2016 Nissan GT-R Release Date, Msrp, Price, Specs – The upcoming new 2016 Nissan GT-R will feature an additional five horsepower for the Nismo variant thanks to the new electronic specs improvement. As for the Premium trims, there will be 20 spoke wheels that will replace the predecessor’s 10-spoke wheels. Another add-on will be a 45th Anniversary Gold Edition that is set to be among those released with the existing line-up in order to celebrate the 45 years of global GT-R production.
Very few cars have been able to embody the concept of optimizing bang for your buck more than the GT-R. Ever since arriving on our shores in 2009, the Nissan GT-R has consistently showcased the performance of a supercar. Back then, all it cost to buy yourself a 485 horsepower kaiju was $70,000 and was able to dispatch the likes of Audi R8 and Porsche 911 Turbo without breaking a sweat.
However, with the consistency in enhancements over the years and significant increases in standard features and equipment, a new GT-R now lies within a six-figure territory. Despite the impressive hullabaloo, the biggest drawback to Nissan’s high end model is the lower level of refinement when compared to other high-end sports cars.
Many sports cars within its segment strike a more conciliatory balance between performance and comfort while the GT-R is solely laser focused on attacking challenging roads with tight turns. Also, affordability might raise some questions especially for the Nismo trim which comes at cost of almost 50% more than GT-R’s base model.
Exterior Spy Pics & Interior Photos – Nissan GT-R 2016
First things first, the new 2016 Nissan GT-R is certainly a high performance 2+2 coupe with a comfortable seating capacity of four adults. It comes in three variants: Premium, Black Edition and a 600 horsepower Nismo version.
The Premium model comes with 20-inch forged alloy wheels, an adaptive suspension, summer-rated tires, Brembo brakes, LED running lights, LED adaptive headlights, a rearview camera and keyless ignition and entry. Inside you’ll find leather and simulated-suede upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat and four-way power front passenger seat and an active noise-cancellation system. Information and entertainment comes in the form of a Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, 7-inch touchscreen display with navigation and an 11-speaker Bose sound system with a satellite radio, CD player and a USB interface.
Also provided are three optional packages for the GT-R Premium. The Cold Weather package gets you all-season run-flat tires and a special coolant mixture for faster engine warm-up while the Premium Interior package adds upgraded leather upholstery. A 45th Anniversary Gold Edition option is new for 2016 and includes a gold VIN plate inside the engine compartment, a special plaque located on the center stack and a “Silica Brass” paint and Nissan says fewer than thirty vehicles will make it stateside. The GT-R Premium’s option packages aren’t available on the Nismo and Black Edition trims. The 2016 GT-R Black Edition features a carbon-fiber rear spoiler, lightweight black alloy wheels, unique black and red interior trim and leather Recaro front sport seats.
Topping the GT-R line is the Nismo model, which comes with more body reinforcements a more powerful engine, firmer suspension tuning, distinctive interior trim and an aerodynamic upgrade. A titanium exhaust system will be made available for the Nismo as an option.
Engine Specs – 2016 Nissan GT-R
The 2016 Nissan GT-R is powered by a turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 powerplant capable of generating 550 horsepower and 463 pounds of torque. A 6-speed automated manual transmission will enable the power to be transmitted through an advanced AWD system. The GT-R Nismo gets an upgraded version of this V6 that puts out 600 horsepower and 481 pounds of torque.
The new 2016 GT-R will utilize a built-in launch-control program, performance is nothing short of jaw-dropping. During our own testing of the 2015 GT-R with 545 hp, we observed a 0-60-mph sprinting takes just 3.2 seconds. Also, the powertrain achieves respectable fuel economy, with EPA estimating them to be 19 mpg combined (16 city/22 highway).
Safety features provided in the new GT-R include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, and full-length side curtain airbag and front-seat side airbags.
Wheelbase: 109.4 in
Length: 184.3 in
Width: 74.6 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 8.8 ft³
Curb weight: 3883 lb
Top Speed: 191 mph
0-60: 3.2 sec
MPG: 16/22 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: 45th Anniversary Gold, Deep Blue Pearl, Gun Metallic, Jet Black, Pearl White, Regal Red, Solid Red…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Price & Release Date of the New 2016 Nissan GT-R
The 2016 Nissan GT-R will set you back be an MSRP of $103,660 for the Premium model. Expect the vehicle to hit showrooms in late 2016 or early 2017.
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