2015 Nissan GT-R interiorThe Nismo version of Nissan's high-tech supercar may be getting most of the headlines today, but we shouldn't forget that the car on which it's based, the garden-variety GT-R, has been significantly updated for 2015, as well.

What Nissan engineers focused on for the new model year was making the GT-R a more well-rounded GT car. That means dialing some more compliance into the car's very firm suspension for a more comfortable ride, as well as lightening up the steering at low speeds to make urban maneuvering easier. The braking calibration has also been changed to be more linear and smooth when slowing from normal, everyday speeds. Does this mean the GT-R has gone soft? We'll reserve judgment until we drive it, but Nissan claims the new refinements giving the car "multi-dimensional performance."

The GT-R also gets new lighting technology for 2015, including multi-LED headlights that lend the car a new light signature at night, and the LED taillight rings are now complete circles instead of rings of dots. The headlights are also now controlled by an Adaptive Front Lighting System, which sounds similar to other systems that aim light where the car is being turned, but Nissan's system adjusts the angle of the lights depending on vehicle speed – at higher speeds the lights are angled to project their illumination further.

Lastly, the 2015 GT-R gets a new color called Gold Flake Red Pearl, which you can see being worn on the car above and in our gallery, and a new Pale Ivory interior color scheme has been added to the options list. A carbon fiber rear wing is also now available on the standard GT-R, which comes attached to its own carbon fiber trunk lid that weighs half as much as the standard lid.

Keep scrolling for Nissan's official word on the updated 2015 and peruse the updates in our high-res image gallery above.
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Nov. 19, 2013
2015 Nissan GT-R

- Recalibrated suspension for more sophisticated ride and better road-holding
- Enhanced exterior with LED lamp technology and distinctive front and rear design
- Added premium cabin interior with improved quality and trim options


YOKOHAMA, Japan – Evolution never stops for the Nissan GT-R. Nissan's iconic sports car brings a refreshed vision of "innovation that excites" with the introduction of the 2015 (in the U.S.) model offering a new level of sophistication, yet with no compromise in performance.

The sales of Nissan GT-R begin in Japan on December 2, to be followed by sales at Nissan dealerships in other markets worldwide.

The 2015 Nissan GT-R offers smoother ride comfort, more refinement and benchmark fit and finish, in the spirit of a great "GT," while delivering breathtaking performance and road-holding. Its "multi-dimensional performance" means the driver can enjoy the full depth of the GT-R's capabilities, whether navigating corners of a winding mountain road, cruising on the highway or even in an urban environment.

Adding premium appeal to the exterior and interior design, the 2015 Nissan GT-R delivers sophisticated driving pleasure and is the ultimate embodiment of Nissan's brand philosophy: "innovation that excites."

2015 Nissan GT-R Overview

Outstanding performance meets a new level of sophistication

Mechanical Updates

Chassis


With outstanding adhesion from its tires, the GT-R is capable of stunning confident acceleration and braking performance

- The suspension was fine-tuned to reduced load fluctuation between the four wheels, giving better stability and more consistent grip.
- More constant tire contact is achieved by optimized electronic control of the shock-absorber valves, as well as modified front stabilizer spring rates and updated bush link. The tuning of these parts, which makes best use of the suspension strokes and enhances road-holding capability, gives a poised, confident ride and outstanding traction on rough roads.
- With minute vibrations and road noise reduced, a relaxing, comfortable ride is assured. An additional benefit is improved straight-line stability, with fewer small steering corrections needed to maintain the correct trajectory during highway driving.
- The upgraded GT-R is now fitted as standard with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT tires, for outstanding road-holding and precise response in all conditions thanks to stiffer sidewalls which reduce deformation, improving steering response under hard cornering. At the front, their specification is: 255/40ZRF20(97Y) and at the rear: 285/35ZRF20(100Y)
- The braking calibration has been retuned for a more firm, linear response at everyday speeds, making smooth braking more intuitive, generating greater confidence, particularly in wet conditions.
The GT-R's steering has been fine-tuned to reduce the effort required for in-town maneuvers, while maintaining its exceptional feedback during high-speed driving. The combination of retuned suspension and exceptional steering feel give outstanding confidence at high speed.


Exterior design

Dazzling motion when standing still


The 2015 Nissan GT-R maintains its position as one of the most striking supercars in the market. Significant updates to the Nissan GT-R's lights both enhance the visual impact of the car. Customers looking for added visual impact now have a wider color palette to choose from.

