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2016 Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R is what you get when you look at a car and say, “I’d like that to go really fast, please.” So it seems, people have been saying that a lot, because this is the 45th anniversary of the worldwide release of the Nissan GT-R, for which Nissan has made a whole new (although highly limited) Gold Edition.

In addition to the Anniversary edition, though, the GT-R has three other trim levels: Premium, Black Edition, and NISMO®. It also includes a number of optional packages, like the Red/Amber Interior Package, the Ivory Premium Interior Package, the Cold Weather Package, and an optional Titanium Exhaust System.

2016 Nissan GT-R

What’s New for the 2016 Nissan GT-R?

Nissan is celebrating the 45th anniversary of worldwide GT-R production with the 2016 GT-R by adding a 45th Anniversary Gold Edition in the place of the old Track Edition. In addition, all non-Nismo versions get a small boost of five horsepower due to electronic improvements.

2016 Nissan GT-R Photos:

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Nissan GT-R front oblique

2016 Nissan GT-R Exterior

Looking at a stationary Nissan GT-R gives the impression of a lioness crouching in the tall grass—impatiently waiting for the moment to spring into sudden, violent movement. You almost don’t need to hear the horsepower or torque, because you can tell it is fast just by looking at it.

2016 Nissan GT-R Exterior Photos:

Exterior available on 2016 Nissan GT-R Premium:

  • Air management-optimized front fenders; Body-color rear spoiler; Automatic on/off, multi-LED headlights with signature lighting; LED daytime running lights, taillights, and brake lights; Quad 5-inch exhaust fenders; UV-reducing solar glass; Flush-mounted aluminum door handles; Dual power folding heated mirrors; 20-inch RAYS® wheels

Exterior available on 2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition:

  • Quad 5-inch exhaust fenders; Dual power folding heated mirrors; Air management-optimized front fenders; LED daytime running lights, taillights, and brake lights; Flush-mounted aluminum door handles; 20-inch RAYS® wheels, 45th Anniversary Gold paint; UV-reducing solar glass; Body-color rear spoiler; Automatic on/off, multi-LED headlights with signature lighting

Exterior available on 2016 Nissan GT-R Black Edition:

  • UV-reducing solar glass; Body-color rear spoiler; Quad 5-inch exhaust fenders; LED daytime running lights, taillights, and brake lights; Dual power folding heated mirrors; Air management-optimized front fenders; Flush-mounted aluminum door handles; 20-inch RAYS® wheels; Automatic on/off, multi-LED headlights with signature lighting

Exterior available on 2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO®:

  • LED daytime running lights, taillights, and brake lights; Carbon-fiber trunk lid; Automatic on/off, multi-LED headlights with signature lighting; Air management-optimized front fenders; Flush-mounted aluminum door handles; Dual power folding heated mirrors; Quad 5-inch exhaust fenders; NISMO Black 20-inch super-lightweight RAYS® wheels; Body-color rear spoiler; Front spoiler; UV-reducing solar glass

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2016 Nissan GT-R suspension

2016 Nissan GT-R Performance

Performance is the GT-R’s biggest strength. It is powered by a 3.8-liter V6 that produces 550 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque. The previous version, which had five fewer horsepower, could rip from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds, and with the addition of those extra horses under the hood, there’s no reason to think that it is the tiniest bit slower this year. If you opt for the Nismo version, of course, this strength jumps up to 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque.

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2016 Nissan GT-R 3.8-liter V6

2016 Nissan GT-R Efficiency

When it comes to such high-performance cars, you really can’t expect very much. However, the GT-R manages to achieve respectable fuel economy at 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, which is 19 mpg combined. If you opt for the Nismo version, which adds 50 hp and 18 lb-ft of torque, fuel economy, surprisingly, doesn’t change, staying right up at 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.

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2016 Nissan GT-R Interior

2016 Nissan GT-R Interior

Surprisingly for a car that is basically a track car on the road, the GT-R has four seats, although, not surprisingly, the back seats are very small. Otherwise, the interior is geared toward driving, with reinforced front seats, steering-column-mounted shifter paddles, and accessible audio/navigation controls. Above that, there is a 7-inch touchscreen, which can be used for a variety of purposes, including showing a range of performance data while racing.

2016 Nissan GT-R Interior Photos:

Interior available on 2016 Nissan GT-R Premium:

  • RearView monitor; Heated front seats; Cruise control; Driver-configurable multi-function display system; Leather front seats with suede inserts; Bluetooth® hands-free phone system; Leather-wrapped paddle shifters, parking brake lever, and shift knob; Dual-zone automatic temperature control (ATC); Nissan Intelligent Key®; Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat; Leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls; Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Interior available on 2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition:

  • Nissan Intelligent Key®; Cruise control; Leather-wrapped paddle shifters, parking brake lever, and shift knob; Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat; Leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls; Dual-zone automatic temperature control (ATC); 45th Anniversary plaque; Heated front seats; Auto-dimming rearview mirror; Leather front seats with suede inserts; RearView monitor; Bluetooth® hands-free phone system; Driver-configurable multi-function display system

Interior available on 2016 Nissan GT-R Black Edition:

  • Black/red interior treatment; Dual-zone automatic temperature control (ATC); Black/red Recaro® leather-appointed front seats; Bluetooth® hands-free phone system; Heated front seats; Driver-configurable multi-function display system; Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat; Leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls; Cruise control; Leather-wrapped paddle shifters, parking brake lever, and shift knob; RearView monitor; Auto-dimming rearview mirror; Nissan Intelligent Key®

Interior available on 2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO:

  • NISMO Recaro® leather-appointed front seats with Alcantara® inserts; Eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat; Nissan Intelligent Key®; Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls and gauge hood; Driver-configurable multi-function display system; NISMO tachometer; Dual-zone automatic temperature control (ATC); Heated front seats; Bluetooth® hands-free phone system; Auto-dimming rearview mirror; RearView monitor; Leather-wrapped paddle shifters, parking brake lever, and shift knob; Cruise control; NISMO black/red interior treatment

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2016 Nissan GT-R brakes

2016 Nissan GT-R Safety

Something that goes that fast needs to be able to stop well, so Nissan made the GT-R be able to go from 60 to 0 in 99 feet, which is fantastic—keep in mind that a normal stopping distance for a mid-sized sedan is somewhere in the vicinity of 120 feet. On top of that, the GT-R has anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to the normal front airbags.

Standard Safety Features:

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Hood buckling creases
  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System

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