2022 Nissan GT-R

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The 2022 Nissan GT-R, with up to 600 horsepower under the hood, is a powerful sports car with tenacious handling that earns its “Godzilla” moniker. However, Nissan will also release a Special Edition GT-R based on the 600-hp NISMO trim.

The car will be sold in limited quantities, though Nissan has not stated how many will be sold in the North American market. Special Edition models will be distinguished by distinctive black-painted 20-inch wheels with red accents, a carbon-fiber hood, and a unique Stealth Gray exterior paint color.

The 2022 Nissan GT-R enters a new model year with a minimal run of the Nismo Special Edition, a model that uses the 600-horsepower Nismo variant as its base.

What makes this new version so special is its 20-inch black alloy wheels, carbon fiber hood, and Stealth Gray paint job with red accents.  It’s a bold and brash design even for a sports car that’s earned the nickname “Godzilla.”

Nissan is releasing a Special Edition model of the GT-R based on the 600-hp NISMO trim for 2022. The car will be sold only in limited numbers, although Nissan has not yet said how many will come to North America.

Special Edition models will be identified by unique black-painted 20-inch wheels with red accents, a carbon-fiber hood, and a special Stealth Gray exterior paint color.

ENGINE AND IMPLEMENTATION

The 2022 Nissan GT-R‘s standard twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6 makes a mighty 565 horsepower. It hooks up to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive that conspire to put all that power to the pavement.

At our test track, the GT-R launched itself from zero to 60 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds. The GT-R’s quick steering, rigid structure, and adjustable suspension can make even amateurs feel positively heroic from behind the wheel.

Want more? Check out the Track Edition and NISMO models with a tuned-up engine of 600 horsepower. The ride is firm but not punishing and, thanks to active sound cancellation, the thrum of the GT-R’s engine doesn’t punish your eardrums when cruising on the highway.

ENERGY AND REAL-WORLD-MPG

The EPA estimates that every GT-R will earn 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. However, we don’t know its real-world mpg since we haven’t tested one on our 200-mile highway fuel-economy route. For more information about the 2022 Nissan GT-R’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

INTERIOR, CONVENIENCE, AND BOOTH

Inside, the 2022 Nissan GT-R’s front seats are plenty roomy but the rear seats are places only small children could find comfortable.

The interior is nicely appointed and offers a host of standard features, but those seeking a high-end interior such as those of the Audi R8 or the Mercedes-AMG GT will be disappointed.

Every model features dual-zone climate control, leather-and-suede-covered upholstery, heated front seats, and more. Interior cubby storage is scarce with nothing more than large door pockets and a small center console bin.

IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT AND INTERCONNECTIONS

Every 2022 Nissan GT-R is fitted with an 8.0-inch touchscreen that can also be controlled with a rotary knob on the center console.

While Apple CarPlay capability, built-in navigation, and a Bose audio system are standard, Android Auto is not an option. Its infotainment system is easy enough to use even if its graphics and menus are not the most attractive.

PROTECTION AND DRIVER-ASSISTANCE ASPECTS

You won’t find any of Nissan’s driver-assistance features here, but to be fair, those types of electronics aren’t commonplace in most of the GT-R’s rivals, either.

For more information about the 2022 Nissan GT-R’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

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2022 Nissan GT-R

2022 Nissan GT-R

2022 Nissan GT-R

2022 Nissan GT-R

2022 Nissan GT-R

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO

VEHICLE TYPE
front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe

BASE PRICE
$212,435

ENGINE TYPE
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection

Displacement
232 cu in, 3799 cc
Power
600 hp @ 6800 rpm
Torque
481 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm

TRANSMISSION
6-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 109.4 in
Length: 184.6 in
Width: 74.6 in
Height: 53.9 in
Passenger volume: 79 cu ft
Trunk volume: 9 cu ft
Curb weight: 3850 lb

PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
Zero to 60 mph: 3.0 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 6.9 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 11.2 sec

EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST)
Combined/city/highway: 18/16/22 mpg

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