Starting with its release, the Nissan GT-R quickly became one of the best selling super cars in the World thanks to its affordable price, insane performance and good looks. The 2016 Nissan GT-R is going to be a redesign of an already good car, so there are nothing but good things to come from it. We are expecting it to feature a new engine, new interior as well as an update exterior which will remain similar to that of the old car but it will get updated in order to be able to face its competition better.
Price and release date
Its price will also get changed, and not for the better. The experts are guessing that the new GT-R, based on its new specs will cost at least 25.000 dollars more than the current generation which would put it right in the 911 Turbo territory. This isn’t exactly bad considering what you’ll get for the package. Its release date has been set at the end of 2015 or early 2016, so Nissan might change a few things until its official release.
2016 Nissan GT-R engine
Engine wise you would expect some major changes and you would be right for a part of it. The new GT-R will get the same 3.8 liter twin turbocharged V6 but this time it will make 580 horsepower, so just below the current Nismo GT-R. The news come in the form of a pair of electric motors and a set of batteries. The motors will be powering all four wheels and they will be controlled by a set of computers. Thanks to this upgrade, the 2016 GT-R will make in excess of 800 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque which would put it in P1 territory. Coupled with the great computer systems on it, it should perform like nothing else on the market today.
The transmission of choice should be developed together with Williams F1 and NISMO, so expect a 7 or 8 speed semi-automatic gearbox and permanent four wheel drive with automatic torque vectoring. This should make the GT-R stick to the road like nothing else.
There aren’t many details about its interior but from the early press releases we can suspect that it will take a similar approach, with everything centered on the driver, an infotainment system made in collaboration with Sony and also Recaro seats which should be extremely comfortable as well as very supporting.
2016 Nissan GT-R exterior
The exterior of the 2016 Nissan GT-R will be changed completely, so it will be a bit wider, longer as well as shorter than the current generation. This translates in a more aggressive design, with better aerodynamics which should allow for a maximum top speed of around 220 miles per hour and an acceleration from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 2.7 seconds.