2016 Nissan GTR Review

New model year brings the beginning of the new generation for this popular sport coupe. Its production started relatively early, back in 2007, and today 2016 Nissan GTR brings a lot of updates, including longer wheelbase. The popularity of the vehicle is based on its massive power, and from the moment it was released, it was called “the beast” and “Godzilla”. Previous exterior changes were modest, since Nissan’s engineers focused on the performance, but new generation brings massive design changes too.

2016 Nissan GTR Front

2016 Nissan GTR changes and news

Appearance of the 2016 Nissan GTR only resembles already known model. Front end of the vehicle is completely changed, starting from the nose. It looks sportier and more aggressive thanks to the boomerang headlights and V-bar grille. The hood is placed lower than ever, so it gives the 2016 Nissan’s GTR formula-like feel and look. Roof of the 2016 GTR is also lowered, while body shape is additionally styled with blacked-out details.

Rear side is also modified a lot. Its taillights changed its shape, and instead of round shape, they will be molded in C-shape. 2016 Nissan GTR interior changes are not known yet, but we are sure that Nissan will compliment it with ravishing exterior. Formula-like look with formula-like performance in a regular sport car is more than we expected from the latest GTR’s edition.

2016 Nissan GTR Rear

2016 Nissan GTR regular and hybrid

Even if Nissan doesn’t change anything under the hood of its GTR, it will continue to be the car with one of the best outputs. But being top league and staying on top means constant improvements. This is why sport car fans love this model. New generation brings several novelties regarding the powertrain.

Biggest news when it comes to 2016 Nissan GTR is linked to its hybrid version. The combined output of the hybrid version will be rated at 800 horsepower. Nissan cooperated with Williams F1 in order t deliver the best possible performance of the hybrid with highest output. Slave engine will be a 3.8-liter V6 with an output of 595 hp which will be combined with KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) which will provide additional 250 hp.

The standard version will probably remain the same, with a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, that delivers 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque, under the hood.  Nismo deliver even more power, precisely 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. Drive system and transmission will remain unchanged too, meaning 4WD and six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Some sources, however, indicated that 2016 GTR could be packed with an Alpha 4.0-liter Omega Spec race engine, but there is no any reliable info confirming this news, so we will have to inform you later on, as soon as we get the news confirmation or denial.

2016 Nissan GTR Side

2016 Nissan GTR competition

2016 Nissan GTR will face some serous rivals on its racing way. Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe and Audi R8 are some of its known competitors. With latest improvements, 2016 GTR will have to face some serious performers, and add Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C and Lamborghini Huracan to its list of opponents.

2016 Nissan GTR price and release

Pricing range is expected to go from $120,000 to $200,000, but it is still early to prognosticate exact price tags, since the release of the 2016 Nissan GTR is not expected before third quarter of 2015.

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