Certainly there’s no mistaking it for something else and, because this is the first GT-R not based on a mass-market vehicle (hence the absence of the Skyline tag), it has been designed with more freedom than previous GT-Rs.
Hiroshi Hasegawa, Nissan’s chief product designer, says “it is clearly not an Italian, German or American car” and that “it’s very mechanical, almost like an animated robot”, and is “obviously made from metal”, thanks to its big shoulders and hefty muscularity. Those features help place this wide car and contribute to an excellent drag coefficient of 0.27.
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WHAT IF THE ONLY COMPETITION WAS YOURSELF?
The New Nissan GT-R is not a supercar, it is THE supercar.
With its unmatched blend of technology and soul, the GT-R® is built to be driven in real-world conditions. It goes places other supercars can only dream of going. Think how incredible it would be to drive a supercar as astonishing as the GT-R® like it was any other car – in other words, anytime you wanted, for any and every reason, or just because it’s yours. So drive it to the office, out to dinner, up and down the boulevards. Take friends over a long weekend – up to the mountains, down to the coast or into the wild. And of course, to the track. This is a GT-R®, after all.
ONE MAN. ONE ENGINE.
You only need to lift the hood. Only four master craftsmen in the world are allowed to hand-assemble the GT-R®’s engine. They are known as Takumi – a Japanese term used to describe a master craftsman who has perfected his skills over years of painstaking work and dedication. And with over 100 years of combined Takumi experience in building engines, the passion is very, very strong. Each GT-R® engine is assembled by a single craftsman – and proudly bears a plaque carrying their signature. Perfection comes in many ways; each Takumi inspects each piece for quality and to guarantee precision. But it’s more than just exceptional skill that goes into the process that makes the GT-R® so special. As one of the Takumi says, “We put our souls into each engine, hoping to deliver that excitement to customers.”