litre, twin-turbo V6
speed sequential 4WD
bhp @ 6400 rpm
kg / 3836 lbs
The 2008 Nissan GT-R marked the return of the all-wheel-drive,
purpose built, Skyline model which was dropped in 2002 when
the Nissan R34 Skyline ceased production.
The styling of the 2008 GT-R was based on that of the Nissan
GT-R Proto concept from 2005, and the appearance of the
two cars is almost identical.
Nissan created the GT-R to be "an ultimate supercar enjoyable
to anyone, anywhere, at anytime". Power for the GT-R comes
from a 473 horsepower, twin-turbo V6 engine "VR38"
which produces 588Nm of torque from 3200 to 5200rpm. The engine
benefits from plasma-sprayed bores
and a special twin-turbo exhaust manifold system. The transmission
is handled by a dual-clutch GR6-type unit with paddle shift
control. The transmission and transfer case are positioned at
the rear of the GT-R to help give the car a balanced weight
The suspension of the Nissan GT-R uses a special Bilstein DampTronic
system, which uses all relevant vehicle information to provide
appropriate damping forces for all situations and helps maintain
a high level of control for straight-line driving, cornering,
The Nissan GT-R's braking is handled by Brembo full-floating
drilled rotors, performance brake pads and Brembo mono block
six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, which in combination
minimize fade and provide strong, stable braking.
Standard safety equipment includes a pop-up engine hood, system
for enhanced pedestrian safety, driver and front passenger SRS
Air Bag System, front seat belts with tension reducer, front
seat belts with load limiter, and three-point rear seat belts.
Driver and front passenger SRS Side Air Bag System and SRS Curtain
Air Bag System are also offered.
The Nissan GT-R's body is created with a combination of steel,
carbon fiber and aluminum, providing a unique combination of
lightweight and rigidity. The 2008 Nissan GT-R features a low
coefficient of drag of 0.27 which enhances fuel efficiency,
which is balanced with high levels of front and rear downforce
for improved roadholding.
Inside the Nissan GT-R, the 2+2 layout features performance
bucket seats for the driver and front seat passenger, and soft
pads are positioned on the lower portion of the instrument panel
and doors to give an extra level of comfort and safety.
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.
A "setup switch" located in the center of the instrument
panel allows the driver to adjust transmission shifts, shock
absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control in three settings
- Normal, Comfort or R, the high-performance setting designed
for the GT-R "supercar" application.
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