Every manufacturer has its high priced toy made just for those who can afford its sky-high price tag. And as for Nissan’s newest entry into the luxury sports car market, it’s all about the 2016 GT-R Black Edition right now.
Introduced in 2007, the Nissan GT-R is a high-performance two-door sedan with supercar abilities. Currently one of the fastest cars on Earth (let alone the fastest car in Lexington!), this juggernaut boasts intriguing anime-inspired styling and state-of-the-art engineering.
The 2016 GT-R Black Edition engine is a 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 at 600 horsepower, and also comes standard with luxury features such as body paint integrated with 24-karat gold plated glass bits. The AWD Two-door wonder car is created under the auspices of NISMO, Nissan’s official in-house racing division. According to Nissan,
“NISMO was originally started by a group of “maverick” Nissan engineers in 1984. The name is taken from an abbreviation of Nissan Motorsport. The GT-R’s official nickname is “Godzilla,” a name which originated from the Australian automotive publication “Wheels,” and was originally given to the GT-R’s predecessor, the Skyline.”
Nissan executives have compared the GT-R to the giant robots in Japan’s famous Gundam anime series.
To maintain the secrecy of the process, only four master engineers in the entire world are allowed to put together the GT-R’s engine, which is assembled by hand. The Japanese name for these craftsmen is Takumi, a Japanese word that describes a master craftsman with years of dedication and experience. These four experts have more than 100 years of combined Takumi experience in engine-building between them. The creators of the Gran Turismo video games, Polyphony Digital, were called upon to help design the GT-R’s unprecedented multi-function display. The Nissan GT-R is assembled at the Nissan plant in Kaminokawa, Tochigi, Japan. (So, if you buy a new Nissan GT-R in Lexington, it certainly will have a few thousand points on its frequent flyer card well before you put any actual miles on it!) Both the engine and dual-clutch gearbox are entirely assembled by hand, so worldwide production on the GT-R is limited to only around 1,000 cars a month.
According to Nissan, the GT-R is capable of reaching top speeds of 193 MPH. As of 2014, the GT-R was the ninth-fastest production car ever tested on the Nürburgring circuit, a famous testing site in Germany. As of 2015, the Nissan GT-R was the world’s fastest-accelerating four-seat production car, capable of going from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds.
Glenn Nissan in Lexington is a valuable resource for high-performance 2016 Nissan GT-R supercar. For collectors, car lovers, and racing fans alike, the GT-R has achieved a status of legendary heights, due to its high speed and fast acceleration, state-of-the-art mechanics, and its progressive racecar aesthetics. The 2016 Nissan GT-R Black Edition, should you be interested in a more sinister look, comes with RAYS wheels and a carbon fiber spoiler (only red with black leather is available for the interior.) Thanks to Glenn Nissan, for some fortunate Kentucky car aficionados, the dream of owning a GT-R in Lexington can be a reality.