Despite being occasionally comfortable and even reasonably practical, 2016 Nissan GT-R has vicious acceleration and astonishing performance in any situation. The problem is that it has overall quite dated interior and driver-support and smartphone connectivity features is not available. The cabin is a bit small especially the rear seat is enough only for small kids. It feels light and agile for a heavy car. The exterior does look that aggressive, but compared to its competitors, it’s a very fast car.
Beneath the hood of 2016 Nissan GT-R, there is a twin-turbo V-6 engine with a 545-horsepower. With more comfortable setting, you will feel livable with the transmission. You will get more kick from full stop with the double-clutch, six-speed setting. With such great performance, it has surprisingly economy fuel consumption. The EPA estimated fuel economy rates at 19 mpg combined, 16 in the city and 22 on the highway. This power is sent to its all-wheel-drive system.
There is no different with the interior so it’s beginning to feel a bit out-of-date in the cabin. The smartphone connectivity for music streaming and hands-free calling is standard. App integration is lacking including Android Auto and CarPlay. But there are still virtual gauges Polyphony Digital-crafted series, throttle position and G-force meter and more but still it is a bit dated. Fortunately, the launch control is available that makes the shifting particularly vicious. The suspension switch allows you to set the suspension to firmer or softer. Do not forget the traction-control switch in the 2016 Nissan GT-R for more handling in cornering.
The wheel has something to the whole look. This hottest GT-R has quite striking new 20-inch, 20-spoke Rays alloy wheels replacing the last year’s 10-spoke design. Tires stay the same filled with nitrogen and are all still Dunlop Sport Maxx. Nitrogen help prevents thermal expansion in the tires. These are the only change for the 2016 Nissan GT-R. But, buyers can choose a new color, exclusive to celebrate the GT-R’s 45th anniversary with Champagne gold Limited Edition. Other color options are carried over from last year including the Deep Blue Pearl, two reds, two silvers, black, and a white.
This car is not cheap but a bit more inexpensive than most supercars. In the US, it starts at $ 102,000 for the Nissan GT-R Premium trim level. You will pay another $1,000 for the gold special Limited Edition. Invest $112,000 for the Black edition, with a carbon-fiber spoiler and unique seats and wheels. If you have the money and the will, go for the 2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO with 600 hp for the $149,990.