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2016 Nissan GT-R Preview

2016 Nissan GT-R
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Pros: The 2016 Nissan GT-R is a sports car with a hand-built engine that’s been dubbed a “911 killer.” Need we say more?

Cons: Your license will always be in danger. Always. 

2016 Nissan GT-R Price and Fuel Economy: There are two versions of the GT-R available for 2016, each one as droolworthy as the other. Pricing starts at $110,00 for the GT-R Premium, and jumps to $119,500 for the GT-R Black Edition. 

If you’re buying a Nissan GT-R, chances are you really couldn’t care less about fuel economy, but if you do, you’ll be pleased to know that it can achieve 10.5L/100km on the highway and 14.3L/100km in the city.

Changes and Improvements: No major changes or improvements were made to the GT-R for 2016. 

Powertrain: There’s only one glorious, hand-built engine available in the 2016 Nissan GT-R and it’s a 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. Now, because these engines are built by human hands and not a machine, there’s a good chance you could land a GT-R with a few more ponies due to different calibration and setup. 

Your Nissan GT-R will come with ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive and a patented independent rear-mounted transaxle integrating transmission, which is a dual-clutch 6-speed automatic with driver-selectable modes. The GT-R also features a Brembo braking system (15.4” discs in the front and 15” discs in the rear), as well as a Bistein DampTronic suspension system. 

This beast of a car can hit the 100km/h mark from a standstill in under three seconds. Yup. 

Cargo Capacity: There’s room to seat four in the 2016 Nissan GT-R, but the trunk will carry just 249 litres of stuff. If you're driving solo or with a friend/significant other, use the rear seats to pack more luggage.

Safety: The GT-R comes equipped with all manner of safety equipment and standard airbags, as well as the LATCH system in the rear, and a tire pressure monitoring system. 

Comparing the 2016 Nissan GT-R: Porsche 911 Turbo, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.