Very fast; superb acceleration; extremely agile; new interior; abundant premium amenities; affordable in relation to the competition
Less of a status symbol than most competitors; feels a little large and heavy in corners; no crash-test data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
Nissan adds a new, lower-priced Pure trim to the GT-R lineup, joining the Premium, Track and NISMO. Apple CarPlay integration is added to the NissanConnect infotainment system, and a new black "Kuro Night" interior package replaces the previous Ivory interior package. See the 2018 Nissan GT-R models for sale near you
Hard-core track enthusiasts will no doubt gravitate toward the NISMO or Track models, but we think most drivers will find the Premium offers an excellent balance between performance and livable daily driver.
The 2018 Nissan GT-R is offered in four trims: Pure, Premium, Track and NISMO.
The Pure ($101,685) includes 20-inch Rays alloy wheels, LED headlights and a multifunction display that details a range of performance data, including G-forces, shifting patterns and lap times. Drivers can use this information to improve their piloting skills. Notable convenience features include cruise control, leather and suede upholstery, an 8-in touchscreen navigation radio with NissanConnect Mobile Apps and Apple CarPlay, a Nappa leather-wrapped dashboard, Intelligent Key keyless entry and start, Bluetooth, a rearview monitor, power front seats with heat, a USB port and Bluetooth streaming capability
The Premium ($112,185) adds a premium 11-speaker Bose audio system with active noise cancellation and a Titanium exhaust with sound control.
The Track Edition ($130,185) includes a more rigid chassis, NISMO-inspired suspension tuning, NISMO front fenders, 20-in NISMO wheels, a carbon-fiber spoiler and a unique red and black interior treatment with Recaro sport seats.
The NISMO ($177,185) adds a more powerful engine, a stiffer chassis, a NISMO-tuned sport suspension featuring reduced weight and additional roll stiffness, plus carbon fiber for the rear decklid, spoiler, front and rear bumpers and front undercover. Inside, the NISMO gets Recaro sport seats and an Alcantara-wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel.
Options are limited to some interior trim packages and paint choices. The Pure and Premium trims can be equipped with an All Weather package that adds All-Season Dunlop run-flat tires.
Standard safety features for the GT-R include an antilock braking system, stability control, traction control and six airbags: front, side and head-curtain.
Due to its limited production number, neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has performed crash tests on the 2018 Nissan GT-R.
2018 Porsche 911 -- The starting price for the iconic Porsche is close to that of the GT-R, but optional equipment adds up quickly. The GT-R model's off-the-line acceleration is more impressive, but the 911 is nimbler.
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray -- The Corvette Stingray sells for half of what a GT-R costs. From a pure performance standpoint, however, the GT-R is slightly quicker and more agile. The Corvette Z06, however, significantly ups the performance quotient and still undercuts the GT-R by tens of thousands of dollars.
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Coupe -- The AMG C 63 S coupe offers both luxury and performance at a very high level. The GT-R offers more all-around track prowess, while the AMG is better suited for daily drives.
Used Ferrari F430 -- For about the price of a new GT-R, you could pick up a used 2007 Ferrari F430.