Nissan GTR R35 Review Australia | Features, Specification, Price
- Car Reviews,
- Jun 19, 2020
Nissan has been known to produce some of the most iconic cars of all time, cars that you will no doubt see in movies and in-car racing video games. The Nissan Skyline would no doubt be a familiar car to you, with the signature four round rear lights that are truly a legend of a car.
Nissan produced the Skyline GT-R coupe for a number of years, once way back in the 1960s and then again in the start of the new century. These were a series of high-performance sports cars, proving to be iconic and created a cult following among car enthusiasts. The Skyline marked many successes for Nissan both on the racing track and on the road. In 1989, the Skyline was given the nickname of ‘Godzilla’ which continues to this day.
The History of the Nissan GT-R R35
After the success of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, came the Nissan GT-R. There was initial confusion that the GT-R was a continuation of the Skyline series, and indeed the new series shared the same four round taillights, but that is not the case. This was an entirely new series of sports cars, with a brand-new chassis code called CBA-35 and which earned the series the name of Nissan GT-R R35. The ‘Godzilla’ nicknames get applied to the new series as well, and rightly so, due to the V6 engine and the powerful all-wheel drive that makes this more of a missile than a sports car.
It was first revealed as a concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2001 and then again at the same venue four years later. Even though these were concept models, Nissan assured that these would be models brought to production similar in design.
Nissan GT-R Review
The Nissan GT-R has been known to defy the law of physics and aerodynamics and gives a new meaning to a high-performance sports car, redefining what you might think before you took a drive in this beast. It offers a thrilling experience while driving, the interior is relaxing (and somewhat simple) and state-of-the-art technology that really moves when you want it to.
Known as Godzilla by most people, truly so with its powerful engine and incredible body which relates to a dinosaur, this is a magnificent car that has been in production from the last thirteen years. It was first produced in 2007, and quickly gained popularity and pumped sales for Nissan. Since its production started, there have not been many changes in the design or the engine specifications and you can still experience the mind-boggling acceleration. The acceleration is due to the twin-turbo V6 engine which works wonders and lets you explore the limits of the car.
For obvious reasons, you can’t possibly test the car and take it to full throttle on public roads without committing a felony, but that does not mean that you can take it out for a spin and swerve the car around tight corners to see the actual wonders that this car produces. That being said, the Nissan GT-R R35 has seen its climax in popularity and there are other cars being made which give a nice competition in the same price, if not less.
Nissan GT-R R35 Specifications
Okay, so let us start with the most interesting facts first: the engine. The Nissan Skyline GT-R R35 comes loaded with a 3.8-liter V6 engine which produces GT-R R35 horsepower of an overwhelming 550 bhp of power and an outstanding 466lb ft of torque. Its top speed is recorded at 193 mph in normal conditions, but if you press that ‘R-Start’ launch control button, you are sure to get an extra burst of acceleration that is bound to surprise you. The car reached the 0-60 mph speed in a staggering three seconds! The Nissan GTR R35 Nismo is found to be even faster than that.
Then comes the advanced all-wheel-drive that harnesses the power from the engine to all the wheels as per need, giving an extra surge of power that is surprising, to say the least. Combine that with the brilliant six-speed automatic transmission and the adjustable suspension, there is not much left to be desired. It also offers a rigidity that is rare in other cars and quick steering that makes even amateurs feel as if they have been driving the thing for years. The special Track edition and the Nissan GTR R35 2019 Nismo further improve the performance due to a tuned-up engine that gives even higher power output.
To cap things, the GT-R also applies active noise cancellation so that even when you are revving the V6 engine to the maximum, the sound does not seem to be punishing to your ears and you can comfortably enjoy the ride. The GT-R is reported to earn 16 mpg within the city limits and almost 21 mpg when you are out on the highway.
Nissan GT-R R35 Features
The interior of the Nissan GT-R R35 is found to be so-so and this is one of the few drawbacks that you will note about this wonderful vehicle. The front seats are roomy and comfortable with ample space for both the driver and passenger to sit back and relax. Alas, that cannot be said of the rear seats which are large enough to seat two children. If you were expecting an interior to match those of the Audi or Mercedes vehicles, that think again. Although it features all the standard tech and gadgets, but it is not exactly the most high-end interior that you will ever see.
Standard features include an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay supported, GPS navigation and a Bose Audio system. It also offers a suede and leather-covered upholstery, dual-zone climate control heated front seats, a center console bin, and more.