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2018 Nissan GT-R

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Pros

  • Astonishing acceleration from twin-turbo V6 engine
  • Easy-to-drive performance car
  • Surprisingly comfortable ride quality

Cons

  • Powertrain is unpleasantly noisy
  • Infotainment touchscreen looks dated
  • Seats could use more adjustability

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16 city, 22 highway, 18 combined

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The 2018 Nissan GT-R gets new trim level and Apple CarPlay®

Sports car enthusiasts will know the Nissan GT-R by its reputation as a giant slayer—its powerful turbocharged V6 and advanced all-wheel drive give it accessible performance that can outmatch some supercars. The 2018 Nissan GT-R added a new, more affordable trim level called Pure. All GT-R models also gained Apple CarPlay® to all GT-R models, although Android Auto™ remained MIA.

The 2018 GT-R offers explosive acceleration and sharp handling and a surprisingly accommodating ride in the Pure and Premium trims. But the GT-R is noisy and not particularly smooth in low-speed driving. It also feels a bit dated compared to other 2018 competitors in terms of technology and overall refinement.

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What is new for the 2018 Nissan GT-R?

  • The GT-R is available in a variety of new trims, including the Pure and Track Edition.
  • The Track trim has been discontinued for 2018.
  • GT-R trims have been upgraded with Adjustable Suspension and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.

2018 Nissan GT-R trims

Curious how Nissan GT-R trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

Pure:

  • 565-hp, 467-lb-ft of torque 3.8L
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control

Premium:

  • Includes all features available on the Pure
  • BOSE Sound System

Track Edition:

  • Includes all features available on the Premium
  • Leather Seats

Nismo:

  • Includes all features available on the Track Edition
  • 600-hp, 481-lb-ft of torque 3.8L

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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Nissan GT-R

What We Like

Acceleration: With up to 600 horsepower from its turbocharged V6, the GT-R is capable of delivering supercar acceleration. Thanks to launch control and all-wheel drive, even the base V6 in the Pure and Premium trim levels was good for a 3.1-second 0-60 mph run in Edmunds' testing.

Handling: Some high-performance cars have a reputation for being very demanding to drive quickly, but the Nissan GT-R makes its performance more accessible. Its all-wheel-drive system helps provide tons of grip for razor-sharp handling.

Ride: The adaptive suspension on the Pure and Premium trims has been tuned to absorb bumps and provide a more comfortable ride than you’d expect from such a capable sports car.

What Needs Improvement

Dated technology: The addition of Apple CarPlay is welcome, but Android Auto is not available. There are no advanced driver aids to be found, which is notable considering the GT-R’s price when new. Even the infotainment, refreshed for 2017, already looks a bit dated compared to other 2018 offerings.

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Nissan GT-R features and specs

Nismo 4WD/AWD 2D Coupe

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size

3.8L

Horsepower

600

Torque (ft-lbs)

481

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

19.5

Wheelbase

109.4"

Overall length

184.6"

Width

74.6"

Height

53.9"

Leg room

F 44.6"/R 26.4"

Head room

F 38.1"/R 33.5"

Front tires

P255/40ZR20

Rear tires

P285/35ZR20

Seating capacity

4

Transmission

Automatic

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