The 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 follows the legacy left by its predecessor. This year's model comes with a more powerful engine and more durable moving parts. At the same time, the aerodynamics went through a redesign process for improved downforce.
|Vehicle Type: Super Sport Coupe||Est. Market Price: NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.5 gals (73L)||MPG: NA|
|Length: 183.9 in. (467.1 cm)||Wheelbase: 109.4 in. (277.8 cm)|
|Height: 53.9 in. (136.9 cm)||Width: 74.6 in. (189.4 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 2866 lbs (1300 kg)||Ground Clearance: NA|
|Luggage Capacity: 8.8 cu ft||Maximum Seating: 1|
|Engine: V6 Turbocharged||Displacement: 3.8 Liter|
|Horsepower: 543 HP||Max RPM: 6500 rpm|
|Torque: 470 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Seq. Automatic|
The engine is the main attraction. The 2013 Nismo comes with a 3.8 liter turbocharged V6 engine that generates 543 HP at 6500 rpm, producing 470 lb-ft @ 5000 of torque. With its camshaft upgraded, the performance of the car outperforms its predecessor. It uses a 6 speed sequential gearbox and a semi-automatic pneumatic paddle.
The Nismo comes with better aerodynamics that help improved the downforce effect, ensuring maximum tire to road contact while cornering. Its stability on the road is also backed up by state Brembo braking system.
The new Nismo borrows several design elements from the base GT-R series with a few improvements here and there for a more aggressive look. Inspired by the base GT-R, the rear still uses a carbon fiber spoiler, front carbon fiber grille. It resembles the base series but has more of an attitude.
What do you expect from the interior of a race car. The carbon fiber dashboard hosts a minimalistic HID. The driver's seat and doors are surrounded by reinforced roll bars. As expected there isn't much to brag about the interior except the safety features.
Nissan did not come with a replacement for the previous model but with an upgraded version. The hood hides a powerful engine backed up by an improved drivetrain and camshaft. Handling is also worth mentioning since the car performs flawlessly on a race track.
The 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 outperformed its predecessor. The GT3 will be only be available by special order. Because it is a race car, it cannot be driven on public streets.