Appearing with a much larger body than any European or American sports car, the Japanese icon carried an enormous weight on its shoulders when it finally debuted in 2007 as its predecessor was a legendary automobile
Inside, unlike many sports cars, the Nissan GT-R is well equipped. Cruise control, infotainment system with navigation, media and vehicle setup, multi-function steering wheel, BOSE premium sound system, powered seats and heated seats along with powered accessories were all readily available. On the outside, xenon headlights, keyless entry and 19-inch rims come as standard with 20-inch rims, rear spoiler and reverse camera are optionally available.
As with any vehicle a multitude of trims are available. V-Spec, Alpha A, Black Edition, NISMO, N-ATTACK and VVIP are available. All with their own price tags.
V-Spec trims feature an exclusive lick of Ultimate Black Opal paint, carbon fibre rear spoiler, front grille and brake ducts. Inside, the seat moulds are also crafted from the lightweight material as is the glove box, instrument panel and other interior pieces. This version is only available in the Japan export market.
Black Edition models have 20-inch RAYS rims in each corner along with a carbon fibre spoiler with exclusive red and black leather.
NISMO Editions has identical rims to the Black Edition along with a carbon fibre boot with lightweight moulds visible on the front splitter. NISMO added their own aerodynamic changes with red highlights to clearly mark them. Interior wise, black and red material covers the dashboard and seats. Painted in unique shades including matte grey and fitted with a titanium exhaust system helps shed 17 kilos in overall weight.
N-ATTACK models are NISMO versions that have been further modified to celebrate the brand's lap time of a particular German Track.
In 2011, Godzilla received a facelift that minorly scrunched the front end up which improved cooling for the radiator and front brakes. Moreover, the mechanical parts of the vehicle were enhanced enabling more horsepower to exert from the exhaust pipes. A new rear diffuser is attached to the rear end and inside, quality of the interior is improved. Also, the Japanese brand added new stock features including an upgraded infotainment system, USB ports and iPod connectivity.
Over the years, a single V6 3.8-litre twin turbocharged petrol engine powers all four wheels and is usually rated at over 500 horsepower in base trim with no modifications. Controlling all that power is a 6-speed dual clutch transmission capable of propelling the vehicle to a top speed of 320 km/h and from 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds in base trim. Higher trim packages pack more of a punch with individual ones matching the mighty Bugatti Veyron dipping below 2.9 seconds.
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