The 2016 GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition are again powered by a 545-horsepower* 3.8-liter DOHC 24-valve V6. The VR38DETT V6 is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver-selected to shift at race car-like speeds**. All 2016 Nissan GT-Rs are built on an exclusive Premium Midship platform, which enables the use of the unique independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system.
GT-R's interior balances functionality with a sense of ease and comfort. It features sculpted performance bucket seats for an optimal driving position and a cockpit-style instrument panel with a large center-mounted tachometer and multi-function display – which includes mechanical and driving information, as well as an on-board driving recorder.
A specially designed 11-speaker Bose® sound system with speakers mounted in rigid aluminum die cast panels, which provides sound quality suitable for a supercar, is standard. The system includes a Bose® Active Noise Cancellation system (not applied to GT-R NISMO) tuned to reduce undesirable low-frequency engine sounds. Also standard on all models is a RearView Monitor.
The GT-R Black Edition adds special lightweight black aluminum forged RAYS® wheels, unique red and black interior, Recaro® leather-appointed seats and a unique dry carbon fiber rear spoiler.
Enhancements for 2016 include:
- New 20-spoke RAYS® aluminum-alloy forged wheels with premium dark (near black) finish replace the previous 10-spoke design
- New 45th Anniversary Gold Edition (limited availability), built from the GT-R Premium model, features a special "Silica Brass" paint color, a gold-tone VIN plate located inside the engine compartment and a commemorative plaque on the interior center console
- The 2016 Nissan GT-R is offered in three models: GT-R Premium, GT-R Black Edition and GT-R NISMO (see the following section for more details)
- On sale now at select GT-R certified Nissan dealerships nationwide
NISMO, the heart and soul of Nissan performance for both the track and on the street, continues to raise the bar for straight-from-the-factory enthusiast vehicles.
For 2016, the lineup of production NISMO models available in the United States again includes the 600-horsepower GT-R NISMO, JUKE NISMO and JUKE NISMO RS models, and the Nissan 370Z NISMO and 370Z NISMO Tech.
Now in its second year of availability, the race-oriented 2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO delivers factory-tuned supercar dynamics with advanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling. It takes the standard GT-R, which is already established as one of the best performing supercars in the automotive sphere, to an even higher level of street-legal driving excitement.
Developed by NISMO, Nissan's motorsport specialists, the 2016 GT-R NISMO model is available in very limited numbers in North America.
The 2016 GT-R NISMO again features an exclusive hand-assembled twin-turbo VR38DETT 3.8-liter V6 engine with 600 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm and 481 lb-ft of torque @ 3,200 – 5,800 rpm* – increases of 55 horsepower and 18 lb-ft of torque versus standard GT-R models – along with enhanced aerodynamics, body reinforcement and ultra-precise handling thanks to a variety of suspension refinements, creating a well-balanced machine that is at home on both the road and track**.
Exclusive interior features include Recaro® performance front bucket seats, a specially designed 11-speaker Bose® sound system, NISMO steering wheel design featuring Alcantara® leather with three spokes, red center mark and red stitching. Just one option is available for the GT-R NISMO – a Titanium exhaust system with reduced weight and thickness, integrated fins and undercover ducts.
In addition to the GT-R NISMO, the 2016 GT-R lineup includes the GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition.
On sale now at select GT-R certified Nissan dealerships nationwide
*93 octane gasoline required.
**Damage resulting from racing, competitive driving, track and/or airstrip use not covered by warranty. See your New Vehicle Limited Warranty and Owner's Manual for proper vehicle operation and complete warranty details.