Nissan Announces New Nissan GT-R
TOKYO (Oct. 24, 2007) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced the launch of
the Nissan GT-R, a new multi-dimensional performance machine that lives up to
the concept of an ultimate supercar for anyone, anywhere, at anytime. The
Nissan GT-R features a newly developed Premium Midship package, including the
world's first independent transaxle 4WD developed independently by Nissan. The
Nissan GT-R will be available in Japan mainly through Nissan High Performance
Centers nationwide from December 6th.
The Nissan GT-R was developed with a new understanding and appreciation of the
Earth's natural forces gravity, inertial force and aerodynamics and
translates those forces into a completely new design, maximizing tire grip and
Basic vehicle dynamics and integration with the driver have also been
examined, resulting in new componentry and creating a Human-Machine Interface
(HMI) never seen before in the marketplace. All of these theories have been
integrated to balance 'speed and efficiency, high-output with environmental
consideration and high performance and safety.
Taking these factors into account, Nissan created the all-new Nissan GT-R,
which offers advanced high performance for secure and enjoyable driving by
minimizing the effects of climatic, road condition or driving technique
limitations. The Nissan GT-R offers ultimate performance for virtually every
driving situation whether it be the Nurburgring circuit, to snow, rain or
urban areas all manageable by the GT-R driver through advanced technology and
The Nissan GT-R's unique characteristics are instilled not just in the
vehicle's design, but also through a specialized production process. Carbon
fiber, aluminum and steel components are assembled with a special high-precision
process, which includes a series of vibration tests. Engines and transmissions
are assembled by a single craftsman in a clean room environment and upon
completion, every GT-R undergoes a battery of comprehensive tests to ensure the
proper operation of all vehicle components.
To properly support the all-new GT-R, Nissan has established special Nissan
High Performance Centers, where all certified advisors and technicians have
received extensive training. Total support for the GT-R owner is offered for
the first three years of ownership, including measurement and adjustment of the
engine, transmission and wheel alignment after the first 1000 km, and again
every 12 months, free of charge.
Packaging and Driveline Suited for a Supercar
The all-new Nissan GT-R uses a Premium Midship package, an all-new, more
advanced version Front Midship (FM) package utilized on other Nissan vehicles.
This new package enables the use of the world's first application of an
independent transaxle 4WD system. The transaxle's layout places the dual-clutch
transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle (instead
of the usual front location), which enables vehicle weight to be evenly
distributed throughout the car. This gives the Nissan GT-R a superb
front-to-rear weight balance, while enhancing leg and foot space and allowing
for an optimal pedal layout.
Under the hood, the Nissan GT-R features an all-new 3.8-litre twin turbo V6
VR38 engine, featuring plasma-sprayed bores and a special twin-turbo exhaust
manifold system. A secondary air management system enables the newly designed
powerplant to provide approximately 40kg/m of torque during ordinary low-rev
driving, which gives an optimum air-fuel ratio for around-town efficiency and
helps the Nissan GT-R meet ultra-low emission vehicle (U-LEV) standards in
The Nissan GT-R's new engine produces 480PS (353kW) at 6400rpm and maximum
torque of 60kgm (588Nm) from 3200 to 5200rpm. Putting the power to the ground
is an all-new GR6-type dual clutch transmission, with paddle shifting and a Borg
Warner six-plate dual clutch for direct control.
Suspension duties are handled through a special Bilstein DampTronic*1 system,
which utilizes all pertinent vehicle information to provide appropriate damping
forces for all situations and helps maintain a high level of control for
straight-line driving, cornering, and braking.
Braking is essential for a daily-driven supercar and the GT-R features large
Brembo full-floating drilled rotors, low steel high stiffness brake pads and
Brembo mono block six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, which in
combination minimize fade and provide stable braking. Run-flat tires,
exclusively designed for use on the Nissan GT-R, balance high grip and
all-weather capabilities and a comfortable ride in all driving situations. The
tires are designed to maintain structure for 80km of travel at 80 km/h, while
still providing an acceptable level of performance.
High-Performance Safety and Environmental Technologies
The Nissan GT-R offers a long list of safety and environmental features,
including, for enhanced visibility inside and out of the vehicle, high-mounted
LED stoplamps, bright LED rear combination taillights, 'super wide beam
headlights, heated door mirrors and flat-blade wipers.
Standard safety equipment includes a pop-up engine hood system for enhanced
pedestrian safety, driver and front passenger SRS Air Bag System, ELR front seat
belts with tension reducer, front seat belts with load limiter, and three-point
ELR rear seat belts. Driver and front passenger SRS Side Air Bag System and SRS
Curtain Air Bag System are offered as options.
