Unsurprisingly, the Nissan GT-R Nismo's status as a low-volume, high-priced performance car means that it hasn't been evaluated for crashworthiness by US safety authorities like the NHTSA and the IIHS. This scenario is unlikely to change for the remainder of the car's life, so don't expect an official safety rating or reviews anytime soon.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
Older vehicles are less likely to be equipped with the latest driver-assist technologies and the GT-R Nismo is no different, so don't expect to find things like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and a surround-view camera system anywhere - and that includes the options list. Some safety items are non-negotiable, though, so the GT-R does have a rearview camera, tire-pressure monitoring, and six airbags, including curtain airbags for occupants in the front. On a performance car like this, the Nismo's traction control system and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes are critical as well. Other standard features include hill-start assist, front/rear parking sensors, and basic cruise control.
|Nissan GT-R NISMO Trims||NISMO|
|Rear Parking Aid||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||N/A|
|Lane Departure Warning||N/A|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S|
The one advantage to the Nissan's age is that the GT-R hasn't succumbed to any major reliability issues through the years, despite its advanced mechanicals. The most recent recall came in 2019 and was for a rearview camera that fails to display images, consequently reducing driver visibility.
The GT-R's basic warranty isn't that generous, though, covering either 36,000 miles or three years, depending on which comes first. For example, Audi sells the Audi with a basic warranty that runs for either an extra year or 14,000 miles. GT-R owners will also receive a five-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranty and roadside assistance for the same time period/mileage.