Breaking Down the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO

SMADE NEW YORK | Say hello to Nissan latest monster the 2015 GT-R NISMO aka Godzilla NISMO.  The GT-R has long been on my favorites list, and with the addition of the NISMO model, this car just jump to the top of my list and i can speak for many enthusiast out there that feels the same too. Nissan is definitely putting the NISMO name to used. This isn’t your average Godzilla,This is Godzilla NISMO, wearing Nissan latest VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 engine that racks up 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. That is a total of 55 more horsepower and 18 lb-ft of torque; than on other GT-R models. Although mounted to a platform that is Rear-drive bias,the  NISMO can transfer up to 50 percent of torque to the front wheels when needed, torque split continuously variable depending on speed, lateral and transverse acceleration, steering angles, tire slip, road surface and yaw rate; making it one of the smartest performance rides on the road.

SMADE MEDIA breakdown The 2015 GT-R Godzilla NISMO to cover each and every details of the Nissan latest coupe.


  • Exclusive NISMO aerodynamic package, with unique carbon fiber front and rear bumpers, Dark Gray outside mirrors with red stripe, carbon fiber side sill covers
  • Front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts
  • 0.26 coefficient of drag, with high front and rear downforce
  • Hybrid body construction of steel, die-cast aluminum and carbon fiber
  • Addition of adhesive bonding (in addition to spot welding) for increase body shell rigidity
  • Bold front fascia with aggressive double aerodynamic fins, integrated high intensity LED running lights and plated parts for the headlight inner panels, enhancing the GT-R’s strong visual presence
  • Multi-LED headlights with signature lighting
  • Auto on/off headlights and speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • GT-R hallmark four-ring taillights, which now form coherent circles of illumination
  • Four-passenger cabin with sloping “aero blade canopy” roofline and curved C-pillar “sword edge,” which facilitate air flow around the rear of the vehicle
  • Airflow above and below the vehicle is managed by a functional carbon fiber underbody diffuser and rear spoiler
  • Carbon fiber trunk lid
  • Handmade, limited production dry carbon rear spoiler*
  • Large, integrated quad exhaust tips
  • Five available exterior colors: Jet Black, Solid Red, Pearl White, a limited production 4-stage metallic Super Silver and a Low-Gloss Matte Grey (exclusive for GT-R NISMO only)



  • Advanced Premium Midship platform, enabling the use of a world’s first independent rear transaxle all-wheel drive system, which places the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle, without traditional torque tubes, allowing the suspension to operate completely independently
  • Exclusive hand-assembled twin-turbo VR38DETT 3.8-liter V6 engine with nameplate designating the individual engine builder
  • 600 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm, 481 lb-ft of torque @ 3,200 – 5,800 rpm
  • Plasma-sprayed bores for reduced friction, lighter weight, enhanced cooling, power output and fuel efficiency
  • Symmetrical independent intake and exhaust manifold system featuring twin IHI turbochargers
  • Available full Titanium exhaust system with reduced weight and thickness, integrated fins and undercover ducts
  • Secondary air management system for improved cold-start emissions performance
  • Thermostatically-controlled oil cooling system; oil scavenger pump to maintain oil flowing to the turbochargers; lateral wet and dry sump oiling system
  • Incorporation of high-output injectors that more precisely control fuel injection to improve mid-range engine response and acceleration at higher rpms
  • Specially designed baffle plate in the oil pan, designed to better stabilize oil pressure during high-performance driving
  • Paddle-shifted sequential six-speed dual clutch transmission; manual and automatic modes
  • Rear transaxle features separate clutches for the odd (1,3,5) and even (2,4,6) gears; sequential shifting; gear pre-selection for quick shifts
  • Hill Start Assist for easy starts on an uphill incline
  • Electronically-controlled ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system
  • Rear-drive bias, up to 50 percent of torque can be transmitted to the front wheels when needed, torque split continuously variable depending on speed, lateral and transverse acceleration, steering angles, tire slip, road surface and yaw rate
  • GT-R specific yaw-rate feedback control, measuring differences between the target yaw rate calculated from steering angle, actual yaw rate detected by the yaw-rate sensor and G sensor to adjust torque bias



  • NISMO-tuned suspension with reduced weight and additional roll stiffness, specialized Bilstein DampTronic gas pressure shock absorbers and spring rates
  • Special “set-up switches” located in the center of the instrument panel; adjusts transmission, shock absorbers and the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC-R), three settings – Normal, Special or R
  • 4-wheel independent suspension mounted to six-point front and rear subframes
  • GT-R specific adjustable Bilstein DampTronic suspension system utilizes multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces for all situations and a high level of control for a variety of driving situations
  • 15.35-inch front and 15.0-inch rear Brembo full-floating cross-drilled two-piece rotors, low steel high stiffness brake pads, radial-mounted Brembo monoblock six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers, which in combination minimize fade and provide intense stopping performance
  • Front and rear brake cooling air guides
  • Lightweight 6-spoke RAYS aluminum-alloy forged wheels
  • Wheels feature special knurling to assist with securing the tires during hard acceleration or braking
  • Nitrogen-filled Dunlop® Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT extreme performance run-flat tires, sized 255/40ZRF20 front and 285/35ZRF20 rear, with special NISMO-tuned compound



  • Interior designed to balance performance, functionality and comfort
  • Optimal driving position provided by rear transaxle layout, with flat floor and narrow center console
  • Driver-surrounding instrument panel, with all meters and multi-function meter at a uniform height to minimize the driver’s head movement; new carbon-style meter cluster finish
  • Large, red-accented center-mounted tachometer, with gear display on its upper right, as well as the easy-to-read graphics, give the driver instant detailed information
  • Recaro performance front bucket seats
  • Heated front seats
  • A video game-inspiredmulti-function display with eleven pages of mechanical and driving information available, including acceleration, brake pedal pressure, steering angle; system was designed in collaboration with Polyphony Digital, creators of Gran Turismo electronic game
  • Navigation system featuring easy-to-use touch pad, as well as traditional navigation switches; NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information and NavWeather (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)
  • Screen interface also features enriched entertainment system with CD player controls and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, DVD video playback capability
  • Standard specially designed 11-speaker Bose  audio system,
  • Standard USB iPod interface, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth
  • Carbon fiber interior trim
  • Standard RearView Monitor
  • Black interior color with red stitching



  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System for driver and front passenger
  • Standard front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags for driver and front passenger
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front seat occupant head protection
  • Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Three-point ELR/ALR rear seat belts



  • Available in one model: GT-R NISMO
  • One available option – Titanium Exhaust System
  • Vehicle assembly in Tochigi, Japan; engines hand-assembled in Yokohama, Japan




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