The clean, straightforward design of the 2019 Nissan Gtr Specs is let down only by the turbo model’s excessive add-ons.
2019 Nissan Gtr Specs Concept, Redesign and Review
The 2019 Nissan GT-R might be the least-dramatic supercar in the world, but only because it’s effortlessly, breathtakingly fast. The GT-R’s video game-like pace and driving dynamics and (somewhat) palatable price keep it a compelling option even as this design’s age is readily apparent, warranting a rating of 6.6 out of 10 overall.
After a handful of updates the past few model years, the GT-R is unchanged for 2019 apart from a $50 price bump at every trim level above the base Pure, which starts just a hair over $100,000. READ ~ Galant 2020 Release Date
Despite a decade in the U.S. market, the GT-R has aged remarkably well from a styling standpoint, with just enough modern touches to keep it current. Though the boxy profile is more akin to an ordinary coupe than a supercar, part of this Nissan’s appeal is its everyday usability despite mind-bending performance.
Speaking of which, the fire-breathing heart of the GT-R is a hand-built 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 that cranks out 565 horsepower as standard and 600 hp in Nismo guise, making 60 mph possible in just 2.7 seconds. Standard all-wheel drive and a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission provide astonishing grip and responsiveness, and the adjustable suspension makes the GT-R both a more comfortable cruiser and a corner-carving monster.
Though starting at over six figures, the GT-R’s performance keeps it competitive with some of the world’s most exclusive supercars for a relative bargain, and an updated interior with standard navigation, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Bose audio, active noise cancellation, four seats (if not room for four adults), and nappa leather upholstery make it more usable than almost any of its more expensive competitors.
No safety ratings are available and without any active features such as automatic emergency braking, driving the GT-R will require your full attention, but it’s likely to hold it anyway. Fuel economy is impressive for a car of this performance level, too, managing 18 mpg combined.
Despite an age now in double digits, the 2019 Nissan GT-R has aged well, but isn’t as exciting to look at as other sports and supercars in its performance bracket. Still, the classic coupe proportions and tasteful touches warrant 8 out of 10.
While other supercars wear slinkier sheet metal, the 2019 GT-R’s looks belie the performance within, cutting the profile of a relatively common coupe. There’s no mistaking Godzilla for anything else on the road, especially now that the Altima coupe no longer exists
ALSO SEE: 2019 Mercedes-Benz Glc New Concept
With the right amount of flares, intakes, and spoilers to dial up the intrigue, though, this is a handsome vehicle over 10 years into its run. A new grille and LED lights help keep things current, while the interior is updated from PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 4, and features the right number of knobs, buttons, and screens displaying pertinent driving information.
Opting for the Track Edition or Nismo versions of the GT-R dials up the visual intensity, but rest assured that the lip spoilers, upgraded brakes and wheels, and other touches are as much about shaving seconds off lap times as impressing bystanders.
Performance is what the 2019 Nissan GT-R is all about, and despite its age, this car scoots with extraordinary pace, especially for the price. That’s good enough for an 10 out of 10 in our book.
By now, you may have heard plenty of the Nissan GT-R’s beating heart, a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 that’s hand-built by specially-trained engineers in Japan for each individual vehicle. With 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque, there are some muscle cars and supercars that have it beat, but it’s in how the GT-R delivers that power that makes it a legend.
The sprint to 60 miles-per-hour comes in just 2.7 seconds (or less) on the way to a top speed of nearly 200 mph, and with over 10 years of tinkering with the performance, the 2019 GT-R is better-sorted than ever. That mind-bending acceleration is thanks in part to the excellent all-wheel-drive system and 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that both come standard, putting the power down through 20-inch wheels with no drama whatsoever and helping Godzilla corner like it’s on rails.
The best value in 2019 Nissan Gtr Specs is a base model with manual gearbox, but it’s still decently priced after adding fancy audio, leather, and a moonroof.