2021 Nissan GT-R

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2021 Nissan GT-R Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 23, 2021

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The Nissan GT-R rolls into the model year 2021 without any major changes, but with fewer choices. Nissan has trimmed down the trim lineup of the 2021 GT-R as the GT-R Track Edition and GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition have been discontinued. Thus, leaving the buyers with 2 variants only - the Nissan GT-R Premium and the Nissan GT-R NISMO, which is reviewed separately. Nissan has also introduced a new Bayside Blue Paint option for the 2021 GT-R. 

The 2021 Nissan GT-R comes at a starting price of $113,540 for the base Premium trim. Meanwhile, the 2021 Nissan GT-R NISMO's price starts from $210,740. This is excluding the $1795 destination fee that the GT-R invites. For leasing, consider the 2021 Nissan GT-R to cost you $450 per month for 36 months, with a 10% payment rounded off at signing. Of course, these figures might vary depending on the region you live in, they should, however, lie in the same bandwidth as mentioned. 

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Pros

Exhilarating Drive

Swift handling

Most affordable in the segment

Cons

Cramped rear seats

Low fuel efficiency

What's New?

The 2021 Nissan GT-R Coupe is a carry forward version to the 2020 iteration. 


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$113540

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

205 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

232 cu.in.

horsepower

565 hp @ 6800 rpm

torque

467 lb-ft @ 3300 rpm

transmission

6 speed Dual Clutch

chassis

suspension front

Double Wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Multi-Link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15.3/15 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

109.4 in.

length

185.4 in.

width

74.6 in.

height

53.9 in.

curb weight

3933 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

79 cu ft.

cargo volume

8.8 cu ft.

payload capacity

794 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.9 sec.

zero to 100 mph

6.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.2 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

Premium $113,540 onwards

565 hp @ 6800 rpm | 3.8L | V6 | Premium unleaded (required)

  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • All door remote Keyless Entry
  • Automatic On/Off Headlamps
  • Bose Premium Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Firmer suspension tuning
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Heated Outside Mirrors w/ LED Turn Signal Indicator
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Lockable Glovebox
  • Parking Assist
  • Simulated Suede/leather Seat Trim
  • Steering Wheel-Mounted Paddle Shifters
  • Trailer hitch
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Colors and Styles

2021 Nissan GT-R in Gun Metallic color 2021 Nissan GT-R in Super Silver Metallic color 2021 Nissan GT-R in Jet Black Pearl color 2021 Nissan GT-R in Pearl White Tri-Coat color 2021 Nissan GT-R in Solid Red color
Gun Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

6.5

Interior

7.5

Exterior

8.6

Safety

7.2

Competition

9.6

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OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

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Overall Rating


The GT-R aka “The Godzilla” got its name for its performance. It can take on most of the exotic and supercars and put them back in their boxes, without even breaking a sweat. The Nissan GT-R is an incredibly powerful and fast sports car that has lived up to its name since its launch. The 2021 Nissan GT-R is powered by a 3.8L Twin-Turbo V6 engine that cranks out 565 hp. This much thrust is enough to propel the GT-R from 0-60 MPH in 2.9 seconds

The 2021 Nissan GT-R faces trades in punches with the heavyweights like Acura NSX, Audi R8 and Porsche 911 Turbo. Read our in-depth review and pricing analysis of the 2021 Nissan GT-R to get a clearer picture of how it is strategically placed in the U.S market. 

2021 Nissan GT-R Coupe Front View
2021 Nissan GT-R Coupe Rear View

8.0/10
Pricing and Features

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

6.5/10
Fuel Economy

7.5/10
Interior

8.6/10
Exterior

7.2/10
Safety

9.6/10
Competition


2021 Nissan GT-R Pricing and Features

8.0/10

The 2021 Nissan GT-R will be offered in a single trim level: Premium. It will be offered with the same engine 3.8L Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine which pushes out 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torques. The 2021 GT-R is equipped with the latest technology and features from what the land of Japan has to offer. There is also a Nissan GT-R NISMO edition on offer, but we review it separately.

