Nissan is proud of its GT-R’s hand-built engines, and has released a rather excellent gallery of images to celebrate one of the car’s lesser-known boasts. We saw it as a great opportunity to round up the best GT-R facts and technological features. Some you may know, some you may not. Here are the ten most interesting things about the Nissan GT-R…The GT-R is the world’s fastest accelerating production four-seater
The Nissan GT-R can accelerate from 0-60 in just 2.8sec, placing it alongside hypercar royalty such as the McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari. It even matches the ultra-lightweight Caterham 620R despite weighing three times as much. And on an open stretch of tarmac the Nissan would have the clear advantage, with its 193mph top speed helping it easily blast away from a 155mph 620R.
It’s the fastest four-seat production car around the Nurburgring
Incredibly, the GT-R recently lapped the Ring in 7m18.6s, which is 1.3sec quicker than Chevrolet’s fastest production Corvette, the C6 ZR1. This also means that amazingly, the GT-R is one of the fastest production cars to ever lap the Nordschleife, placing it at the sharp end of a list that includes both exotic two-seater supercars and stripped out track-spec machinery