Environmental technologies include extensive work to create an U-LEV
certification in Japan for the 3.8-liter twin turbo engine and reduced levels of
volatile organic compound for materials used in the car.
Functional Design High Performance Aerodynamics and Style
The Nissan GT-R's styling follows the function over form theory. Every styling
aspect, from the overall design to the smallest details, is created to maximize
the vehicle's driving experience as well as suggesting GT-R's 'supercar level
of performance. Utilizing advanced aerodynamics, the Nissan GT-R's aggressive
styling evokes the lines of a well-trained athlete, combining strong character
lines with smooth and solid areas.
The all-new GT-R's body is created with a combination of steel, carbon fiber
and aluminum, providing a unique combination of stiffness and lightness. The
Nissan GT-R features a low coefficient of drag of 0.27, with high front and rear
downforce, which provides the GT-R with enhanced grip in all weather situations,
while also enhancing fuel efficiency.
The front fenders express power and stability, while the aero-blades on the
fenders leading edges provide optimum airflow around the tires and along the
body. The scoop in the fenders trailing edges assists in providing front
downforce and optimization of side airflow. The aggressive front end, with a
large hood budge and single air intake, provides a sophisticated style as well
as undisturbed airflow for power and cooling. New 'super wide beam headlights
feature three additional sub-reflectors (compared to conventional lights) to
give a wider spread to the illumination area.
The Nissan GT-R's large, four-passenger cabin features a sloping aero blade
canopy roofline and curved C-pillar 'sword edge, which expresses the
distinctive GT-R identity, as well as facilitating air flow around the rear of
the vehicle. The GT-R's hallmark four-ring taillights, efficient rear spoiler
and large, integrated φ120 exhaust tips, provides the signature rear view of the
GT-R, as well as optimizing airflow along the top and under the vehicle.
The high level of advanced technology is evident even in the Nissan GT-R's
paint which utilizes a double clear coat and anti-chipping process. The
Nissan GT-R features Ultimate Silver as a special new color, which is
painstakingly hand-polished by craftsman.
An Interior Suitable for Daily Driving or Supercar Duties
Key to the Nissan GT-R's usability as a both daily driver and a high-performance
supercar is its interior, which is designed to balance functionality, a sense of
ease, and comfort.
Sculpted performance bucket seats give the driver and passenger a comfortable
driving experience, and soft pads are utilized on the dash in front of the
passenger and doors to give an extra level of comfort and safety.
The instrument panel surrounds the driver, with all meters and multi-function
meter at a uniform height to minimize the driver's head movement when traveling
at high speeds. A large center-mounted tachometer, with gear display on its
upper right, as well as the easy-to-read graphics of the display, gives the
driver instant detailed information, essential for the performance nature of the
Functional style is also evident in the Nissan GT-R each meter features a
dial plate design that evokes the idea of engaged gears, as well as a
three-dimensional metal-like ring, suggesting the multi-dimensional performance
of the GT-R. A large, metallic-framed center console features the ergonomically
designed shift lever and a red engine start button.
Adjustability is central to the daily-driver nature of the Nissan GT-R, with
a special 'set-up switch located in the center of the instrument panel. This
switch enables the driver to adjust transmission shifts, shock absorbers and the
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R) in three settings Normal, Comfort or R, the
high-performance setting designed for the Nissan GT-R 'supercar application.
A high-speed, high-capacity CARWINGS (Japan market) navigation system, with a
powerful 30GB hard disk drive, features an easy-to-use touch pad, as well as
traditional navigation switches. The screen interface features not only the
navigation system, but also an enriched entertainment system with a Music Box
hard drive, DVD and CD player, and Bluetooth *2 audio function.
For special use in the GT-R application, the multi-function meter also
includes mechanical and driving information for safe high performance driving,
including acceleration opening, brake pedal pressure, and steering angle. It
also includes an optimal gearshift map, to emphasize economical vehicle
A specially designed BOSE sound system includes two forward-facing woofers in
the rear center armrest area combined with traditional door speakers. All
speakers are mounted in rigid aluminum die cast panels, which combined with the
design of the system itself, provide sound quality suitable for a supercar.
Pricing and Sales Target
<Sales target> 200 units / month
Drivetrain Engine Grade Transmission Price (yen, Consumption tax included)
4WD VR38DETT GT-R GR6-type dual clutch transmission 7,770,000
GT-R Black edition 7,927,500
GT-R Premium edition 8,347,500
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