GT-R sits atop the Nissan lineup as it flagship race car. This coupe, 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo was made solely for performance, but still finds its way in everyday surroundings. Unlike conventional models, Nismo model offers higher speed and is exclusively track-oriented as was to be expected from Nissan’s performance and race division.
2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Engine
Like all GT-R’s, top of the line Nismo model is also moved by a 3.8L twin turbo V6 engine, but unlike its siblings, it hits 595 hp mark and offers great torque value at 481 lb-ft. Transmission is 6-speed dual clutch, and drivetrain is 4WD which meke GT-R fun to drive. Needless to say, it also offers impeccable handling and grip, just like it always did.
Design – Inside and Outside look
Nismo model has the same body structure, but still offers some distinctive details which other models don’t have. For instance, Nismo is slightly more lowered which leaves it with bigger front end. Sharp upward-tilted headlights and pronounced fenders can be found on both models, while Nismo has 6-spoke alloy wheels and racing carbon spoiler. Its rear end features a set of double circular tail-lights and the same type and number of exhaust tips. Black bumper has red accents, just like the one up front.
Inside, GT-R Nismo feels much more simple than it is outside. Soft plastic and carbon dash has rounded-off shape and comes with red accents which can be seen on door panels, as well as in ergonomic leather sport seats.
Instrument panel which is tilted toward the driver offers a touch screen display which makes life easier thanks to the navigation. It is also one of the rare supercars which offers rear seats, although room back there isn’t ample. Mandatory safety features like an airbag system, and stability and traction controls are joined by also standard rearview camera. Optional equipment adds more advanced electronic safety features like blind spot monitors and the like.
Since GT-R isn’t exactly a commuter, fuel efficiency isn’t that good, but is still better than some other supercars achieve. 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway are the numbers which sit in the middle of the class.
2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Price
Cheapest GT-R starts from around $100,000, but that’s a price tag of regular models. Nismo model which is much more in tune with the spirit of racing will cost you at least $150,000.
2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo is a supercar that looks like a tuner and as that costs a bit more than it probably should. However, its handling is among the best in class, and it has acceleration of which even The Road Runner from Warner Bros studios wouldn’t be ashamed of.