2017 GTR Nismo

Horsepower: 600 hp

Engine: 3.8 L V6

Curb weight: 3,911 lbs

MPG: 16 city / 22 highway

Torque: 481 lb-f

The 2017 GTR NISMO is one of the fastest luxury sports cars The Nissan GT-R can accelerate from 0-60 in just 2.8sec, placing it alongside hypercar royalty such as the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. It even matches the ultra-lightweight Caterham 620R despite weighing three times as much. And on an open stretch of tarmac the Nissan would have the clear advantage, with its 193mph top speed helping it easily blast away from a 155mph 620

One of the fastest race cars Nissan is proud of its GT-R’s hand-built engines, and has released a rather excellent gallery of images to celebrate one of the car’s lesser-known boasts. We saw it as a great opportunity to round up the best GT-R facts and technological features. Some you may know, some you may not. Here are the ten most interesting things about the Nissan GT-R…

One of the most comfortable race cars Okay so it’s the 147 GTA model, but the GT-R’s claimed figure still trumps the GTA’s 23.3 combined mpg by 0.7mpg, despite being significantly faster and heavier. Matching the GT-R’s number will be harder in the real world, of course, but there are rumours the next generation GT-R will be fitted with a hybrid electric motor, which would be sure to boost power and efficiency further. Could we one day see a GT-R achieving 30mpg?

Just like the Ferari Enzo, it takes only 150ms to change gear in a Nissan GT-R. However, unlike the Enzo, the GT-R’s twin-clutch paddleshift gearbox can be adjusted to change gear less harshly, or even driven in full automatic mode. The GT-R’s gearbox is incredibly versatile, with the ability to shift like a supercar, or gently slide its way up the cogs.

The Nissan GT-R can accelerate from 0-60 in just 2.8sec, placing it alongside hypercar royalty such as the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. It even matches the ultra-lightweight Caterham 620R despite weighing three times as much. And on an open stretch of tarmac the Nissan would have the clear advantage, with its 193mph top speed helping it easily blast away from a 155mph 620R.

Incredibly, the GT-R recently lapped the Ring in 7m18.6s, which is 1.3sec quicker than Chevrolet’s fastest production Corvette, the C6 ZR1. This also means that amazingly, the GT-R is one of the fastest production cars to ever lap the Nordschleife, placing it at the sharp end of a list that includes both exotic two-seater supercars and stripped out track-spec machinery.

Despite being one of the most technologically advanced production cars in the world, each one of the Nissan GT-R’s engines are built entirely by hand by one of Nissan’s four Takumi. These Takumi are more than just experts, they are perfectionists, who are also responsible for building every one of Nissan’s racing GT-R engines. They apply the same level of meticulous detail to each and every engine, whether it is destined for the road or track.

You might not believe it, but the four-seat GT-R is more slippery through the air than Ferrari’s 458 Italia supercar. With a drag coefficient of just 0.27, Nissan’s GT-R beats the 458 by 0.06 despite sitting 6.1 inches higher than the Ferrari’s 47.8in roof line. The GT-R’s clever aerodynamics ensure that air resistance is minimised, whilst working the air in such a way that downforce is maximised at high speed.

The 2017 GTR NISMO is one of the fastest luxury sports cars

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