2021 Nissan GT-R: A Trim Comparison
The Nissan GT-R is more than a powerful engine, though it does have plenty of horsepower to satiate the speediest of demons. It’s also a high-tech dynamo that will blow away the competition.
Available Nissan GT-R Trims
It should be noted that the 50th anniversary and Track editions of the GT-R will no longer be available but that doesn’t mean you don’t have two high-performance options to choose from. We examine each of the available trims, including the insanely high-powered Nismo trim. Let’s take a closer look!
The 2021 Nissan GT-R Premium starts at $113,540 and comes with a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged 24-valve V-6 engine. This beast is capable of 565 horsepower and takes advantage of a Premium Midship platform design for balance. The dual-clutch six-speed transmission has three driver-selectable modes: normal, R-mode, and save. To help the driver maintain control, this trim of the Nissan GT-R features an electric all-wheel-drive system. It can provide all available torque to the rear wheels or can send 50% the front wheels, when necessary.
The GT-R Premium trim has a unique vehicle dynamic control system with three driver-selectable modes. It’s designed unlike any other stability control system on the road because it adjusts engine speed and applies braking to the appropriate wheel when it senses over- or under-steering. This helps keep drivers snugly on the road during less than ideal weather conditions. The titanium exhaust also has exhaust sound control.
For convenience, it has a configurable multi-function display system. Additionally, drivers will find a rearview monitor, 11 Bose speakers, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, and active noise cancellation. The vehicle’s infotainment system features an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation features, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, two USB ports, HD radio, and lastly, satellite radio.
The 2021 Nissan GT-R NISMO starts at $210,740. This trim comes with the NISMO-tuned 600-horsepower, 3.8-liter high capacity engine that could be found in 2020’s GT-R Track Edition. This trim pairs NISMO black 20-inch super-lightweight Rays wheels from the previous trim with the addition of a specific NISMO aerodynamic body design. The carbon-fiber front and rear fascia allow this vehicle to attain top speeds without any issues.
The inside is just as sleek with a red and black interior, plus the tachometer receives a major upgrade. This specially designed and badged instrument gives the driver a clear and detailed view of the engine’s performance. The NISMO Recaro leather-appointed front seats are lined with comfortable synthetic suede inserts and help support your body through even the strongest of g-forces during turns.
Other features offered in the NISMO are Alcantara leather-wrapped steering wheel and carbon fiber accents for reduced vehicle weight.
(Featured image via Nissan)