- The 2015 Nissan GT-R sports new efficient, high-intensity, multi-LED headlights that create a distinctive "lightning" motif, generating a striking exterior visual signature. With such a unique visual reference, the GT-R's road presence is enhanced, particularly in low light and at night – while the fitment of the new headlights gives the driver increased visibility.
- The new headlights feature AFS (Adaptive Front lighting System*) that automatically adapts the angle of the light beam according to the speed of the car. At highway speeds, actuators in the headlight unit adjust the angle of the projectors to project the light further. The four LED units are configured with new intensive LED high beam and three different LED low beams including long-distance-illumination and wide-illumination.
- At the rear, the GT-R's distinctive four-ring tail light signature now forms coherent circles of illumination, giving the GT-R an equally distinctive appearance, making it easily recognizable to fellow owners and enthusiasts.
- Upon start up, the full new lighting signature is illuminated, creating a dramatic start-up procedure.
Visual appeal is reinforced with the addition of a new body color called Gold Flake Red Pearl. As its name suggests, there are microscopic gold-tinted glass flakes infused into the red paint, creating a spectacular effect in the deep, lustrous paint as the light catches the finish.


Interior

Upscale cabin appointments

- Choice of three interior color schemes includes a new pale ivory trim option.
- The steering wheel is trimmed in leather, for premium tactility, while the part-aniline leather seats are further embellished with stitched accents, giving the ambience of a genuine GT designed for cross-continental, first-class travel.


Body construction

Advanced body construction


- To achieve the project's ambitious targets for high-speed handling and ride comfort, Nissan enhanced the level of precision-constructed body elements and advanced assembly methods to create the 2015 Nissan GT-R.
-- Each part is made of materials selected for optimum performance: Precision-constructed, multi-material hybrid body combines steel, carbon fiber and die-cast aluminum to achieve high stiffness and light weight.
-- Thanks to the rigidity of the GT-R's body construction, suspension precision is guaranteed while refinement is enhanced, resulting in exceptional cabin refinement even at high speeds and under hard cornering.
-- Thanks to optimized insulation and acoustic tuning, even at high speeds, the occupants are able to enjoy the sporty engine sound.
-- An optional carbon rear wing is offered, which is attached to a carbon trunk lid, giving a weight saving of half compared with the standard trunk lid.

*Adaptive Front lighting System is unavailable in some regions.

About Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with approximately 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.


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      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      It looks like a old Mitsubishi Eclipse
      PTC DAWG
      • 1 Year Ago
      Until they offer a manual transmission and rear wheel drive options, I will not consider purchasing one.
        mitytitywhitey
        • 1 Year Ago
        @PTC DAWG
        I'm betting if it had a manual and RWD you still couldn't afford it anyway, so why bother asking for it?
          PTC DAWG
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mitytitywhitey
          Obviously many never read the comments when a Corvette is the subject, But yeah, i would have a hard time paying this much for a Nissan. Seeing as i hate car payments.
        Pininfarina
        • 1 Year Ago
        @PTC DAWG
        Many people say that about these dual clutch cars. Reality being, when a manufacturer spends tens of millions on making a car a few seconds faster on the track, why would they send the car out of the factory with a manual transmission which will compromise all the performance improvements? Manual is slower than dual clutch, and cars like the GTR, GT3, P1 are all about performance. Sure a RWD 6MT car would be more fun to drive, but it would be slower and there are other cars on the market to appeal to those customers.
        AcidTonic
        • 1 Year Ago
        @PTC DAWG
        When sending 100% of the torque rearward it IS rear wheel drive.... It's just not STUCK being RWD and is still a sports car when old guys are parking their Vettes and GT500s.
      VDuB
      • 1 Year Ago
      GTR updates every year. Corvette updates once every 10. Make your own judgement.
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        @VDuB
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        juststudent
        • 1 Year Ago
        @VDuB
        so GT-R is adobe updater of car world right? jk jk. adobe updater is free, meanwhile GT-R is far more expensive each year.
      GT3 RS
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car looks dated at fvck
      legacy
      • 1 Year Ago
      What they should do, is ditch the ribbing on the front fenders. Jacking styling cues from 00's pontiacs is not a good look. Are they supposed to resemble canards or something, but without the benefit?
      legacy
      • 1 Year Ago
      What they really should do is ditch the "ribs" on the front end corners. Jacking styling cues from '90-00s pontiacs is not a good look.
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      frostillicus80
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just realized I've never seen one of these newer GT-Rs on the road... Even during cross-state road trips. Weird.
        AnalogJesse
        • 1 Year Ago
        @frostillicus80
        Google "GTR Egoist"
        Bernard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @frostillicus80
        I've been seeing them since they came out. At least two people in my area have one.
      ZC
      • 1 Year Ago
      AB likes to delete critical comments which point out grammatical and stylistic issues with their posting, apparently. Somebody has thin skin. Further v. Farther. Learn it.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      How in the world do they keep on improving whats perfect. I wish they did something to that front bumper already.
      tool0117
      • 1 Year Ago
      cool
      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like this color combo. Wish you could elect to have the lower trim paint matched from the dealer/factory though.
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