2015 Nissan GT-R | new car review
Plastic interior fitments
Penned by Shiro Nakamura, the Nissan GT-R is every boy racers’ dream weapon. With inspiration from the Japanese series Gundam for the front end, American engineers working on the rear, and a hint of European influence on the roof-line, there aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe what an absolute beauty the GT-R really is.
The low, super supportive racing seats embrace you like an over-protective lover would, and a simple glance across the dashboard is all it takes to realize that Nissan has stuck to the bare minimum. There’s a fair amount of hard plastics around the interior, and some may even argue that the centre console is outrageously ugly, but it’s worth remembering that the GT-R is more than a pretty face and focuses on functionality.
On the 7 inch monitor located in the centre of the dashboard, the Multi-Function Metre displays a whole load of number-y stuff to improve driving techniques. Everything from water temperature, oil temperature, oil pressure and boost pressure, to graphs showing G-forces and acceleration and braking trends is a simple tap away.
What’s on offer?
The handbuilt 3.8 litre twin tubro V6 engine kicks out a very respectable 550 horsepower and 628 ground shaking Nm of torque. Mated to a dual clutch 6 speed transmission, and with the aid of an All-Wheel-Drive platform, the 2015 Nissan GT-R charges from a standstill to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds before continuing to its 315 km/h top speed.
The 2015 Nissan GT-R wears a starting price of just AED 425,000 and for that amount of money, offers performance that sends supercar owners weeping to their respective showrooms for a refund. As far as a performance bargain is concerned, there really isn’t anything that comes close to the GT-R out there…yet. So if you’re rich enough to afford one, don’t hesitate, you won’t regret it.
|Specifications||2015 Nissan GT-R|
|Engine/ Cylinders||3.8 litre twin-turbo / V6|
|Max Power |
|550 hp @ 6,400 RPM|
|628 Nm @ 5,800 RPM|
|Transmission||6 speed dual clutch automatic|
|Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||2.8 secs|
|Top speed||315 km/h|
|Price||AED 425,000 - 450,000|