2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo Review

by Apr 28, 2021GT-R - R350 comments

565 HORSES, STANDARD

GT-R Premium, 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque with 600 hp and 481 lb-ft available.

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE HANDLING

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

A HANDCRAFTED ENGINE

One of five master craftsmen hand-assembles each GT-R power plant.

GT-R 3.8-L twin-turbo V6 engine

The heart of a 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. [*] It’s built with immense strength, from a closed-deck cylinder block to a ladder frame structure for added support. 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.

IHI turbocharger

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.

GT-R midship platform Location

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