The Premium trim, priced at $113,540 comes with all the features and safety tech you can think of from Leather upholstery to 4G connectivity, Electronic stability control, ABS, 1st-row curtains, LED Headlamps, NissanConnect Services Mobile App compatible, and an ATTESA E-TS All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system on board as standard. 

Model

Premium

MSRP

$113,540

Key Features

Twin-Turbo 3.8L V6

 

Leather Upholstery

 

Bose Premium Sound System

 

6-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission

 

Hillstart assist

 

Cruise Control

 

Heated Outside Mirrors

2021 Nissan GT-R Buying Advice

Since there is not really a choice here to make, if you want a Nissan GT-R in your driveway, you'd have to go for the standard Premium trim. Yet, fret not, the 2021 Nissan GT-R Premium comes factory fitted with all the bells and whistles you'd ever need in a race-spec car of this sort. Although, there is also a Nissan GT-R NISMO variant on sale, that costs well over $200,000 and is reviewed seperately. 

 

2021 Nissan GT-R Engine and Performance

9.9/10

"Even if you don’t fall in love with the way it drives, you’ll be an absolutely essential component in getting it from one end of a road to the other." - TopGear

The 2021 Nissan GT-R Coupe is fitted with the famous twin-turbocharged 3.8L V6, which for 2021 comes with a 14.5% reduction in the twin-turbo setup’s mass, 24% increase in inertia which increases turbo response, and all these results in a 20% increase in throttle response than the already feisty 2020 iteration.

The 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6 engine of the 2021 Nissan GT-R Premium trim pushes out 565 hp, while the GT-R Nismo produces 600hp. The engine feels fresh and grunty and the V6 with the updated Titanium exhaust produces some nice whooshing sonorous roars.

Models

2021 Nissan GT-R

2021 Audi R8

2021 Acura NSX Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

MSRP

$113,540

$169,900

$159,300

$170,800

Engine

3.8L Twin-Turbo V6

5.2-liter NA V10

3.5L Twin Turbo V-6

3.8L Twin-turbo Boxer 6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

6-speed Dual-Clutch Automatic

7-speed S-Tronic automatic

9-Speed Dual-Clutch

8-Speed automatic PDK

Power 

565 hp @ 6,800 rpm

562hp @ 8100 rpm 

573hp @ 6,500 rpm

572 hp @ 6,750 RPM

Torque 

467 lb-ft @ 3,300 rpm

406 lb-ft @ 6400 rpm

476 lb-f t@ 2,000 rpm

553 lb-ft. @ 2,100 RPM

0-60 MPH

2.9 sec

3.2 sec 

2.7 sec 

2.9 sec 

Quarter Mile

11.2 sec

11.5 sec 

11.1 sec 

11.3 sec 

Top Speed

205 MPH

205 MPH

191 MPH

205 MPH

All of the rivals in this segment are more or less in the same ballpark in terms of power figures. Yet, it's the 2021 Acura NSX with its 573 hp 3.5L hybrid V6 engine leading the way while the Porsche 911 Turbo is the torquiest offering of the segment. However, the GT-R costs about $45K less than the Porsche. Pricing and power output give the GT-R more performance for every dollar spent.

The 2021 Nissan GT-R propels from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds which is nerve-wracking. Keep the pedal pinned and the GT-R will clock the quarter-mile lap in a mere 11.2 seconds. Flat out, the 2021 Nissan GT-R can attain a top speed of 205 MPH. 

The 2021 Nissan GT-R is insanely fast, yet it gets an even faster version that's called NISMO. The 2021 GT-R NISMO can do a 0-60 MPH sprint in 2.7 seconds and does a quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds. 

