New 2016 Nissan GT-R Model Info Los Angeles

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2016 Nissan GT-R

More Than Just Muscle - Performance Artist

2016 GT-R Performance

Unconventional Wisdom

3.8-liter Twin-turbocharged V6 Engine

Press the accelerator and you feel more than raw power. The 545-hp twin-turbo V6 has massive strength, but it's highly refined, even earning a ULEV-II emissions rating. Rather than traditional cast-iron liners, each cylinder features a unique plasma coating with an independent intake system for each bank of cylinders. The powerful twin turbo takes advantage of a Premium Midship (PM) design for balance, where much of the engine sits back in the chassis. Uniquely brilliant, built to perform.

Premium Midship Platform

By using a powerful twin-turbo V6 rather than a larger and heavier V8 or V12, the Nissan GT-R exploits its PM design for ultimate balance. In the PM design, much of the engine sits well back in the chassis behind the front axle-for crisper turn-in, quick steering response and overall balance. The lighter, more compact engine also pays dividends in performance and other interior room.

Born On The Race Track

Handcrafted Engine

Every GT-R engine is hand-assembled by a single technician - one of only eight allowed the honor - in a dust-free, temperature-controlled clean room. Once complete, the engine is tested. It goes through 44 minutes of bench testing and break in, where the engine is redlined for 10 solid minutes. When the entire GT-R is built, it is put through its paces on the Tochigi Test track.

Master Driver

From the beginning, we knew GT-R was going to redefine the breed in terms of performance, refinement and capabilities. So we brought together the AS Class drivers-the top development drivers at Nissan-to create a vehicle that would excel not just at one racetrack, in one kind of weather, or when driven by one master driver: this supercar would have to be for "anytime, anywhere," and be as rewarding to a novice enthusiast as it would to a veteran racer.

Street Wise

Suspension
Handling duties are managed by a sophisticated 4-wheel independent suspension system mounted to high-precision 6-point front and rear subframes. A special Bilstein® DampTronic® driver-adjustable shock absorber system utilizes multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces and a high level of control for a variety of driving situations.

ATTESA E-TS All-Wheel Drive
Instead of the traditional 50/50 torque split between front and rear axles, the electronically controlled All-Wheel Drive system provides nearly all of the available torque to the rear wheels, and can send up to 50% of torque to the front wheels. This provides the steering feel and response of a rear-wheel vehicle, while giving the added confidence that only AWD can offer.

Unconventional Power

Dual Clutch 6-speed Transmission

Two clutches, no clutch pedal. The GT-R 6-speed sequential dual-clutch transmission shifts as quickly as 0.15 seconds when in R-Mode. Inside are separate clutches for the odd and even gears. When in an odd-numbered gear, the adjacent even-numbered gear is "pre-selected," ready to make the shift immediately. Then, to achieve ideal front-to-rear weight distribution, the GT-R clutches, transmission and transfer case are mounted in the rear of the chassis, creating the world's first independent rear transaxle for an All-Wheel Drive vehicle.

Nissan/Brembo Braking System

To complement its incredible horsepower and torque, the GT-R features awe-inspiring braking power. The brakes feature 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers for stronger, more equal clamping power - something you'd expect to see on an all-out competition machine. For extreme rigidity with light weight, the caliper is machined from a single one-piece "monoblock" of aluminum.

Nissan GT-R Exterior

Making Performance Out Of Thin Air

Aerodynamics

That big spoiler and all those scoops and vents aren't just there to look cool- they're all doing something. The spoiler is creating downforce. Those ridges on the air dam and vents on the back bumper are managing airflow towards the rear. The vents behind the front fenders are cooling the brakes and creating more downforce, and the scoops on the hood and the signature grille are cooling the engine.

Performance Artist

Multi-LED Headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System

Efficient, daylight-spectrum, multi-LED headlights create a distinctive "lightning" motif. But these four LED units do more than look the part. They adjust their illumination pattern based on vehicle speed, and cast a super-wide beam to enhance visibility, especially when cornering.

Hybrid
Body Structure

To provide a rigid platform, Nissan engineers pioneered a unique hybrid body using high-strength steel, die-cast aluminum, carbon fiber and composite materials.

Hybrid
Body Structure

Unique to the optional Super Silver paint color is its extensive hand-polishing between each coat - performed under three different light sources, to reveal any imperfections.