The newest version of the much respected Nissan Skyline GT-R is finally making its way to the U.S. market!
The all new Nissan GT-R will be available in the U.S. sometime in early 2008.
• VR-series twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6.
• 480 hp @ 6,800 rpm. 430 lb-ft torque @ 3,200–5,200 rpm.
• Dual overhead camshafts with variable intake-valve timing.
• Cast aluminum cylinder block with high-endurance/low-friction plasma-sprayed bores.
• IHI twin turbochargers, one per cylinder bank.
• Pressurized lubrication system with thermostatically controlled cooling.
• ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with independent rear-mounted
transaxle integrating transmission, differential and AWD transfer case.
• Rigid, lightweight carbon-composite driveshaft between engine and transaxle.
• Electronic traction control plus 1.5-way mechanically locking rear differential.
Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC-R) with three driver-selectable settings:
Normal (for daily driving, controls brakes and engine output), R-Mode
(for ultimate performance, utilizes AWD torque distribution for
additional vehicle stability) and Off (driver does not want the help of
• Hill Start Assist prevents rollback when starting on an incline.
• 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with three driver-selectable modes:
Normal (for maximum smoothness and efficiency), Snow (for gentler
starting and shifting on slippery surfaces), and R mode (for maximum
performance with fastest shifts).
• Fully automatic shifting or full sequential manual control via gearshift or steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
• Dual clutch design changes gears in less than 0.5 second (0.2 second in R mode).
• Downshift Rev Matching (DRM).
• Predictive pre-shift control (in R mode) based on throttle position, vehicle speed, braking and other information.