Here’s Why You Will Love The New 2015 Nissan GT-R
Updated February 2, 2015
Nissan is no stranger to launching new models that raise eyebrows and turn heads! I know that some of their car models are somewhat quirky (remember the Nissan Figaro from the 1990s?).
But the Japanese car manufacturer is also known for introducing some absolute monsters! One such example is the 2015 Nissan GT-R sports car. The company recently celebrated its 80th birthday. And it did so in style by launching the much-welcomed GT-R model.
In today’s blog post, I will share with you the specs and features of the Nissan GT-R sports car. I will also share the reasons why Nissan wants you to ditch your car and head to the nearest dealership to order the new GT-R!
What is the Nissan GT-R?
Have you been living under a rock for most of your life? If not, you will doubtless be aware that the Nissan GT-R is the Japanese firm’s contribution to the supercar industry. It has close ties to the Skyline family of cars, although it is no longer called a Skyline.
The model as we know it was first unveiled back in 2007. But the original Skyline GT-R first got unveiled in the late 1960s.
So what is it about the new 2015 Nissan GT-R that makes people drool over these magnificent Japanese supercars? Let’s run through the car’s specifications and features to find out!
Under the hood
The 2015 Nissan GT-R has a VR38DETT engine under the hood. In essence, it is a 3.8-liter V6 motor that uses twin turbochargers to give it 545 brake horsepower! A six-speed dual-clutch transmission allows drivers to use the car as a manual or automatic.
Nissan claims that each of these engines gets built by hand in a clean room that would give the best hospitals in the world a run for their money! Hand assembly ensures that everything gets tested well during the quality control process. That means any issues are quicker to identify than if a robot built each engine.
Something I find quite interesting is that Nissan uses an “independent rear transaxle AWD system.”
The gearbox, transfer case and final drive are all placed at the back of the car without using “traditional torque tubes.” According to Nissan, doing so allows the suspension to be independent.
Cylinder head bores are plasma-sprayed. That means the engine will not suffer from excess friction. It also means that the bores weigh less and are better to cool. As a result, engine performance and efficiency gets increased.
The AWD system gets controlled by electronics so that you can be sure of a smooth ride according to road or track conditions. And to ensure that the motor is well-lubricated, the 2015 Nissan GT-R uses a wet and dry oil sump system.
Each engine gets built in Nissan’s Yokohama factory. While the cars themselves get built at a place called Tochigi, both of which are in Japan (as you might have guessed).
You need to use premium unleaded gas in the 2015 Nissan GT-R, which is 93 octane in the United States. Octane ratings for premium unleaded gas are higher in some parts of the world such as Europe.
When you drive a powerful supercar such as the 545 brake horsepower Nissan GT-R, you need to be sure that you can stop it when you need to! The good news is that Nissan have spared no expense at including decent stopping power as standard.
- The front brakes consist of a set of 15.35-inch Brembo cross-drilled rotors. And the rear brakes feature 15.0-inch versions;
- These rotors are two-piece models;
- The front rotors use six-piston calipers, while four-piston calipers take care of the rears.
Wheels and boots
When you have a decent brake setup like on the GT-R, you need to make sure that you drive around on wheels that complement those stoppers!
Nissan fit 20-inch six-spoke RAYS alloy wheels to the GT-R. The “Black Edition” models have a black finish to them. Wrapped around these awesome wheels are a set of Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT ultra high-performance run-flat tires.
When you take delivery of your new Nissan GT-R, the dealer will tell you that the tires get filled with nitrogen rather than air. Racing cars use nitrogen in their tires to prevent buildup of moisture.
It’s likely that you will take part in track events with your new pride and joy, so you have to make sure that you have the best chance of winning. Tires filled with nitrogen help you to do that!
The front tires are 255/40ZRF20, and the rears are 285/35ZRF20.
Inside the car
The Premium Interior Package includes hand-stitched, semi-aniline leather-appointed front seats. They are bucket seats, as you can doubtless tell from the interior photograph above.
As you would expect from a Nissan supercar, the interior is well-designed. All controls and features are within easy reach from the driver’s seat. The multi-function steering wheel also has paddle shifters behind it.
When the weather is cold outside, the heated Recaro front seats will warm you up in no time! Other interior features include a carbon-fiber interior trim. You can also choose from three different color themes for your interior.
What I love the most about the 2015 Nissan GT-R’s interior is the dashboard! As you can see from the photo, the carbon-fiber dials and design give the car a mix of classic styling and modern functionality.
The center console of the car reveals an amazing infotainment system. It features a multi-function display which offers a plethora of technical statistics related to the performance of the car.
It also has built-in satellite navigation and an 11-speaker Bose audio system. Other features include Bluetooth functionality, iPod connectivity and DVD video playback. Let’s face it; there aren’t many cars that come pimped out of the factory like the 2015 Nissan GT-R!
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