Whether you’re actively searching for a sports car that borders on supercar performance or enjoy searching and dreaming of one day owning one, the 2023 Nissan GT-R offers two grades that will capture your attention. V6 biturbo power? Check. All wheel drive? Of course. Less than $100K? Not quite, but while you’re here, we should explore some of the GT-R’s specs.
The Nissan GT-R is back for 2023
A recent press release from Nissan announced that the 2023 Nissan GT-R is “on sale now.” The bad news, however, is that not all US Nissan dealerships will have it. The Nissan GT-R is available in two grades, capable of “exciting performance on the street and on the track,” according to Nissan.
Both GT-R grades employ a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 backed by a dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission complete with paddle shifters. In addition, Nissan engineers use an “Advanced Engineering All-Terrain Drive System” with “Electronic Torque Split” (ATTESA E-TS). The ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system monitors the speed of each wheel through numerous sensors and adjusts the torque and power of each wheel to improve traction and drivability.
Nissan engineers worked with Brembo to design a braking system with six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers. Additionally, an “expertly tuned independent double-wishbone front suspension and multi-link independent rear suspension” enhance the GT-R’s ride and handling.
Standard features on both grades include a “rider adjustable damper system” from Bilstein, 20-inch 15-spoke forged alloy wheels from Rays, and a “multifunction display that displays vehicle performance information.” An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system features NissanConnect, Apple CarPlay, and an 11-speaker Bose audio system. Additionally, the GT-R features a quiet and comfortable cabin enhanced with a dual-zone automatic climate control system and “Active Noise Cancellation.”
2023 Nissan GT-R Premium Specs
Nissan lists the base price of the 2023 Nissan GT-R Premium at $113,540. In the Premium trim, the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 offers 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, design elements within the GT-R’s cabin push it toward luxury sports coupe status with Nappa leather upholstery adorning the dash and lightweight seats, heated front seats, and standard front and rear parking sensors.
2023 Nissan GT-R Nismo Specs
Starting at $210,740, the 2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO is crying out for track time. The GT-R NISMO takes the Premium grade and improves on almost every aspect that needs improvement. For starters, the GT-R NISMO uses the same 3.8-liter V6 as the Premium, except it gets its twin-turbo system from Nissan’s GT3 race car and boosts horsepower to 600 and torque to 481 lb-ft. Other racing technology featured in the GT-R NISMO includes:
- Improved transmission shift control
- Lighter weight components
- Improved body joint for increased torsional rigidity
- overall mass reduction
- Larger carbon ceramic brake rotors
- More carbon fiber parts
- Front and rear fascias
- Trunk lid and bonnet
- rear wing
- Side sill covers
- Exterior mirror housings
- The ceiling
These high-tech body panels increase the GT-R NISMO’s aerodynamics and direct airflow to provide “increased component cooling.” Completing the race car aesthetic, Recaro seats with “faux suede inserts, red stitching, and an Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel with a red top stripe” punctuate the interior.
Which 2023 Nissan GT-R Grade Is Right For You?
Choosing the most suitable grade 2023 Nissan GT-R depends on how you plan to use the car. Interested in a luxury sports coupe for the daily driver with supercar performance that performs well on the occasional track day? If so, buying the GT-R Premium will keep you smiling and you’ll save enough money over the GT-R NISMO to buy a truck and trailer to haul it to the track whenever you want. However, if you’re serious about your time on the track and want a car that’s as capable as just about any amateur driver, the GT-R NISMO is worth your consideration.
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