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2015 Nissan GT-R

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/25/2015 Stefan Ogbac

New for 2015

The 2015 Nissan GT-R gains a revised chassis for a better balance between handling and comfort, a new Bose Active noise Cancellation System (except on the GT-R Nismo), a new Premium Interior Package, a new exterior color, an available hand-stitched Ivory interior color, new LED headlights, and revised rear LED lights.

The GT-R Nismo is the newest addition to the range, with a tuned version of the twin turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 now making 600hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. This is the most performance oriented model of the range with a more aggressive suspension setup, revised aerodynamics, Recaro front bucket seats, and an Alcantara-trimmed steering wheel. A Titanium exhaust system is an available option.

Vehicle Summary

The 2015 Nissan GT-R is a super car slotting above the two-seat 370Z and sold in three grades. Its sole engine is a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 with 545 hp and 463 lb-ft (600 hp and 481 lb-ft in the GT-R Nismo) and is paired to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission mounted in the rear transaxle.


The 2015 Nissan GT-R offers cutting-edge performance befitting cars more than twice its price. With its powerful twin turbocharged V-6, it provides powerful acceleration while its advanced all-wheel-drive system and chassis provide superb handling that allows it to take corners at high speeds. Nismo models provide the most potent performance with revisions made to make the car an even better performer. Despite having a powerful engine, the 2015 GT-R earns respectable fuel economy ratings at 16/23 mpg city/highway.

Interior space in the 2015 GT-R is small, as expected for a car focused on performance, which means the rear seats are extremely tight, making it useless for people. Front seats, however, are supportive and hold occupants in place during spirited driving. Outward visibility is surprisingly good, giving drivers a good view out of the car. Ride comfort and interior refinement have also improved, making it less jarring and quieter than before.

The 2015 Nissan GT-R has not been crash tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS.

What We Think

The 2015 Nissan GT-R remains an impressive supercar with superb performance in virtually all conditions due to its excellent all-wheel-drive system, powerful twin turbocharged, V-6 engine, quick-shifting dual-clutch transmission, and well-tuned chassis. In a First Test of the GT-R Nismo, we said that it provided the most performance, distributing power "smoothly and progressively" while improved steering and suspension makes it even more responsive compared to other GT-R's. Additionally, we also noted that despite all the performance upgrades, the car's ride comfort is better than before and its interior is much quieter compared to when the car originally came to market.

You'll Like

  • Excellent performance
  • Good outward visibility
  • Supportive front seats

You Won't Like

  • Rear seats useless for people
  • Hard ride in even in Comfort Mode

Key Competitors

  • Porsche 911
  • Audi R8
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  • Dodge Viper SRT
  • BMW M6


5 star


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