nissan GT-R NIsmo

Nissan GT-R NISMO The Meanest GT-R of Them All


 Nissan GT-R NISMO packs 22kW and 20Nm than other models in the GT-R range, is more focussed and can be yours for a cool $299,000

The 2017 Nissan GT-R range has a new flagship, in the form of the new Nissan GT-R NISMO. Tuned by Nissan’s high performance division, NISMO – NISMO is a combination of the words Nissan and Motorsport – the GT-R NISMO has more power, race tuned suspension and chassis, a special exhaust system and a unique body kit and interior.

Power is important in any supercar, and the GT-R NISMO has plenty of that. The 3.8 lire twin turbo V6 chucks out a mammoth 441kW @ 6,800rpm and 652 Nm of torque from between 3,600 to 5,600rpm, 22kW and 20Nm more than other models in the GT-R range.

However, like other models in the GT-R range, the GT-R NISMO engine is handcrafted in a specially sealed lab, and its makers have used special NISMO turbos to help give the GT-R NISMO that extra dollop of oomph.

That V6 is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission which can engage in race-car quick shifts. There’s also a special titanium exhaust to save weight and Nissan says it produces a unique sound.

Average combined fuel consumption is 11.7 litres per 100 kilometres.

Handling and road manners have been improved with a bespoke independent transaxle all-wheel drive, which manages weight distribution, and the rear-biased system can toque split between front and rear based on speed, acceleration, steering angles, road surface and yaw rate.

The GT-R NISMO has also been fitted with custom-designed Bilstein DampTronic springs and dampers, that allow the driver to choose from Comfort, Normal and R modes.

All that speed is kept in check by Brembo brakes and grip is provided in the way of 20 inch 6 spoke RAYS forged light weight wheels, which are wrapped in tailor-made Bridgestone tyres.

Body rigidity has been boosted by using adhesive bonding along with spot welding.

The unique body kit re-directs air to improve airflow reducing the drag coefficient to Cd 0.26. The rear spoiler is handmade from carbon fibre.

You can have the GT-R NISMO in either Jet Black, Solid Red, Pearl White or Super Silver.

Inside, there’s Alcantra covered RECARO seats, there’s Alcantara on the steering wheel, the NISMO tacho is red, as is the stitching on the seats, console and steering wheel.

Should you wish to hurtle your GT-R NISMO around a track, the PlayStation-inspired digital display will record your track times, acceleration, braking and you can even record and playback your track performances.

There’s even an app for your smartphone called NissanConnect NISMO that logs data.

Interior luxuries include a BOSE stereo, sat nav and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Nissan GT-R NISMO is the first NISMO model to arrive in Australia, but Nissan has said there will be more.

An overview of the 2017 Nissan GT-R range is below:


2017 Nissan GT-R – Australian Pricing
GT-R Premium Edition $189,000
GT-R Premium Edition with Luxury Trim $195,000
GT-R Track Edition Engineered By NISMO $227,000
GT-R NISMO $299,000


All prices are exclusive of government charges and on road costs.

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