The Acura NSX with a 0-60 time of 2.7 seconds proves to be the fastest in this comparison, due to its massive torque heavy dual electric motors. The Audi R8 stays out of the discussion here as all of the competitors need less than 3 seconds to breach the 60MPH mark. However, the NSX offers the lowest top speed in this segment. 


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2021 Nissan GT-R Fuel Economy

6.5/10

The 2021 Nissan GT-R Coupe performs considerably well in terms of fuel efficiency for a 600hp engine. The 2021 Nissan GT-R coupe will do an estimated 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Sum up these figures, and the 2021 Nissan GT-R is good for a combined 18 mpg.

Furthermore, the 2021 Nissan GT-R gets a cavernous fuel tank capacity of 19.5 gallons. The GT-R gets a nice range of 430 miles on the highway which makes it the perfect car for your long drives on the country roads.

Model

2021 Nissan GT-R

2021 Audi R8

2021 Acura NSX

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

MPG (City)

16

13

21

19

MPG (Highway)

22

20

22

24

MPG (Combined)

18

16

21

21

Fuel Capacity

19.5 gallons

21.9 gallons

15.6 gallons

17.6 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

312/429/351 miles

285/438/350 miles

328/343/335 miles

334/422/369 miles

The 2021 Acura NSX provides the best mileage and emission figures due to its dual electric motor hybrid powertrain. The NSX is the most fuel-efficient in the city traffic, whereas, the Porsche 911 Turbo offers a better mileage on the highways. Meanwhile, the 2021 Audi R8's mpg figures make it the least fuel-efficient car here, all thanks to a monstrous naturally aspirated V10 engine

2021 Nissan GT-R Interior

7.5/10

"The interior is nicely appointed and offers a host of standard features, but those seeking a high-end interior such as those of the Audi R8 or the Mercedes-AMG GT will be disappointed." - Car and Driver

The 2021 Nissan GT-R's race-inspired interiors are spacious and comfortable with all the latest techs and gadgets to play with. The Recaro bucket seats are comfortable and help you face high G-forces while cornering and provide good shoulder support. The interior is wrapped in Alcantara with synthetic suede inserts on the dashboard. The R35 comes with Aluminum pedals and an Aluminum gear shifter.

Nevertheless, the GT-R has not yet been able to shake the feeling of sitting in a big plastic box whenever you spend more than a few hours seated. The front seats are spacious but taller passengers will have trouble sitting in the back. Basic adjustments for the seats are manual. The heating for the seats is switched from a small easily-missable button on the bottom, which is hard to reach if you’re more than six feet tall.

The climate control works reasonably well and cools the car fairly quickly. Although, the interior feels a little outdated when compared to the Acura, Audi, or Porsche and even comes with an ancient DVD player.

Model

2021 Nissan GT-R

2021 Audi R8

2021 Acura NSX

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

Seating Capacity

4

2

2

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.1/54.3/44.6

39.0/55.0/40.9

38.3/57.7/42.9

39.4/55.6/39.2

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

33/50/26.4

N/A

N/A

N/A

Cargo Capacity (Cubic Feet) 8.8 8.0 4.4 5.8

The Nissan GT-R provides a trunk space of 8.8 cu-ft which is the largest in the segment. Furthermore, it also comes with detachable rear seats, which do seem useless with no practical leg space but can give you even more space for your racing equipment and spare tires.

The 2021 Nissan GT-R gets an 8-inch infotainment screen that automatically goes to R-mode as soon as you enter a racetrack with the help of Satnav. The infotainment screen shows analog dials that show temperatures, lap times, real-time engine speeds, and other measurements.

The infotainment setup comes with SiriusXM Traffic with Travel Link, Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, and an 11-speaker Bose premium surround sound system, even which feels dimmer when compared to the growls of the engine in front, but the sound-proofing is nice and to a limit enjoyable for your ears.

