When it comes to sheer performance, the 2019 Nissan GT-R dwells in the same rarefied air the world's exotic supercars. Although it hasn't changed much over the years, the GT-R retains full rights to its decade-old nickname: Godzilla.
What's New for 2019
The GT-R continues with minimal revisions.
Choosing Your Nissan GT-R
The GT-R runs with a 3.8-liter turbocharged V6 engine that produces a mighty 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque. As if that's not astonishing enough for a V6, the line-topping NISMO version houses 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive, an adaptive sport suspension, and a dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission come standard. Buyers also get run-flat summer performance tires on 20-inch forged alloy wheels. The standard GT-R sprints from zero to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds flat – the NISMO does it in about 2.7 seconds.
The well-appointed interior can fit two rear passenger in a pinch, and the trunk is rated at 8.8 cubic feet, enough for two sets of golf clubs. According to EPA estimates, the GT-R delivers a reasonable 16 miles per gallon city, 22 mpg highway, and 18 combined.
The GT-R is offered in four trim levels:
The 2019 Nissan GT-R Pure carries all the essential performance ingredients that made the GT-R a legend. That makes it a bargain in this league. Most drivers won't get the opportunity to sample of the wonders of Track Edition and NISMO, which need a racetrack and some stiff competition to be truly appreciated.