by Tony West
The 2014 Nissan GT-R is selling this summer in the US for around $100,000. With an athletic body and a 545 horsepower V6, the 2014 GT-R Black Edition and the GT-R Premium Edition have few efficient competitors.
Nissan designs the 2014 GT-R with the affluent speed demon in mind. While the hard body exterior has a tricked out edge, the interior is sporty with racer smart technology. But the real story is with the engine, suspension, and brakes. Much of the aggressive exterior design of the GT-R aids aerodynamics and airflow. The lighter more agile 2014 GT-R is also lower to the ground, reducing drag. And aeroblades on the fenders’ edge with the air vents help air flow around the vehicle and enhance cooling. The GT-R Black Edition has a cool rear spoiler made of carbon fiber materials for even better aerodynamics.
The Nissan GT-R claims to have a spacious tech savvy interior. Tech savvy yes, but I’m not buying spacious. This 4-seater sports car should’ve been a coupe. No one likes riding in the back of a supercar even if the Bilstein Damptronic Suspension and new shocks aid in adjusting to road conditions. The cockpit style interior has a Premium Interior Package available in limited numbers that adds Red Amber accents on the instrument panel, steering wheel, armrest, door trim, and shift knobs.The GT-R is all about speed. The 3.7 liter twin turbo V6 has 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque And with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission and paddle shifters at the steering wheel, the GT-R is great for track and road. The more rigid 2014 GT-R is made for high speeds, going from 0-60 mph in a staggering 2.7 seconds. The GT-R also has the world’s first independent rear transaxle ATTESA-E TS all-wheel-drive system. Driver can adjust shock absorbers, transmission and vehicle dynamic control with three settings; Normal, Sport, and Special –R. Brembro brakes and the Bilstein suspension round out an impressive performance system.
EPA is estimated at 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway for the 2014 GT-R. The V6 engine cranks out a lot of power to be so light. Cooling enhancements are a big factor in the efficient GT-R. For added agility a 4-wheel independent suspension is mounted to high precision six-point front and rear sub frames.
GT-R interior tech features Bluetooth, navigation, heated seats, navigation with real time weather and traffic, and Bose surround sound with 2 woofers in the rear center armrest. Intense speed, the sound system, and 20” aluminum alloy forged wheels should attract a more youthful car buyer. As will the video game inspired instrument panel. Info like, steering angle, brake pedal pressure, and acceleration are displayed. I’m not yet sure if this is good or hellishly great.
Even with modest interior, the 2014 Nissan GT-R has tech and race inspired features that will make it a big sell in the baller supercar segment.