Some of the most eminent infotainment features of the 2021 Nissan GT-R are:

  • 11 premium speakers
  • 1 1st row LCD monitor
  • Real-time weather display
  • Speed sensitive volume
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan, single in-dash CD player
  • Amplifier
  • 11 Bose speakers
  • NissanConnect Internet Access
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Radio data system
  • Window grid antenna
  • Digital signal processor
  • Voice-activated radio

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2021 Nissan GT-R Exterior

8.6/10

"Large, wide, and sinister, the Nissan GT-R manages to look contemporary even after 12 years on the market." - TheCarConnection

The exterior design on the GT-R has been around for years now and may seem outdated when compared with the other cars in the segment. Nothing is going to change in the model year 2021 as well, apart from the introduction of a new Bayside Blue paint color. 

The Nissan GT-R's aggressive design language makes its intentions of wrecking tracks clear and pretty much evident. However, the GT-R's design is not just form and no function. The GT-R's aerodynamic exterior focuses on three key areas: downforce generation, drag reduction, and cooling of vital vehicle systems.

The Nissan GT-R's hood is reinforced to maximize stability at triple-digit speeds. Moreover, the curving profile of the front under spoiler is slightly extended and lowered to maximize airflow at its lower edge. And if that's not enough, the GT-R's C-pillars are designed to provide better airflow management. 

Model

2021 Nissan GT-R

2021 Audi R8 Coupe

2021 Acura NSX

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3933

3737

3878

3,636

Length (inches)

185.4

174.3

176.1

178.6

Width (inches)

74.6

76.4

87.3

74.9

Height (inches)

53.9

48.8

47.8

51.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.3

4.3

3.7

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

109.4

104.4

103.5

96.5

The 2021 Nissan GT-R's dimensions make it the longest coupe in this segment that offers the highest ground clearance as well. The All-Wheel-Drive configuration also adds to the curb weight of the Nissan GT-R coupe, however, it really knows how to carry all this bulk around.

2021 Nissan GT-R Safety

7.2/10

The 2021 GT-R has not been tested by the NHTSA or IIHS, neither has the 2020 model for that matter. The design has not changed much from the first generation. There are crumple zones located around the trunk and the engine sits in a reinforced housing. So, you can trust it to do the job of absorbing the majority of impact in the event of a crash.

The 2021 GT-R comes with a long list of safety features as standards like six-airbags, crumple zones in front and rear, bucket seats with the energy-absorbing steering column, reinforced roll bars, traction control, and AWD transmission, so doing over 200mph doesn’t get you over your nerves. Still, as Nissan says to keep the driving experience raw, the GT-R doesn’t come with driver assists like lane-assist, blind-spot monitoring, or even forward collision avoidance, which may seem to worry some.

Some of the most eminent standard safety features of the 2021 Nissan GT-R are:

  • Electronic Stability Control(ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact beams
  • Dual-Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Airbags
  • Emergency SOS
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Dual-stage Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Curtain 1st Row Airbags
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts
  • Back-Up Camera

2021 Nissan GT-R Competition

9.6/10

2021 Nissan GT-R Vs Acura NSX

In terms of Exterior, the Acura NSX does look more modern and sleeker, although looks are subjective. The Acura NSX comes with a modern Hybrid powertrain which increases mileage and reduces emissions by a large margin, the interior of the Acura is also more tech-featured than the GT-R.

Acura NSX

The modern tech in Acura also provides an easier and accurate handling experience but for $40K less we would choose the rawness of the GT-R any day. While Acura focuses on being more of a daily driver with supercar looks, the GT-R focuses on just one thing, performance. The GT-R with its launch control, stiffer suspension, and quicker shifting transmission make your neck-snap towards your seats.

2021 Nissan GT-R Vs Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche 911 offers more mileage than the GT-R, more torque, an Electronically powered Tilt and Telescoping steering wheel, Adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, and a much more luxurious, updated, and comfortable cabin. The GT-R offers better overall range, more horsepower, better brakes and wheels, better transmission, and more outright performance.

