2009 Nissan GT-R  -  $77,840

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $77,840
Base Invoice: $73,318
Destination Charge: $1,000
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 18 | City: 16 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: 2dr Cpe
Transmission: Sequential 6-speed manual dual-clutch paddle-shift, driver configurable transmission w/automatic mode
Engine: 3.8L DOHC 24-valve twin-turbocharged V6 engine

Model Highlights

When word first leaked in 2004 that Nissan might revive the GT-R name, the buzz evolved into a loud roar, particularly when the prototype was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show the following year. Speculation as to the car's capabilities has been rampant ever since, and Nissan has delivered.

The 2009 GT-R is a supercar in every sense of the word, and it does not disappoint. In testing at Germany's famed Nurburgring, a stock GT-R topped the record lap time for a Porsche 911 Turbo--no small feat.

The car comes in two trim levels--Base and Premium. The two are very similar, though the latter adds a Bose stereo system with extra speakers and a subwoofer, side curtain air bags, and heated/cooled seats.

Standard on all cars is a twin-turbocharged 3.8L V6, which delivers 480 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 430 lb-ft of torque between 3,200 and 5,200 rpm. The engine features a cast aluminum block, plasma-sprayed bores, and dual overhead cams with variable intake timing. The car should be good for 0 to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds, with a top speed north of 190 mph.

Power is put to the ground through a dual-clutch, six-speed paddle-shift transmission with driver-configurable modes based on road conditions and driving requirements. Shifts take as little as .2 seconds, and the unit blips the throttle on downshifts. A carbon-composite driveshaft feeds Nissan's advanced ATTESA ET-S all-wheel drive system, which creates a rear-wheel drive bias during normal conditions and 50/50 drive when things get slippery. Additionally, the GT-R features the world's first independent rear-mount transaxle and integrated AWD transfer case, which helps to create an optimal 54/46 front to rear weight distribution.

Enormous 15-inch vented disc brakes fill the GT-R's 20-inch aluminum wheels. Multi-mode four-wheel independent suspension, electronic stability control, traction control, and anti-lock brakes are standard.

The 2+2 interior features supportive leather-trimmed sport seats, easy-to-spot gauges, a six-disc CD stereo, climate control, power one-touch windows, cruise control, and a multi-function dash display with navigation.

Model News

The 2009 Nissan GT-R can trace its roots back to 1964 and the 2000GT, a hotted-up sedan the company took racing against the world. Since then, several versions have evolved, but never for America, and all of them have die-hard devotees. The all-new GT-R furthers the Nissan sporting tradition--in spades--and is finally coming to the U.S.

For 2009, the car offers 480 horsepower from a 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6. Styling is handsome and athletic and unique to the GT-R, but carries definite cues from the rest of the Nissan family. The GT-R is built on an exclusive Premium Midship chassis and comes loaded with technology designed to keep it firmly planted. A six-speed manual with automatic modes and paddle shifters gives drivers complete control.

The cockpit is all business, yet provides several amenities to keep its occupants comfortable as they hurl themselves across the highways.

Six colors are available: Super Silver, Gun Metallic, Titanium, Ivory Pearl, Solid Red, and Black Obsidian. The 2009 Nissan GT-R will come in two models--Base and Premium. Pricing ranges from $69,850 to $71,900, and the Super Silver paint adds $3,000.


Longstanding cult following from previous iterations; highly advanced all-wheel drive system; 480 horsepower V6; trick manual transmission with automatic mode; aggressive, angry styling.

Value Writeup

For the money, there's not much to touch the 2009 Nissan GT-R. With all-wheel drive, 480 horsepower, and plenty of advanced gadgetry contained beneath its attractive aluminum body, it offers Ferrari F430 and Porsche 911 Turbo performance at half the price, and it's a far more refined car than the Corvette Z06 for about the same money. The GT-R is a supercar, to be sure, and must be considered the bargain of the year.

All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
312.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
409.50 mi

Engine Order Code

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
480 @ 6400

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
430 @ 3200 - 5200

Trans Order Code

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.6 qts

EPA Classification

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
79.4 ft³

Front Head Room
38.1 in

Front Leg Room
44.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.3 in

Front Hip Room
54.7 in

Second Head Room
33.5 in

Second Leg Room
26.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
50.0 in

Second Hip Room
44.9 in

109.5 in

Length, Overall
183.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.9 in

Height, Overall
54.0 in

Track Width, Front
62.6 in

Track Width, Rear
63.0 in

Trunk Volume
8.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3814 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
20 x 9.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 x 10.5 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15 x 1.2 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.5 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

3.8L DOHC 24-valve twin-turbocharged V6 engine

Sequential 6-speed manual dual-clutch paddle-shift, driver configurable transmission w/automatic mode

Hill start assist

All wheel drive

Independent double wishbone front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

High performance Bilstein DampTronic monotube electronically controlled shock absorbers w/ high-accuracy progressive-rate coils

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

Brembo disc brakes w/full floating cross drilled ventilated rotors, monoblock 6-piston front & 4-piston rear calipers

Quad large diameter exhaust tips

20" x 9.5" front & 20" x 10.5" rear high luster smoke gray finished forged aluminum wheels w/special bead knurling

P255/40ZR20 front & P285/35ZR20 rear nitrogen filled Dunlop high performance run flat summer tires

Anti-chip paint

Aerodynamic front underbody cover

Carbon fiber rear underbody diffuser

Super wide illumination HID headlights

Front fender vents

4-ring taillights w/LED illumination

Heated remote pwr folding pwr mirrors

UV filtering front & side window glass

Integrated flush-mounted door handles

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washers

2-DIN AM/FM/CD audio system -inc: HDD music box, MP3/WMA playback, (6) speakers, speed sensitive volume control, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth phone system

In-glass radio antenna, roof mounted satellite radio antenna

8-way pwr driver/4-way pwr passenger leather & synthetic suede trimmed front sport seats

Accomodation for 4-point safety harness installation in front seats

Front seat knee pads

Dual rear leatherette bucket seats w/entry/exit switch

Center console storage w/mounted engine push start button

Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/leather appointed magnesium paddle shifters, mounted cruise/audio controls, tilt & telescopic column

Large center mounted tachometer w/gear display, easy to read graphics

Multifunction driver-focused display system -inc: gauges, timer, data logging capability, easy to read graphics, driver programmable functions

3-position set-up switches for suspension, transmission, vehicle dynamic control (VDC)

Pwr windows w/one-touch up & down

Pwr door locks

Universal garage door opener

Locking fuel filler door

Intelligent key system w/immobilizer

Navigation system w/7" color display

Automatic dual zone climate control

Rear window defroster

Aluminum interior trim

(2) 12V pwr outlets

Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass

Dual sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Map light

Door step lamp

Leather-wrapped shift knob

(3) cupholders

Locking glove compartment

Vehicle dynamic control (VDC-R) w/normal, comfort & "R" high performance modes

Electronic traction control

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Tire pressure monitoring system

Vehicle security/alarm system

Dual stage front air bags w/advanced airbag system (AABS) & occupant classification sensor

Front seat belt pretensioners, load limiters

Emergency inside trunk release

Rear child seat tether anchor














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