2011 Nissan GTR

The 2011 Nissan GT-R is known for its excellent performance which comes at a relatively inexpensive price. As a matter of fact, this model is among the vehicles which are the apple of the eye of many customers.

There is so much to love about this model. For one, it is very much easy to drive and handle. Even at high speeds. In fact, the acceleration is even considered by many as heart-stopping. The interior is very classy and definitely of high quality. On the other hand, there are customers who were dissatisfied with the fact that this model does not come with a manual transmission option. Some also find this model to be a bit big and bulky.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $84,060.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.5 gallons (73.8 liters) Miles Per Gallon: 15 city / 21 hwy
Length: 183.1 in. (465 cm) Width: 74.9 in. (190 cm)
Height: 54 in. (137 cm) Wheel Base: 109.4 in. (277.8 cm)
Curb Weight: 3829 lbs (1736.8 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 8.8 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Engine: 24-valve Turbocharger DOHC V6 Displacement: 3.8-liter
Horsepower: 485 HP Max RPM: 6400 RPM
Torque: 434 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic-Manual
0-60 mph(2012): 2.9 seconds 1/4 Mile(2012): 11 seconds
Available Trims & Engine
Option:2012 GTR Premium MSRP: $89,950; MPG: 16 city / 23 hwy
Option:2012 GTR Black Edition MSRP: $95,100; MPG: 16 city / 23 hwy


For the 2011 model, the GT-R has acquired certain changes and comebacks from the past. For instance, Nissan made it a point to return the suspension for the GT-R model to provide greater comfort for the vehicle’s user. For the exterior, the front and rear fascias have also been given double clear-coat paint. The rear cooling ducts have also been revised. The wheel center caps are now made even darker.

The headlights are now automatic. In the same manner, the windshield wipers are now speed-sensitive. Connectivity for different gadgets has also become a standard for this model. At the same time, the navigation system also experienced improvements.

Under the hood, you will find that this baby is fully equipped with a V6 engine which has a capacity for 3.8 liters. It can also give you as much as 485 horsepower and torque of 434 lb-feet. This model is also equipped with a transmission system that has six speeds and is a dual-clutch automated manual. The fuel economy of the 2011 GT-R exceeds expectations.

This car is actually known for its great performance. An excellent acceleration, sufficient electronic assistance and an impressive grip all rolled into one. Even the less-experienced driver will look like a pro with this model.

Interior & Exterior

As for the exterior, this model gets mixed reviews. There are those who find that the look of the 2011 model is bold, aggressive and handsome. But on the other hand, there are also reviewers who do not find this model’s exterior appealing at all. But when it comes to the design functionality, most people are really awed by the GT-R. Add to this, of course, the new exterior features that were mentioned earlier.

When it comes to the interior, there are still some things left to be desired for this model. For instance, there is still some shortage in the back seat room. However, it can be said that this model boats of an excellent interior. The cabin has a great fit and finish. The seats are also comfortable and the cargo room is expansive. In fact, it measures up until 8.8 cubic feet. But if you want more cargo room, you can check out its competitor which is the 2011 Dodge Viper.

A lot of reviews and satisfied customers also love the high-tech gadgets found inside this model such as the ones mentioned earlier.

Safety & Reliability

Though it has not really undergone crash tests by the federal government or insurance industry, your safety can still be assured by this model through its safety features which is a standard among all models, and technology. Some of them are the following. There are the dual-stage supplemental front airbags. There are also driver and front-passenger side-impact supplemental airbags.

But when it comes to reliability, this model got a meager score of 6.0 in a scale of10 in the Predicted Reliability rating given by the J.D. Power and Associates. As for the warranty details of the 2011 Nissan GT-R, they are yet to be released.

Overall Rating
70 out of 100

What others say:

“The 2011 GT-R achieves the unthinkable: It outraces some of the world’s top sports cars, at a fraction of their price.”Car Connection

“GT-R corners with little, if any, body lean especially at speeds suitable for public roads. The steering is well weighted, but demands near-constant attention because the tires tend to follow road grooves. The brakes are strong, but don’t have the instant-on response of other high-performance competitors.”Consumer Guide

“With the improved chassis and suspension, the GT-R is now capable of handling more power – which is a good thing since Nissan upped the power of the VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 to now produce 530 horsepower (versus the previous 485 horsepower) and 448 lb-ft of torque (versus the previous 434 lb-ft).”JD Power

“Heart-stopping acceleration, immensely capable handling, easy to drive fast, high-quality interior, bargain price.”Edmunds