The EFTM Garage – Nissan GTR Premium

Last week’s Nissan 370Z was a tease, and at the same time a fantastic warm-up for this week’s driving pleasure.  Read below for the mind blowing details of the...
Nissan GTR - Premium Edition

Last week’s Nissan 370Z was a tease, and at the same time a fantastic warm-up for this week’s driving pleasure.  Read below for the mind blowing details of the beast that sits this week in the EFTM Garage

Nissan GTR - Premium Edition

Nissan GTR – Premium Edition

Make: Nissan

Model: GT-R

Variant: Premium

Engine / Transmission: 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6. 6-speed dual clutch with three driver-selectable modes.

Drivetrain: All-Wheel-Drive (AWD)

Vital Stats: 404kW/628Nm.

RRP Price: $186,749 (

Standard Features: Take a deep breath – AWD, Traction Control System (TCS), Advanced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with three driver-selectable settings (Normal, R-Mode, Off), Hill Start Assist, handcrafted 6-speed dual clutch transmission with three driver-selectable settings (Normal, R-Mode, Save), R-Mode start function (Launch control), SynchroRev Matching, paddle shifters, Nissan Brembo brakes, three mode Bilstein DampTronic suspension system (Normal, R-mode, Comfort), 20 inch RAYS aluminum wheels with blue-black chrome colour finish, Dunlop SP SPORT MAXX DSST CTT run-flat nitrogen filled tyres, aluminum bonnet, boot lid and outer door skins, carbon-fiber rear spoiler, automatic super wide beam headlight with High-Intensity Discharge (HID) low beam with washers, LED Daytime running lights, heated side mirrors, two dual 5 inch exhaust outlets, Bose audio system with 11 speakers including dual subwoofers, 9.3 GB hardrive, full Bluetooth connectivity, 7 inch colour touch screen Multi-Function display, satellite navigation, reversing camera, Drive-configurable Multi-Function display with readouts of vehicle data displayed on a total of 10 screens, keyless entry with push start, dual zone air conditioning, 8-way power driver’s seat with black leather accented front seats with synthetic suede inserts.

Safety highlights: Full suite of airbags, VDC, ABS, AWD and Nissan Anti-Theft System.

Wow Factor: Staggering road presence, unbelievable and quite frankly scary performance.

Most Impressive: R-mode start function. Flick a few switches, jump on the brake, floor the accelerator up to 4000 rpm, let go and have your license eradicated in less than 3 seconds. Almost impossible levels of handling.

Not so impressive: Speed humps and steep inclines are the GT-R’s number 1 enemy. Back seat is basically useless.

Early verdict: One of the greatest cars on earth. Is there anything else left to say?


Chris is EFTM’s Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.

He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.

Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.

Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.

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