When a Nissan GT-R Races a Track Star
The Nissan GT-R supercar was born on a race track and created by the Nismo crew before being brought to market. Nissan prides itself on the creation of one of the only super cars built to be driven in real world conditions, with monstrous horsepower to get you off the line fast. Really fast. It also comes with a re-calibrated suspension to keep your tires tight on the road for a smoother ride. To jokingly test the stats of the Nissan GT-R, the car was put to the test in a race against the beautiful Australian Olympic hurdler and model, Michelle Jenneke.
Both the GT-R and Jenneke are champions in their respective sports. The GT-R holds the title of fastest car in the world in a 16 meter drag race, while Jenneke’s completed a 100 meter sprint in just over 12 seconds. The car has 485 horsepower and 4 wheel drive, but the 2015 GT-R blows that stat with an impressive 545 horsepower engine. The Nissan GT-R, which was first released in Japan in 2007 followed by releases in USA, Canada, and Europe, features a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. It has a dual clutch 6-speed transmission, ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive, and a Nissan/Brembo braking system.
Couple that with the 20” Rays wheels, and you’ve got a car that leaves you trembling just as much as Michelle’s warm-up routine. The new GT-R engine, a V6 VR38DETT, meets California Air Resources Board Ultra Low Emission Vehicle standards and, in addition to that, it comes with better valve timing, new mapping and exhaust system, larger inlets, improved power and torque. The new Godzilla has a curb weight of 1740kilograms, wheelbase of 2780millimetres, length of 4671millimetres, width of 1895 millimetres and a height of 1369mm, as of recent dimensions.(more…)
Some design features include:
Some design features include:
- It has four round rear lights.
- The hood, trunk lid, shock towers, inner door structures and outer door skins are made of aluminum and hence its very mechanical, carbon-composite is used to stiffen the welded steel chassis.
- The springs used are high strength.
- The brake and radiator comes with an improved cooling system and reduced drag, thanks to the front bumper.
- The center storage box, instrument panel and majority of the interior trim are covered with carbon fibers.
- The exhaust is made of titanium and it comes with better suspension.
- It has lighter and stiffer wheels with improved Dunlop tires.
The 6-stage paint process with double clear coat and chip-resistant paint developed by Nissan is used in rust-resistant areas of the GT-R chassis. Other additional features that the Nissan GT-R comes with are: power folding outside mirrors, LED taillights and brake lights, high intensity discharge (HID) headlights, LED daytime running lights, automatic on/off headlights, dual heated body-color power outside mirrors, flush-mounted aluminum door handles, four 5″ exhaust outlets with polished tips and UV-reducing solar glass.
The interior of a GT-R is quite classy with seats that are comfortable and the driving position is adjustable electrically, giving the driver and the passenger a nice feel. The boot is spacious enough for your personal effects with the back seats completely removed.
With all of these stats, you’ve got to see this car move. We won’t ruin the post by giving you the results of the race with Michelle Jenneke, but the GT-R’s power off the block is something to behold. The car can reach a top speed of 193 mph (311 km/h) and delivers 523bhp and a 0-60mph time below three seconds. The GT-R dual-clutch gearbox, improved torque and greater traction advantages of four-wheel drive and broad tires, makes the car go fast on tracks. The brakes are very efficient considering the GT-R’s weight, needing just 40.9m to stop from 70mph. The GT-R does well on all road surfaces and conditions (bumpy or smooth) and this is because of its rigidity and stiffness.
Whether you are behind the wheel of a Nissan GT-R or standing by the roadside the car still has its features clearly stated, and it will always compare to Porsche 911 GT2.