Porsche 911 Turbo

The Porsche offers a wider range of customizations while the GT-R comes with better modes for different styles of driving. While one is developed on the tracks of Nürburgring the other is born on the hills of Akina, both the cars carry the legacy of more than 50 years of their rivalry.

2021 Nissan GT-R Vs Audi R8

While Nissan is more focused on the performance aspect of the GT-R, Audi adds in some luxury and German technology to account for its slower lap times of the R8. The Virtual Cockpit is a much better-looking cluster than the dated analog dials in the GT-R. Around the corners, the Quattro AWD performs well. If you’re a bit flexible with your budget, the extra buck for Tony Stark’s personal pick is well worth it.

Audi R8

2021 Nissan GT-R Final Verdict

Nissan GT-R R35 since its launch has undergone more than a decade of refinement and tuning and is the 2021 GT-R is still worthy to be called ‘Godzilla’, with its aggressive looks, even more, aggressive performance and handling, and large aftermarket support for this monster to spread its wing.

The $115K hefty price tag might hurt at first but hurts a little less when compared to the other cars in the segment which offer similar performance for an average of $40k-$50K more. 

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2021 Nissan GT-R FAQs:

What is the top speed of the Nissan GT-R?

The 2021 Nissan GT-R has a restricted top speed of 205 mph.

Does the 2021 Nissan GT-R get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

The 2021 Nissan GT-R comes only with Apple CarPlay and for Android-powered smartphones, it gets an integration software but no Android Auto.

What is the annual maintenance cost for a Nissan GT-R?

The average annual maintenance and repairs cost for a Nissan GT-R comes out to $920. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location, and shop. 

How much is an oil change for GT-R?

The average cost for a Nissan GT-R's oil change is between $114 to $134. 

2021 Nissan GT-R Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.1

based on 49 ratings


7.9/10 Features
7.8/10 Interiors
8.2/10 Design
8.0/10 Safety
7.9/10 Reliability
7.9/10 Deal Value

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2021 Nissan GT-R Overall Reviews


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Catherine R. Torrence

2021 Nissan GT-R

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 4, 2021

Proves Nissan’s domination

Pros - The way it handles, the engine, comfortable

Cons - There isn’t anything

Supercar? Nissan GT-R is by far the best handling car I have driven. It is pure joy to drive. It feels like it is planted on the ground when going around the corners. No wonder people always praise GT-R for its driving dynamics. And it is one of the most recognizable cars on the road today. Nothing to be surprised about, if it looks good. I mean this is GT-R also known as Godzilla. Plus, the price is in 6 digits so it better be good-looking. The color, the alloy, and everything else is like artwork. Tim was nice to work with. He never tried to push me to gas models and appreciated that I had done my homework before making my way there.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

SW

Shirley D. Wilkins

2021 Nissan GT-R

Premium 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl Turbo 6AM)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 29, 2021

2021 Nissan GT-R

Pros - GT-R, acceleration, throttle, balance

Cons - Rear seat space might feel bit too cramped for tall people

Knows Power This car over powers any other car out there when on road. It was a dream to drive my first car on road and that should be sportster only. I can nothing more. GT-R lover know very well what's it about. You want to find out buy it. It will keep on surprising you everyday till you drive it that's one thing for sure.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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Angelo A. Chapa

2021 Nissan GT-R

Track Edition 2dr Coupe AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6AM)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 19, 2021

User review of Nissan GT-R Track Edition

Pros - Great exterior looks, fast and swift in acceleration, comfortable ride

Cons - Nothing much

Beginning few days of ownership This impressive sporty stylish coupe stole my heart in the first place and heard that the performance from an engine point of view was much redesigned and come up with good stylings and built materials which i feel stronger than the previous 2019 model that my buddy owns. Even the suspension, braking were more refined and i can feel it too and this was very much fine and it's been days, i am using it. so, i can say about reliability.Thanks for reading!

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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