The Nissan GT-R is one of the fastest cars we’ve driven so far here at AutoDeal, and we’ve given it high marks overall in our review for the kind of drive and performance it brings to the table.
Of course, it pays that the interior of any car is inviting, as a comfortable cabin can entice you to take a drive everyday and enjoy hours behind the wheel. That’s the case with the GT-R, as explained further in this article.
While some cars will spoil you with suede or alcantara throughout the cabin, and add sprinkles of different materials like carbon fiber and aluminum, the Nissan GT-R sticks to the tried and true appeal of hand-stitched leather. When chosen with a nice contrasting interior, the leatherwork pops and the details are show more fully. The Coral Red interior of our tester was a perfect match with the Jet Black exterior, and the contrast stitching added visual flair.
The leather translates to comfortable seating and a nice feel all around, with the sole plastic trim pieces found on the doors and on the center console, some even with a carbon fiber design. It’s not super plush like some exotics, but the GT-R is all go and minimal show, doing away with too many materials for pure performance. Like we discussed in our technology and safety review, the GT-R has a great layout for buttons and driving controls, focusing on driver involvement.
My only complaint is that the leather found at the edge of the driver’s seat rubs against the metal subframe on the sides of the chair, and the marks will eventually turn into tearing if you’re not careful about entering the vehicle.
Cargo space: 1, Rear Passengers: 0
What surprised me about the GT-R is that it has a decently sized trunk. Well, maybe it shouldn’t, as this is a Grand Tourer, and that necessitates for overnight luggage for two on those longer escapades. It’s deep and wide, so the lip is high. Definitely not a cargo hauler, but it is practical somewhat.
What didn’t surprise me was that the Nissan GT-R’s rear seats are reserved strictly for car seats and additional bags. The 2+2 configuration is, in reality, a two plus stuff configuration. Small adults will finds the front seats uncomfortably close to their knees, leaving no wiggle room. It is nice to see, however, that the fit and finish extends to the rear seats.