The Nissan GT-R's six-speed, dual-clutch transmission employs separate clutches for the odd-numbered gears (1st, 3rd, 5th) and the even-numbered gears (2nd, 4th, 6th). When the car is in an odd-numbered gear, the adjacent even-numbered gear is "preselected" and readied to make the next shift immediately.
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.
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.