Nearly every vehicle manufacturer has a top-of-the-line model, and 2015 Nissan GT-R Debuts Soon in Tacoma is Nissan’s answer to the performance market. The designers and engineers at Nissan have created one of the most iconic supercars of all time, and the new 2015 is so impressive, that merely mentioning its name creates a buzz with the world’s most respected automotive experts. The car will come in many trim levels: Premium, Black Edition, Track Edition, and NISMO. All are powered by a 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6 engine that mashes out a respectable 545 hp. With the GT-R its never been about massive amounts of hp, but how it is delivered. The engine is massively powerful for the weight of the vehicle and is highly refined—so much so that it earns a ULEV-II emissions rating (ultra low emissions). Rather than traditional cast-iron liners, the 2015 Nissan GT-R Debuts Soon in Tacoma features a unique plasma coating on each-cylinder with an independent intake system for each bank of cylinders. Nissan says, “By using a powerful twin-turbocharged V6 rather than a larger and heavier V8 or V12 (like other supercars in its class), the Nissan GT-R exploits its PM design for ultimate balance.” The PM design stands for Premium Midship which translates to an engine that sits further back in the chassis for crisper turn-in, quick steering response and overall balance.
Every Nissan GT-R engine is hand-assembled by a single technician. Nissan says, “One of only eight allowed the honor.” It is put together in a dust-free, temperature-controlled clean room. Other performance systems include the all-wheel drivetrain that has made the GT-R so famous. Instead of a 50/50 torque split between the front and rear axles, the electronically controlled system of the 2015 Nissan GT-R Debuts Soon in Tacoma provides up to 100% of available torque to the rear wheels, and can send up to 50% of torque to the front wheels. Nissan says, “This provides the steering feel and response of a rear-wheel vehicle, while giving the added confidence that on AWD can offer.”
Come visit us in person at 1700 Alexander Ave, Fife, WA 98424 for an in-depth discussion about all of the tech features of the new GT-R. This includes an unconventional dual clutch 6-speed transmission with two clutches and no clutch pedal. The GT-R transmission can shift as quickly as 0.15 seconds when in R-Mode. Bringing that kind of speed to a stop is a 6-piston front and 4-piston rear caliper system for stronger, more equal clamping power. Expect to see the 2015 GT-R early next year.