2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO Performance

Nissan GT-R NISMO Performance Rating

2023 GT-R NISMO Performance

The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine under the hood of the GT-R Nismo has been tuned to deliver 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque, with power being directed to all four corners. Nissan's last round of updates - introduced for the 2020 model - claims superior engine responses by up to 20 percent. With the effective launch control system hooked up, the GT-R Nismo will go from 0 to 60 in just 2.5 seconds and continue on to a top speed of 205 mph. This is faster than both the Acura NSX and the Audi R8, putting into perspective what a beast the GT-R Nismo is. However, these two competitors aren't as prone to turbo lag as the Nismo (the Audi is naturally aspirated while the NSX's hybrid powertrain delivers a surge of power throughout the rev range), so on the move, they are more responsive and flexible. The GT-R Nismo is perfectly capable of stunning passengers into silence with the force of its acceleration off the mark, though.

2023 GT-R NISMO Performance Photos

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2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO Aft View
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2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO Engine

Engine and Transmission

The well-known 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 VR38DETT engine powering the Nismo uses the same turbos found in the GT3 race car variant of the GT-R. Last year, the changes resulted in a 14.5 percent drop in mass and a 24 percent reduction in inertia, which Nissan says contributes to faster responses. Peak outputs are pegged at 600 hp and 481 lb-ft. Paired with this V6 is a six-speed dual-clutch transmission with an R Mode offering more aggressive shifts. Not all Nissan's claims have translated to the real-world driving experience, though, where the GT-R Nismo remains the victim of turbo lag. When the turbos do spool up, the GT-R Nismo will thrill you with its vicious turn of speed, but you'll also spend more time than is ideal waiting for this moment to be realized. Unlike most modern dual-clutches, the GT-R's gearbox isn't as smooth when undertaking stop-go traffic conditions, but it improves when used in anger on the track or when reverting to manual mode and using the paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel.

2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO Performance Specs:

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NISMO3.8L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas600 hp @ 6800 rpm6-Speed AutomaticAWD18 MPG

2023 GT-R NISMO Gas Mileage

With EPA-rated figures of 16/22/18 mpg across the city/highway/combined cycles, the Nissan GT-R Nismo uses as much gas as one would expect considering the towering performance on offer. A fairly large 19.5-gallon gas tank is fitted but this will still limit the range to around 351 miles in mixed driving conditions. In our experience with the GT-R Nismo, it was pretty easy to attain the 18 mpg average. If you prefer your supercar experience blended with a more efficient approach, the Acura NSX will be happy to oblige with superior figures of 21/22/21 mpg. However, the Nismo's consumption is unlikely to deter most people interested in buying one.

2023 Nissan GT-R NISMO Fuel Capacity

Nissan GT-R NISMO Tank size8.8 gal.
Nissan GT-R NISMO Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)16/22
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