Nissan GT-R 3.8 V6 600 Nismo 2dr Auto [Ceramic Brakes] Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

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RRP£184,185
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
2 doors

With delicate steering, a characterful engine and a beautifully balanced chassis, the Nissan GT-R is one of the most engaging supercars on the market, but a great driving experience can’t quite make up for a dated interior and poor refinement – especially when Audi R8 and Porsche 911 exist. Still, if you have your heart set on a GT-R, we’d point you in the direction of entry-level Pure trim, which gets plenty of kit, has friendlier road manners than the range-topping Nismo and costs a fraction of the price.

The range-topping Nismo edition benefits from carbonfibre-backed Recaro seats, Alcantara upholstery, a carbonfibre Nismo body kit, carbonfibre body panels, a carbonfibre wing and splitter, forged 20in Rays wheels, Bilstein suspension, more efficient turbochargers and carbon-ceramic brakes. It represents the ultimate version of the GT-R, but if you want one on your drive, you’ll pay for the privilege, with a window sticker price higher than that of an Audi R8, McLaren GT or Ferrari Roma.

The Nismo might benefit from ultra-efficient turbochargers from a GT3 level race car, but there is still some old-school turbo-lag before the engine makes full power. Get above 4000rpm and at full stride, the car piles on speed with an entirely uncompromising urgency that only the very quickest cars on the road can exceed. Put simply, it feels every bit as quick as its claimed 2.8 second 0-62mph time suggests.


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Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPHundefined seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

19.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

315

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

325

g/km