Since arriving on our shores seven years ago, the 2019 Nissan GTR has systematically integrated the concept of maximizing the explosion for its back, which is rare in the automotive world. The same goes for the new 2019 Nissan GTR model that promises to deliver supercar performance that can run both the Audi R8 and the 991 Turbo.
Exterior and Interior
Although he is 11 years old from 2018, the 2019 Nissan GTR looks surprisingly cool and aggressive among the most recent supercars. This racing specification conversion converts everything to 11 with an aggressive aerodynamic kit, wider wings and a threatening front bumper. The front fascia always shares the characteristics of the road car, including the headlights and the shape of the grille and divider. However, the standard grid has been replaced by a fine mesh, while the lower grid is no longer closed, but is also surrounded by a thin grid. The lower separator has a similar wavy shape, but is sharper in the corners and wider on the sides. It is also made of carbon fiber and sports the specific red accents of Nismo. Nissan has also eliminated the fog lights and their carbon fiber edges, using this area to mount large ducks that extend to the wheels. The new engine hood has massive center air vents and quick release pins, while the front fenders have grilles on the wheels. On the sides, the front fenders are wider than normal and have more vent holes in the side skirts and behind the wheels. The side flaps themselves include small cooling vents facing the side exit exhaust and extend closer to the ground. Additional exits on the rear fenders supply air to the rear brakes. You can see more red accents on the side skirts and aerodynamically optimized thin mirrors. As usual in a GT3 specification car, the 2019 Nissan GTR mounts central locking wheels with race specifications wrapped in race tires. The large Nismo brake discs and calipers are behind the multi spoke wheels. The rear end is also significantly more aggressive than the standard road model. The massive wing is the first feature that attracts attention. While the 2019 Nissan GTR standard is also equipped with a wing, this element of the specs of motorsport is significantly wider and extends further. The fascia moves almost unchanged, but the diffuser is completely new and much more complex. We can see several aerodynamic fins on each side of the center section, while the standard quad exhaust pipes are no longer there. A lightweight rear glass and quick release latches for the trunk lid complete the look.
Nissan did not have much to say about the cabin, but that’s not surprising. Car manufacturers rarely talk about the inside of their race cars and often do not even take pictures. Fortunately, Nissan posted a photo, confirming that the 2019 Nissan GTR cabin had very little in common with the production car. The standard cab has been removed from all practical functions. The dashboard and door panels were also removed, along with the center console and floor. Of course, these changes are designed to save as much weight as possible, but some have been eliminated to make room for the race team. A central carbon fiber column has been added, but is now located further back in the center console to better match the rear position of the driver’s seat and steering wheel. While standard stacks are generally designed to be attractive, the specifications of this racing unit are more of a box with color controls such as switches, buttons and buttons. The steering wheel is also a collection of buttons for each hand, while the handles are wrapped in Alcantara for better control. The aggressively reinforced seat includes carbon fiber backrests and the six point harness approved by the FIA. Of course, safety is a major concern during the race. The cabin is therefore equipped with an integrated safety cage and an extinguishing system. Nissan claims to have designed a new air conditioning system for this car, which further reduces driver stress and ensures comfort during endurance races. The system is optional though.
Nissan has made the biggest changes to the 2019 Nissan GTR car under the skin. For starters, the weight distribution was optimized and the center of gravity was reduced by mounting the engine 150 mm (5.9 inches) further back. The unit also seems lower than the previous model. There is also a new dry sump system that helps reduce the center of gravity and increases the reliability of lubrication. The torsional rigidity and torsion of the front and rear chassis parts have been improved thanks to advanced analysis technology. The suspension system has been completely redesigned with the crossbar to improve vehicle dynamics. A new transmission extends the car’s maintenance cycle, while stronger brakes are more durable and reliable during long runs. Nissan had nothing to say about the engine, but the 2019 Nissan GTR model uses a version of the 3.8 liter V6 twin turbo found in road cars. The previous race car had a power of 600 horsepower and a couple of 510 lb-ft, and I’m sure these numbers have not changed much. Although updated road vehicles tend to be more powerful, this rule does not necessarily apply to races, as most outflows from FIA specifications are regulated according to the power to weight ratio. But rest assured, the 2019 Nissan GTR is as fast as possible and its maximum speed exceeds 210 mph.
Price and Release Date
The 2019 Nissan GTR coupe is expected to go on sale for $ 101,770 and $ 149,990 for the 2019 Nissan GTR. Rumors say it should be available in the dealerships in the second half of 2019.