2018 Nissan GT-R

Pros: World-class acceleration and cornering capabilities; improved interior materials; one-of-a-kind high-tech personality; affordable when compared to other exotic supercars

Cons: No manual transmission available; powertrain can feel a bit clunky and unrefined in everyday driving; pricey when compared to a Chevrolet Corvette or entry-level Porsche 911

CG Says: The 2018 Nissan GT-R adds a new entry-level Pure model that deletes luxuries such as Bose sound system and active noise cancellation. Apple CarPlay is now available. The Nissan GT-R offers ferocious acceleration, a comfortable and well-appointed interior, and decent luggage space and front-seat room for a high-end supercar. The NISMO model ratchets up the performance level even further, with more horsepower, enhanced aerodynamics, and suspension refinements. A twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 develops 565 horsepower in the GT-R Pure/Premium/Track Edition, while the GT-R NISMO puts out 600 hp. A 6-speed automated-manual transmission is the sole transmission. A titanium exhaust system is standard on all GT-Rs except Pure. Despite the many worthwhile improvements of 2017, the 2018 Nissan GT-R still has a few rough edges—primarily a stiff ride and occasionally clunky powertrain behavior in mundane driving. However, this is an exotic performance car that offers mind-bending performance that can make even average-Joe drivers feel like pros—all at prices that undercut most “true” luxury exotics.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Nissan
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Pure: $101,685
Premium: $112,185
Track Edition: $130,185
NISMO: $177,185

Base Engine
twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6
Horsepower
565 (600 in NISMO)
Std. Transmission
6-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2018 Nissan GT-R NISMO
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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