28 Nov 2018 Nissan GT-R with Handcrafted Turbocharged V6 Engine and Advanced Technologies
The 2018 Nissan GT-R is a luxury two door coupe that comes with a handcrafted turbocharged engine and exceptional performance attributes to entice the car enthusiasts. From its rule-breaking aerodynamics to driver’s center cabin, the coupe exudes beauty and eagerness to be driven. The coupe is exclusively designed with lightweight materials to deliver a remarkable performance. The usage of highly durable aluminum and magnesium parts in the construction of the body of the coupe make it what a supercar is supposed to be.
Nissan has introduced a number of top luxuries in the interior of GT-R 2018 to make it a luxury fast sports car and to also accommodate the daily day drives. The coupe has an attractive yet aggressive exterior that demands a second look from car buyers wherever it goes. It has a powerful turbocharged V8 engine that is single handily crafted by the engineer and is capable of producing a high power regardless of the road conditions.
The all-new Nissan GT-R is equipped with a number of advanced technologies and safety features that make the ride entertaining and safe. Nissan has introduced four models of the coupe that are a Pure, Premium, Track Edition, and Nismo.
Here is a comprehensive analysis of this luxury coupe with a closer look at its design, performance, technologies, safety features and more.
Design of 2018 Nissan GT-R
The 2018 Nissan GT-R is designed to become an aero efficient vehicle as it now comes with better aerodynamic features to deliver an excellent performance. The coupe has an eye-catching exterior that leaves an aggressive impression on the road. From front to rear the designers of the coupe have paid a great attention towards its exterior dimensions and perfectly crafted a vehicle that is superb in both design and aerodynamics. It has a spacious cabin that is equipped with top luxuries to provide excellent comfort to the passengers during the ride.
The all-new Nissan GT-R has an aerodynamic body that improves the coupe’s performance and also the fuel efficiency. The front fascia of the coupe is fitted with a single frame grille that makes the front side look more attractive. It has large grille openings in the front to keep the engine cool and efficiently lowers the air drag for better stability during the ride.
The rear fascia of GT-R is extended at the sides to enable a smooth passage of air from the back of the bumper to keep the exhaust system cool. To further drawn the air underneath the vehicle, it has aerodynamic side skirts and the area around the C-pillar is designed to effectively manage a smooth flow of air to the rear side of the vehicle. The available rear spoiler manages a smooth flow of air around the vehicle for enhanced stability on the road.
Nissan GT-R now comes with titanium exhaust tailpipes that produce a thrilling sound at fast speed. The available multi-LED headlights offer increased illumination of the road and allow the driver to drive the coupe with great care in the night. These headlights automatically adjust their beam light and provide extra light to the sides of the car especially when cornering.
It has LED daytime running lights that improve the vehicle’s visibility for other commuters during the heavy daytime traffic. The rear LED lights of GT-R have true iconic status and are used to efficiently aware the approaching vehicles of the coupe’s presence. A UV-reducing solar glass is used in the door windows to protect the passengers form harmful sunrays. The available 20-inch light alloy wheels have knurled beads to help the tires from reducing grip over slippery roads and provide enhanced grip on different kinds of terrains for a smooth and efficient ride.
The interior of 2018 Nissan GT-R is ergonomically designed with fine materials to make the ride comfortable for the passengers. The tradition of craftsmanship is proudly continued by the designers of this luxury vehicle and will take your breath away even when sitting still. It has a driver’s center cabin that puts the driver in complete control of the vehicle and shows the true sports DNA of Nissan.
It has a three-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel that is mounted with driver’s assistance controls to allow the driver to control different functions of the coupe without any difficulty. This steering wheel has a tilt/telescopic steering column that enables the driver to set the steering position according to the road demands. Behind the steering wheel, a driver’s center instrument cluster is placed that include large-scale gear indicator, tachometer, and a digital display screen to show important information related to different functions of the vehicle in the digital display.
The dashboard in the cabin of Nissan GT-R is trimmed with fine Nappa leather that creates a sophisticated and edgy style. The air vents are designed and developed by the experts after a detailed study to operate flawlessly. A dual zone automatic temperature control comes as a standard feature in all models of the coupe that allows the passengers to set their desired temperature controls regardless of weather conditions.
To enhance the comfort level of the passengers, the coupe has power front windows with one-touch auto-up/down operation and power door locks with the auto-locking feature. The available front door pockets and cup holders in the center console are some of the trademark features of the cabin of GT-R that make the ride comfortable. It has a spacious cabin with more headroom and legroom for rear passengers to deliver more comfort to the passengers.
The 2018 Nissan GT-R has leather trimmed seats in the cabin that provide seating to 4 persons. It has heated and ventilated front seats that allow the driver and front passenger to set their desired seating temperatures. The 10-way power driver’s seat and 4-way power front passenger’s seat with entry/exit switch for rear passenger make the cabin a comfortable place to spend the time.
The 2018 Nissan GT-R has the world’s first independent rear transaxle with all-wheel drive thanks to the Nissan’s Premium Midship Platform which places the engine further back in the chassis for a better handling. The engine of the coupe is paired with a 6-speed sequential dual-clutch transmission that changes the gears in just 0.15 seconds when the driver puts the vehicle in R-Mode. A sump lubrication system is placed with the transmission system to ensure a stable lubrication even when at high cornering.
Nissan GT-R is incorporated with an intelligent All-wheel Drive System that breaks the tradition of 50/50 torque spilt by effectively supplying 100% torque to rear wheels and can send 50% torque to front wheels for better stability on any kind of terrain. A special Bilsten DampTronic driver-adjustable shock absorber system is fitted with the coupe’s suspension system to provide appropriate damping force and high level of stability according to the changing road conditions.
To improve the driving performance of the coupe, Nissan has introduced an Active Noise Cancellation System that receives information from the engine along with a microphone located in the cabin to effectively reduce the unwanted engine and road noise. The GT-R has double-wishbone front suspension with aluminum arms and multi-link rear suspension that improve the vehicle’s stability on the road.
The 2018 Nissan GT-R comes with a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6 engine that is capable of producing 565 horsepower and a torque of 467 lb-ft.
While the 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo comes with a 3.8-litre high-capacity twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6 engine that is capable of producing 600 horsepower and a torque of 481 lb-ft.
Both of the engines are paired with the same transmission and provide a fuel efficiency of 22mpg on the highway and 16mpg in the city.
All models of 2018 Nissan GT-R are equipped with advanced technologies that make the ride fun and entertaining. A standard 8.0-inch touchscreen is fitted in the dashboard that enables the driver and passengers to use different available technologies. It has following important technologies:
- Nissan Navigation System
- Apple CarPlay
- NissanConnect Services
- Voice Recognition
- RearView Monitor
- Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition
- Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
- Two 12-volt DC Power Outlets
- Six Speakers Sound System
- HD Radio
- Two USB Ports
The 2018 Nissan GT-R has following safety features:
- Six Air Bags
- Seat Belt Pretensioners
- Traction Control System
- Vehicle Dynamic Control
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Hill Start Assist
- Nissan Brembo Brakes
- Side Impact Beams
- LATCH System
- Vehicle Immobilizer System
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Vehicle Security System
Price and Availability in the UAE
Nissan has introduced the 2018 GT-R in the USA at a starting price of $99,990. However, the company has so far not announced the date of its arrival in the UAE.
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