GTR “The Sports Car”
The GT-R is a sports car produced by the Japanese car manufacturer “Nissan”, which successfully resumes the tradition of the previous Nissan Skyline series. This Supersport continually moves the limits and raises the bar in terms of performance, manageability, design, and quality. Hiroshi Hasegawa is the Chief Designer of this two-door coupe.
The GT-R series model was introduced in 2007 at the Tokyo Motor Show and it started selling in Japan on 6 December 2007. The official launch in the US came 7 months later, on 7 July 2008. Europe was the third consumer market where sales began in March 2009. The significant differences in the launch timing were due to the need to build special GT-R service centers for the car repairs. The engine is located in the front, dual-clutch transmission at the rear, and both units are hand-assembled. For this reason, the production is limited to about 1,000 vehicles per month.
Nissan GT-R is powered by the Nissan VR (engine) VR38DETT 3799 cc (3.8 L) DOHC V6. Two parallel turbochargers, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI), provide fast supercharging. The engine has a power of 404 kW (550 hp) at 6500 rpm and 632 Nm at 3,200-5,800 rpm. The engine will also meet the ULEV California emission standard.
- Engine configuration – 6-cylinder V-engine with DOHC
- Cylinder bore x stroke (mm) – 95.5 x 88.4
- Displacement – 3799 cc
- Compression ratio – 9: 1
- Maximum power – 358 kW (480 hp) at 6,400 rpm
- Maximum torque – 583 Nm at 3,200 – 5,800 rpm
- Fuel Injection – NISSAN EGI (ECCS) Electronic Fuel Injection
- Fuel tank volume – 74 L
- Transmission – GR6 Dual Clutch Transmission
- Gear ratio – 3.7:1
- ATTESA-ETS all-wheel drive
The vehicle itself has undergone a total of three modifications to date.
The first facelift was introduced in 2011, including a new front and rear bumper, daytime lights, a carbon chassis spoiler, minor interior modifications, and new aluminum discs. The engine power was modified to 395kW (530 hp) with a maximum torque of 607Nm at 3200 – 5800 rpm. The 2014 model comes with innovative LED front lights, and the rear headlights have a new design. Again, the engine power was boosted to a remarkable 404kW (550hp), with a maximum torque of 632Nm. The gearbox was also upgraded. The biggest change was done on the vehicle in 2017 when the front and rear of the vehicle were re-modeled, and the body sills and aluminum discs also received a new design. The most noticeable changes were made to the interior which boasted a re-modeled dashboard, steering wheel, and controls. The engine already had a power output of 419kW (570hp) with a torque of 637Nm