2016 Nissan GT-R model: coral color with V6 VR38DETT engine

The Nissan GT-R, is a sports car and grand tourer produced by Nissan, unveiled in 2007. It is the successor to the Nissan Skyline GT-R, a high-performance variant of the Nissan Skyline. Although this model was the sixth-generation to bear the GT-R name, it is no longer part of the Skyline line-up. The GT-R is built on the PM platform, which is derived from the FM platform used in the Skyline and the Nissan Z models.

After more than six years of development, the production version of the GT-R was unveiled at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show and featured the VR38DETT engine and other new technologies. The overall body is made out of steel, aluminium and other materials such as carbon-fibre. The GT-R was sold worldwide, unlike its predecessors which were only sold in a limited number of markets.

The GT-R has had several facelifts, updates and special editions throughout the years. The GT-R was praised and received various accolades by automotive publications for its performance and practicality at a relatively-low price. It is one of the fastest production cars in the market. It has also competed in various motorsports.

2016 facelift

In 2016, for the 2017 model year, the GT-R was facelifted and re-codenamed as “4BA–R35”, which offered the same twin-turbocharged 3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in) V6 VR38DETT engine, but increased engine output to 565 PS (416 kW; 557 hp) at 6,800 rpm and 633 N⋅m (467 lbf⋅ft) at 3,300–5,300 rpm, maximum speed of the engine (redline) was also increased from 7,000 to 7,100 rpm.

The transmission system was also refined to shift gears smoothly and quieter than before. Other upgrades include; new front and rear bumpers, improving cooling and downforce; entire interior was offered with a new leather material, including a new steering wheel; 8-inch display infotainment system with a redesigned carbon-fibre centre console; 20-inch 15 spoke forged aluminium wheels; re-tuned suspension system; a titanium exhaust system and upgraded braking system.

Nissan claimed these upgrades led the GT-R to have a better ride quality, increased acceleration at mid to high rpm ranges (3200 rpm and above) and also to increase cornering performance. These upgrades were also applied to the Track Edition and Nismo variants.

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