Nissan’s Finest: Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 GT-R Black Edition – Lexington, KY

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.

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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.

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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.