Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
  • Not crash tested by Euro NCAP
  • Security of four-wheel drive
  • Lacks modern active safety tech

As with many specialist, high-performance cars, the safety aspects of the Nissan GT-R are not tested by the Euro NCAP crash experts, but that’s not to suggest it’s an unsafe car.

On the contrary, with six airbags, tyre pressure monitoring and the security of four-wheel drive and a host of stability electronics, the GT-R’s both fast and safe.

No autonomous safety tech

While the lighting front and rear has been upgraded to full LED units, the GT-R’s age is showing through a lack of active technology such as lane-keeping assistance and autonomous emergency breaking.

Purists may argue that such devices detract from the purity of sports car driving, but given how much other tech is present on the Nissan, such functions are conspicuous by their absence.

  • Just about a four-seater
  • Boot is deep but lip is high
  • Revisions make low-speed manoeuvres easier

As high performance cars go, the Nissan GT-R has to offer one of the greatest degrees of practicality, although being a two-door coupe it does miss out on a higher score by not having a tailgate or folding rear seats.

While many adults may find the sculpted pair of rear chairs comfortable, kids should be fine – if a little claustrophobic due to the aggressively sloping roofline and tiny side windows. Still, there’s more room in the back than most rivals – some of which don’t have back seats at all.

Until the revisions at the end of 2016, the Nissan’s automatic gearbox made it somewhat jerky to drive at lower speeds, especially trundling slowly in urban traffic or rolling to a near-stop at traffic lights.

Much of that has been engineered out for those 2017 model year revisions, but it doesn’t stop the GT-R feeling bulky, especially in the tight confines of a multi-storey car park – a reversing camera and parking sensors are your saviours here.

There’s 315 litres of space available in the GT-R’s boot but be aware that the loading lip is very high and the space on offer is deep rather than long.

Plenty of room for a couple of large, squishy overnight bags, certainly. The rear seats don’t fold down though - take something else to Ikea.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Nissan GT-R.

  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • DVD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

45th Anniversary equipment

45th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
45th Anniversary optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim

50th Anniversary equipment

50th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
50th Anniversary optional equipment
None available

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
Black Edition optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

Nismo equipment

Nismo standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Electric mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Nismo optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
Premium optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • DVD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Prestige equipment

Prestige standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
Prestige optional equipment
None available

Pure equipment

Pure standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
Pure optional equipment
None available

Recaro equipment

Recaro standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Recaro optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint

Track Edition equipment

Track Edition standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Track Edition optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint

Track Edition Engineered by NISMO equipment

Track Edition Engineered by NISMO standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Track Edition Engineered by NISMO optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim