2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Specs

Saturday, July 19th 2014. | Nissan |

2015 Nissan GTR Nismo Side ViewIf there’s such a thing as a supercar for the budget-conscious, the 2015 Nissan GT-R is it. While it’s no longer quite the deal it once was, the $103,000 and up GT-R has the performance chops to pace or even pounce exotic cars such as Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Maseratis that can cost twice as much. Though it wears a mainstream badge, the GT-R is endowed with racecar technology and a phenomenal engine.There’s even an in-car performance meter display that was co-developed by the people who created the Gran Turismo video game franchise. For the 2015 Nissan GT-R, there’s a new GT-R Nismo model. Meant to be the ultimate factory-produced, racetrack-going GT-R, the Nismo benefits from a variety of performance-enhancing upgrades. Nissan upped the V6’s power output to achieve a truly over-the-top 600 hp, while the suspension has been retuned to be even more race-oriented.Nissan also knows that not everybody wants just “more.” And for them, the regular-strength versions of the GT-R are a little more livable this year. Improvements to the GT-R’s suspension, steering and brake hardware were aimed at making it a more comfortable car to drive every day.

What’s New for 2015 ? The 2015 Nissan GT-R lineup gains a new 600-horsepower The new, range-topping NISMO edition, while the base model benefits from a number of suspension, steering, braking and tire design tweaks. Also new are multi-LED headlights and new circular taillight treatment, additional sound insulation and a noise-canceling system are also added to the standard equipment list.2015 models receive Bose Active Noise Cancellation.

Nissan GTR Horsepower Engine

2015 Nissan GTR Nismo EngineNissan GTR Horsepower, The 2015 Nissan GT-R is powered by a turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine is a wonder of technology that packs power most V8s would envy: 545 horsepower and 463 pound-feet of torque in regular GT-R models, and an astounding 600 in the NISMO edition. A six-speed automated manual transmission routes this power to the ground through an advanced all-wheel-drive system.Performance is nothing less than jaw-dropping, with the 0-60-mph sprint taking just 3.1 seconds. This powertrain also achieves respectable fuel economy, with an EPA estimated 19 mpg combined (16 city/23 highway).

The 2015 GT-R Nismo gets an upgraded version of this V6 that puts out 600 hp and 481 lb-ft. Given that the 2015 Nissan GT-R can out-accelerate exotic cars, you may think it houses a massive engine. This isn’t the case. The GT-R actually uses a relatively small 3.8-liter V6. Yet the engine creates an incredible 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque thanks to twin-turbochargers and near-magical feats of engineering that include plasma-sprayed cylinder bores for reduced friction. The NISMO version takes things to another level with 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. With its sequential 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the standard GT-R can rocket from 0-60 mph in less than three seconds. NISMO editions may be able to manage that feat in a warp-like 2.5 seconds.

The 2015 Nissan GT-R lets you select from several ride-compliance, stability-control and transmission-shift program settings, which can transform the car from a high-profile but quite livable urban cruiser into a hard-edged corner-carver that can run with the best-handling cars in the world.

Nissan GTR Interior Exterior

2015 Nissan GTR Nismo CockpitNissan GTR Interior, Even the 2015 GT-R’s cabin is performance-minded. Slide into the driver’s seat and you’ll immediately notice the big red start button located just below the gearshift, between the two front leather-appointed seats. The steering wheel is trimmed in leather, for premium tactility, while the part-aniline leather seats are further embellished with stitched accents. The front console has a trio of switches to select ride and handling settings, and when not showing navigation info and audio displays on its 7-inch screen, the center display relays all manner of data relating to performance, including the torque split between wheels and transmission oil temperature, and the 7-inch touchscreen can bring up info like gear position while underway and also play back a range of performance data including lap times and G-forces generated during aggressive cornering.

The Track Edition regains the two small rear seats previously removed to shed weight, but like other GT-R models, they are better at accommodating cargo than people. The standard front seats also offer surprisingly good comfort for such a performance-focused machine, making the GT-R a reasonable road trip companion. The Black Edition, Track Edition and new Nismo models all get more heavily bolstered front seats better suited to aggressive driving.

Nissan GTR exterior, The 2015 Nissan GT-R maintains its position as one of the most striking supercars in the market. Significant updates to the Nissan GT-R’s lights both enhance the visual impact of the car. Customers looking for added visual impact now have a wider color palette to choose from. At 183.9 inches long, Nissan’s performance coupe isn’t big on paper but has a commanding presence in person. And it’s not all for show. This supercar’s collage of sharp angles, rounded contours and crisp edges give it a 0.26 coefficient of drag that help is slip through the air. Various other bits, such as the GT-R’s enormous front-fender vents, provide front downforce. Staggered-width 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels further aid the GT-R’s stability. Black Edition models stand out with Rays Wheels and a carbon-fiber spoiler, while the Track Edition boasts a carbon-fiber trunklid to reduce weight.

T2015 Nissan GTR Nismo Rear View

he 2015 Nissan GT-R sports new efficient, high-intensity, multi-LED headlights that create a distinctive “lightning” motif, generating a striking exterior visual signature. The new headlights feature AFS (Adaptive Front lighting System) that automatically adapts the angle of the light beam according to the speed of the car. At highway speeds, actuators in the headlight unit adjust the angle of the projectors to project the light further. The four LED units are configured with new intensive LED high beam and three different LED low beams including long-distance-illumination and wide-illumination.

Nissan GTR MPG

The 2015 Nissan GT-R is by no means fuel-efficient, but it’s not as thirsty as some supercars can be.According to the EPA, the GT-R earns 16 miles per gallon city, and 23 miles per gallon highway. It’s still not quite as good as a standard Porsche 911 or Chevy Corvette–they reach up to the upper 20s. But if you can keep your right foot under control, it could possibly be more efficient with its turbo V-6 than a comparable V-8 or V-12 model.

In spirited real-world driving, we actually have kept tabs on our mileage (since you clicked on this section, you probably do want to know). In a 250-mile stint with a 2015 GT-R Premium, we saw nearly 17 mpg over a combination of rapid driving on backroads plus uneven, congested freeway travel.

How Much Is A Nissan GTR

How much is a Nissan GTR ? The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2015 Nissan GT-R starts at $103,365. Black and Track editions add roughly $10,000 to that price. The amount needed to get into a NISMO GT-R is forthcoming. Six figures for a Nissan may seem a big ask, but relative to the exotic cars like Ferraris and Lamborghinis that it can outrun, it’s a bargain supercar. Still, the GT-R’s rising price over the years has been hard to ignore, now more especially so with the new Chevrolet Corvetteon the scene that also offers tremendous performance and good livability with a mid-$50,000 starting price. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 also makes an obscene amount of horsepower – 662 – while starting in the mid-$50,000 range.

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