Nissan GT-R Nismo
The GT-R is not the car for those who just want to watch the countryside slide by. It is involvement. it is an all-encompassing visceral experience, where cost is almost irrelevant.
GT-R is about looks, extreme speed, and brutal handling, that well and truly earn the nick name, “Godzilla”.
There is nothing subtle about the Nissan GT-R. It is an in-your-face racer that doesn’t care what you think about it.
It has been lavished with lashings of exotic materials like carbon fibre, poly carbonate, and dry carbon.
The front & rear bumper, side sills, rear spoiler, and boot lid, are carbon fibre. The bonnet, door skins, and RAYS 20” wheels, are aluminium. The wheels are 10” wide at the front, and 10.5” wide on the rear. That is a whole shedload of rubber.
Air intakes and vents direct air in and around the engine and brakes, and the rear spoiler puts downforce on the rear wheels in high speed cornering. Everything you see has a function, not merely for decoration. However, it doesn’t hurt that it ups the cool-factor tenfold.
Gold coloured Brembo brakes look fantastic set against the black spokes of the wheels.
Front fenders have been widened slightly and give the stance and even more aggressive appearance.
The Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) has dusk sensing LED head lights and DTRLs, with LEDs also used in the tail and brake lights.
The really cool stuff is under the skin, with ultra-rigid construction using high precision, low-tolerance jigs. Even the shock towers are die-cast aluminum for lightweight strength.
The Nissan GT-R may have been around a long time, but it is as cutting edge now as it was when it was first released
The cabin is accessed by the Smart Entry/Start system. You keep the key in your pocket, so you only need to press the button on the door handle to lock and unlock.
Starting is as easy as pressing the START button.
Instruments have a Nismo upgrade,