Nissan GT-R Review & Ratings: Design, Features, Performance, Specifications ...

Nissan GT-R Review & Ratings

The Nissan GT-R is a two-door sports car first manufactured in the year 2007. The incorporation of Nissan Motor Corporation dates back to 1911, although the company didn’t produce its first car until 1914. By the year 1930s Nissan had become a brand by itself, even though outside of Japan the company was known as Datsun.

The GT-R grew out of Nissan’s Skyline sedan which was first manufactured between 1969 and 1974 and then re-manufactured during1989 to 2002. It’s still considered a very popular high-performance vehicle. Although it’s not carrying the skyline name, the GT-R carries the legacy left behind by Skyline.

The GT-R debuted in 2007 at the Tokyo Motor Show and began taking orders starting December of that year. The car officially debuted in the United States in 2008. The engine and transmission were assembled by hand, limiting global production to just 1,000 units a month. The car has been likened to the robots of the anime series Gundam, which reflects Japanese culture, according to chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura.

The car is a unibody design assembled in the same manner as a racecar. Aluminum makes up a good deal of the body of GT-R, with additional carbon composite to strengthen the frame. The GT-R doesn’t offer the best fuel economy, but this car is hard to beat, in terms of speed and performance. It received a facelift in 2011 and has had a history in road racing. The GT-R has won many awards over the years of its journey and boasted of good sales figures in the United States.


The Nissan GT-R has a base manufacturer list price of $100,000.00 US dollars. Pre-owned cars can be had for a bit less– depending on model year, mileage, and running condition.

Engine Options

The GT-R comes with a standard 3.8Liter VR38DETT twin-turbo V6 engine.

Transmission Options

The car comes with a six-speed semi-automatic dual clutch transmission.

Size and Space Options

The GT-R is a two-passenger sports car with plenty of head and leg room. The trunk space is also reported to be adequate.

Control Panel and Display

Instrumentation is driver-friendly and comes with a lot of bells and whistles– a fuel gauge, tachometer, and speedometer included. The steering wheel has controls for stereo, climate control, and cruise control. The center controls are within easy reach for radio and climate.


Both front seats have eight-way adjustment. Newer cars offer a back seat suitable to children or small adults. Trunk space is also decent for luggage. The cabin is equipped with climate control for passenger comfort.


The car is widely available in most major markets.

Security Systems

The GT-R comes pre-equipped with a standard anti-theft alarm system and remote keyless entry.

Safety Options

Safety features offered by the car include anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, central locking, child seat anchor, three-point seat belts, front and side airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, and automatic headlights.

Interior Options

Interior features of GT-R include climate control, cruise control, DVD entertainment system, stereo with CD player, heated adjustable seats, leather seat trim, lumbar support, power windows and locks, and LCD screen for driver information and navigation system.

Exterior Options

Exterior features of the car has a long list– fog lamps, heated power side mirrors, 20-inch alloy wheels, headlight washers, parking sensors, and metallic paint included.


Available accessories in GT-R include Bluetooth connectivity, floor mats, mud flaps, Bose sound system, fog lamps, 40 GB computer storage, and USB port.


Nissan is known for quality-built automobiles with exceptional materials and the GT-R is no exception.


The GT-R is a high-performance sports car that is sleek and fun to drive.


While the price is high, the car is reliable and will last years with proper maintenance. Plus, it comes loaded with great features. It’s a value for money purchase.

Our Verdict

While the Nissan GT-R is a bit pricey, there are some great features that you can look forward to using. The car is well-built and reliable. It’s not a family car, but fun to drive and high-performance, nonetheless.

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