2011 Nissan GT-R

  • 2011 Nissan GT-R Base Coupe

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      3.8L V6
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2011 Nissan GT-R Review

Supercar performance at an affordable price

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In a Nutshell
The 2011 Nissan GT-R is a coupe-styled supercar with incredible power, superb handling, and a luxurious interior, all at a relatively low price tag. Powered by a twin turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 engine offering 489 horsepower joined to a hand-assembled dual-clutch automatic transmission, GT-R's torque flow is flawless. The GT-R offers all-wheel drive, through a rear mounted trans axle, which improves acceleration, handling, and braking

An exceptional car, the Nissan GT-R sports elegant exterior styling made of meshed steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber materials. It is well-designed, aerodynamically-crafted, and nimble. It has exceptional 0-60 acceleration and 0-60 braking, as well as impressive quarter mile timing. The GT-R comes with Nissan standard safety equipment and has an EPA rating of 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway for fuel economy.

New for 2011

For 2011, rear cooling ducts to enhance cooling performance around the rear floor have been added to the Nissan GT-R. Additionally, the suspension has been re-tuned for a better ride. Also new are a double clear coat of paint on the fascias, automated on/off headlamps, speed-sensitive wipers, USB iPod interface, Bluetooth audio, and XM NavTraffic and NavWeather capabilities.


Engine: 3.8L twin-turbocharged V-6
Transmission: 6-speed twin-clutch automated manual
Body Style: Coupe
Trim: Base Coupe

On the Outside

Nissan has designed a distinctive supercar, not the typical low-slung exotic. Thus, the GT-R is chunkier and more muscular than other supercars and intentionally downplays sophistication, in favor of looking mean, techno, and macho.

From the Inside

The Nissan GT-R features a leather-trimmed cabin that seats four passengers. Among the high-tech features are a multifunction display, navigation system, Bose audio, heated seats, and Bluetooth. The driver's seat slides nine inches and raises 1.2 inches, while the steering wheel tilts and telescopes 2.4 inches.

Driving Performance

The Nissan GT-R's hand-built 3.8-liter V-6 engine uses plasma-coated cylinder bores to ensure optimal efficiency and twin IHI turbochargers to produce 485 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque. The GT-R's six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, also hand-built, seamlessly transmits power via an ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system. As for racing, a Brembo brake system, along with an all-aluminum suspension with Bilstein dampers, provide for braking and handling.

Safety Equipment

Equipped with front, side, and side-curtain airbags, the GT-R is also provides a tire-pressure monitoring system, four-wheel anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, and front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters.

Gas Mileage

GT-R Base Coupe: 15 mpg city/21 mpg hwy


  • Super acceleration
  • Quick shifting
  • Luxurious cabin
  • Affordable price tag


  • Stiff ride
  • Can be noisy
  • Expensive to maintain


Supercar performance at an affordable price

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