* On Sale June 2008 in the USA o 2 models in the US. + Base model is $69,850 + Premium model is $71,900 * PM platform meaning Prime Midship. * Dimensions: o 4655mm(183.2 in) L x 1895mm(74.6 in) W x 1370mm(53.9 in) H o Wheelbase 109.4-inch * Weight 1740 kg /3836 lbs ( 1730 with titanium muffler - 3814 lbs) (Autoweek - 3792 lbs) * Premium edition comes with a Thatcham class immobilizer and alarm (optional on the Base and Black Edition) * Premium edition comes with a Bose sound system (optional on the Base and Black Edition) * Side airbag system is optional on all 3 trims * Dampers, stability control and gearchange speed all have multiple settings to adjust their level of aggression. * A three-year service program is included with the purchase of each GT-R. This program consists of wheel alignments and engine and transmission checkups every year. Only those dealerships willing to invest in this equipment and training required by the factory have a shot at having GT-Rs grace their showrooms. In Japan, 10 percent of Nissan's sales outlets will offer GT-Rs and we expect a similar ratio Stateside.
Engine and Drivetrain:
* The engine designation is VR38DETT (Twin Turbocharged 3.8-liter V6) 60-degree vee angle and bore spacing with Nissan's acclaimed VQ-Series, which is used in everything from the 350Z to several Infiniti SUVs. Few parts are shared between the two engine series. * 7000 rpm redline * The engine performance of the 3 trims is the same * IHI turbos with integrated exhaust manifolds * 10.2 psi (Car and Driver) * 473 horsepower @ 6400 rpms * 433 pound-feet of torque from 3200 to 5200 rpm. * 20-inch wheels wrapped by Bridgestone Potenza RE070s, 255/40 in front and 285/35 rears. * Front suspension was upper and lower A-arms and the rear was a five-link. * Bilstein Damptronic shocks: 3 settings R, Sports and Comfort * 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds * 11.7 seconds in the quarter mile * 192 mph top speed (Autoweek 193mph) * 7:38:54 Nurburgring * 0.99 lateral G * Carbon fiber propshaft * GR6 transmission -transaxle (The shifting is done via a direct, twin-clutch system. One clutch handles the odd gears and another clutch handles the even ones. Shifts take 0.2 seconds.) Aichi Kikai (Car and Driver) * Below 25 mph the torque split is 50/50, above that, under normal driving, the split is 40/60. But it can split up to 2/98 under hard acceleration. * Unlike versions of this system in other Nissan vehicles—the Infiniti G35x, for example—the GT-R setup employs a yaw sensor and is capable of instantly transferring torque from side to side, as well as fore-and-aft, as conditions dictate.
All models will have the same engine spec 3.8L Twin Turbo (not 3.7L), VQ38VHRTT 473hp 58.0 kgm Torque, however the Evo will a much lighter and have carbon parts all around and will be a 2 seater only. No rear bucket seats. These have been removed to save a few kilos.