Nissan R35 GTR
The Nissan R35 GTR made its debut at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, and its launch to the Japanese market was the 6th December 2007. It was launched to the U.S.A July 07, 2008. The Nissan R35 has its engine and rear-mounted dual-clutch gearbox built by hand, limiting production to around 1000 cars a month. It also features the world’s first independent transaxle 4WD developed by Nissan.
Although the R35 no longer carrys the “Skyline” badge, it has heritage in the earlier models. Just like its predecessors, the “R32-R34”, the R35 is all-wheel drive with a twin-turbo 6 cylinder engine. But thats about all they have in common, the traditional Straight-6 RB26DETT engine has been replaced with a new V6 VR38DETT, also the four-wheel-steering HICAS system has been removed. The R35 with the chassis code CBA-R35 is carrying on the naming trend from previous Skyline GTR’s. It has also retained the nickname “Godzilla”.
The first Nissan R35 concept was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2001 to show how the 21st century model would look. Nissan unveiled a redesigned concept at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, the GTR Proto, stating that the production model would be 80-90% based on this concept.
The creators of the Gran Turismo series of racing video games, were contracted to design the multifunction display. The R35 gives ultimate performance for virtually every driving condition whether it be on the Nurburgring circuit, on snow, rain or urban streets, it is all manageable to the GTR driver through the advanced technology and driving dynamics.
Nissan have claimed it will reach a top speed of 195 mph “314 km/h” and that it has been tested to achieve 0-60 mph “97 km/h” times as low as 3.2 seconds. Nissan have also claimed a lap time of 7:29 sec using standard Japanese market tires, which makes the R35 currently one of the fastest production cars to lap the Nürburgring circuit. Porsche have accused Nissan of falsifying these claims, Porsche conducted their own test of the R35 GTR using no modifications and stock tires and achieved a best time of 7:54. Nissan have officially disputed Porsche’s claim in October 2008. Another independent test recorded a time of 7:50, although one key corner of the track was damp. The Nissan GTR currently holds a lap time of 1:19.7 around the Top Gear Test Track, “equal with the Ferrari F430 Scuderia”. On the Las Vegas Motor Speedway infield road course, Motor Trend were able to achieve lap times that were equal to the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Porsche 911 GT2 and only 3 seconds slower than the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
|engine||VR38DETT6 Alloy 60 Degree V6|
|aspiration||IHI Twin Turbochargers in Manifold System|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl|
|displacement||3799 cc / 231.8 cu in|
|bore||95.5 mm / 3.76 in|
|stroke||88.4 mm / 3.48 in|
|power||352.7 kw / 473 bhp @ 6400 rpm|
|124.51 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||270.29 bhp per tonne|
|torque||588.42 nm / 434 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm|
|body / frame||CBA-R35 Unit Steel|
|driven wheels||ATTESA ET-S All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/Carbon-Composite Driveshaft to Rear Transaxle, Transfer Case|
|wheel type||Rays Forged Wheels in Gunmetal Gray Finish|
|front tires||P255/40R-20 Dunlop SP Sport|
|rear tires||P255/40R-20 Dunlop SP Sport|
|front brakes||Vented Brembro Discs w/6-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD, BA|
|rear brakes||Vented Brembro Discs w/4-Piston Calipers, ABS, EBD, BA|
|f brake size||386 mm / 15.2 in|
|r brake size||386 mm / 15.2 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion w/Speed Sensitive Variable Assist|
|f suspension||A-Arms w/Bilstein Damptronic Shock Absorbers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||A-Arms w/Bilstein Damptronic Shock Absorbers, Coil Springs, Anti-Roll Bar|
|weight||1750 kg / 3859 lbs|
|wheelbase||2779 mm / 109.4 in|
|front track||1590 mm / 62.6 in|
|rear track||1600 mm / 63 in|
|length||4655 mm / 183.3 in|
|width||1895 mm / 74.6 in|
|height||1370 mm / 53.9 in|
|transmission||6-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission|
|top speed||310.54 kph / 193 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||3.5 seconds|
|0 – 1/4 mile||11.7 seconds|