• MSRP: $48,334–$62,770
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 18
  • Engine: 485-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2011 Nissan GT-R

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Nissan GT-R

What We Don't Like

  • Some interior materials
  • No conventional stick shift

Notable Features

  • Zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds
  • 485-hp, twin-turbo V-6
  • Six-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Antilock Brembo disc brakes

2011 Nissan GT-R Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The GT-R is racetrack-bred and runs zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, according to Nissan, rivaling the likes of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Unlike that car, the GT-R has all-wheel drive.

New for 2011
Nissan has eliminated the base GT-R, leaving the GT-R Premium as the only model for 2011. Automatic on/off headlights, speed-sensitive windshield wipers, a USB iPod interface and streaming audio via Bluetooth are new standard features. The navigation system gains XM traffic and weather capability.

Exterior
Unlikely to be mistaken for any other car, the audacious-looking GT-R is shaped to cheat the wind, route cooling air where it's needed and maintain aerodynamic downforce, front and rear. Aficionados will notice that the wheel center caps are slightly darker this year, and rear cooling ducts have been added.  Exterior features include:

  • Steel, aluminum and carbon fiber construction to save weight and help handling balance
  • "Super wide beam" headlights
  • Standard 20-inch wheels

Interior
The GT-R has the driver-oriented cockpit you'd expect of a performance car, with a large tachometer front and center. The seats hug their occupants tightly — a necessity on the track — but the floor space is uncommonly unrestrictive. Technically a four-seater, the GT-R could handle two adults in front and two kids in back. Nissan says the trunk can accommodate two golf bags or suitcases. Interior features include:

  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver seat
  • Four-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Multifunction display records data such as mileage, cornering force and acceleration
  • Steering-column paddles for manual shifting

Under the Hood
The twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-6 produces 485 horsepower and 434 pounds-feet of torque. and the transmission control module has been reprogrammed to provide better drivability and acceleration. Mechanical features include:

  • 485-hp, 3.8-liter V-6
  • Rear-mounted six-speed transmission with auto and manual modes
  • Revised suspension for 2011 for more ride comfort
  • Rear-biased all-wheel drive
  • Summer performance tires standard; all-season tires a no-cost option

Safety
Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for front and rear passengers
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Electronic stability system

 

 

 

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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