The New 2021 Nissan GT-R
565 Horses, Standard
GT-R Premium, 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque with 600 hp and 481 lb-ft available.
An IHI turbocharger is mounted on each bank of the engine. The exhaust manifolds, inspired by racing technology, have optimized 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. An abradable seal housing derived from our GT3 racing program brings enhanced engine response at lower rpm.
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 “burnished” finish to the exhaust tip gives the perfect look – of a high-performance vehicle that’s been enjoyed to the fullest.
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 an independent rear transaxle in an All-Wheel Drive vehicle.
2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo
The ultimate GT-R experience can be found in the 2021 GT-R NISMO with its 600-hp engine and advanced performance and aerodynamics.
Coefficient of drag
Careful attention to the shape of the front fascia, C-pillar, and extensions at the lower portion of the rear bumper allows the GT-R to cut through the air efficiently.
Downforce adds grip and enhances the feeling of control. By reinforcing the hood and fine-tuning the design of the front spoiler and side sill extensions, air is prevented from being drawn under the vehicle, helping the GT-R consistently apply 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.
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.
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.
Forged aluminum 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 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 in an all-out competition machine. For extreme rigidity with light weight, the caliper is machined from a single one-piece “monoblock” of aluminum.
Bilstein® Damptronic® shock absorbers
A special Bilstein® 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.
Multi-Material structural components
The GT-R 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 help decrease the amount of deformation during a crash. For added structural rigidity, the suspension’s strut tower bar is made of a lightweight carbon composite.
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.
One man, one engine
Only five master craftsmen in the world – known as Takumi – are allowed to hand-assemble the GT-R’s engine and a 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.
Interior & Connectivity
Customize Your Ride
Monitor G forces, boost power, chassis dynamics and more on the programmable multi-function display.
Apps and more
The 8" touch-screen lets you stay connected by controlling and accessing all of the information and entertainment features of the GT-R.
Use the GT-R’s Bluetooth® to make a phone call with your compatible mobile device using only your voice.
Music and driving
What would an epic GT-R drive be without the ability the create your own soundtrack? Use one of two USB ports to connect your favorite music player.
Apple CarPlay® integration
People to see? Places to be? Just ask Siri®. Equipped with Siri® voice control, Apple CarPlay® brings on board your contacts, favorite messaging apps, Apple Music® playlists, Apple Maps, and more. Simply plug in your compatible iPhone® and go.
The RearView Monitor helps you see what’s directly behind you. Sonar sensors on all four corners look out for static objects. When you’re getting close to a detected object, it will let you know with an audible warning.
More than one way to command the display
In addition to its touch functionality, you can control the 8” touch-screen using the 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.
Nissan Navigation System
Navigate any city like a local with an 8” color multi-touch screen, with 3D map view for select cities, voice recognition, and easy-to-read graphics.
Use the NissanConnect Services app on your compatible smartphone to locate and start your vehicle, flash your lights, or sound the horn to find it faster – all from virtually anywhere.
Accidents happen. In the Nissan GT-R, preparedness is paramount. Automatic Collision Notification calls for help if your air bags deploy. And if you need help, an Emergency Call is one touch away.
Keep tabs on your GT-R - even when you’re not behind the wheel. You can set a radius, speed limit, or a curfew to get a notification when someone driving your vehicle goes too far, too fast or runs too late.
Search for destinations by voice and watch the results get sent straight to your Nissan Navigation System. More than one place to go? We can send a route with up to four waypoints and a destination directly to your GT-R.
NissanConnect® Services skill for Amazon Alexa
Using the NissanConnect® Services Skill for Amazon Alexa, you can lock and unlock your doors, turn customizable alerts like boundary alert and speed alert on and off, even flash your lights – all with the sound of your voice.
NissanConnect® Action on Google
Nissan GT-R lets you access NissanConnect Services with Google Assistant. Just say, “Hey Google, talk to NissanConnect Services” on a compatible smartphone and you’ll be able to lock and unlock your doors, flash your lights, and more.
Vital engine information
Set up a custom view to keep an eye on the engine viewing turbo boost, oil temperature, and pressure.
Monitor acceleration Gs, turbo boost, and throttle position.
Keep track of current and historical fuel economy as well as range.
Temperature and pressure
Ideal for heavy-duty driving. Monitor coolant, oil, and transmission fluid temperatures.
Keep track of chassis dynamics, including cornering and overall Gs, and brake pedal usage.
The factory preset stopwatch is activated by steering wheel controls so you can keep your hands on the wheel.
Take the interior to the next level
Available semi-aniline leather interior appointments, along with double stitching on the seats, are a tactile and visual feast.
Designed exclusively for the GT-R, the 11-speaker Bose Premium Audio System features dual woofers between the rear seats, employing the trunk as a giant bass enclosure.
Safety & Driver Assist
Advanced Air Bags
In the event of a collision, advanced air bags and a variety of sensors work together to help protect you.
Zone Body Construction
This advanced body construction combines impact-absorbing structures with a high-strength cabin, which helps provide protection for you and your passengers.
6 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.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
When it comes to being in the know, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) takes away the guesswork, by giving you real-time tire pressure information.
Vehicle Dynamic Control
Advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system not only helps you maintain your steering 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.
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 to both regain grip and maintain control.
Anti-Lock Braking System
In sudden-braking situations, ABS pumps the brakes quickly to help prevent wheel lockup and help you maintain control.
To enhance visibility, the super-wide beam expands illumination toward the sides of the car. The headlights feature four LED units to create an extremely natural light, replicating daylight.
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.