New Nissan GT-R Revealed at NY Auto Show, Video Contains Gran Turismo Clips

March 23rd, 2016 by Kyle Patrick

The New York Autoshow got underway earlier today, and as details start to trickle out, some news ranks as more unexpected than others. Coming in right around the level of “saw that coming”: the Audi R8 Spyder looks just like the coupe; the new Impreza looks boring; Gran Turismo features the latest GT-R. Wait a minute…

All jokes aside, this truly did come out of nowhere. While we’ve yet to hear word from Polyphony on the latest Gran Turismo Sport happenings, eagle-eyed GTP members did pick up on the familiar GT look in snippets of the latest GT-R’s reveal video. Featuring the same Blaze Metallic four-coat paint as the car on the stage in front of it, the digital recreation in the video (starting at roughly 7:17) has a familiar pilot:


What’s that up there? A bird? A plane? B-Spec Bob?! Image courtesy of Carffeine.


Carffeine’s crop clearly shows the GT connection.

It’s hard to tell by that video still just who is piloting the new 565-horsepower Nissan. We don’t need a CSI-level enhance feature though, as Carffeine already took care of that. As you can see, despite the graininess, the helmet has the familiar Gran Turismo text across the bottom. The track largely seems to be the Nürburgring Nordschleife, though it’s hard to tell given the quick, close cuts, and apparent bump in track-side detail.

Could this be running within the GT Sport engine? Or is it simply a modified version of GT6, much like what we’ve seen in older trailers from Polyphony for individual cars? Whichever it is, it may not be a confirmation of the car’s inclusion in this year’s Gran Turismo Sport, but it does show that the close relationship between Polyphony and Nissan continues.

This isn’t the last bit of news regarding the 2017 model year GT-R and video games. Stay tuned for more, tomorrow.

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  1. Mar. 25, 7:58am

    I can already see this car in GT Sport :)

  2. Mar. 24, 10:47am

    I can’t believe the news that are going to pop up here today won’t be about something else other than the GT-R being available in Need for Speed today. They have to be about the car being in NFS, other stuff would be one heck of a surprise.

  3. Mar. 24, 10:37am

    How come the GTR looks like all the other cars Nissan makes? I doesn’t have that classic look like all the other previous Skylines.

  4. Mar. 24, 9:12am

    All aboard the hype train! Who’s ready to get overly excited about the prospect of news tomorrow?!

  5. Mar. 24, 6:27am

    I really would wish that Nissan could just make a new GT-R and stop making the same thing now for almost 10 years. Sure, some small changes have happened, but it is still essentially the SAME thing.

    The sad thing about this statement is that I actually really like the GT-R, it’s a wonderful car, but when you produce effectively the same exact car for nearly a decade, it’s time to change it up. The R32 lasted 5 years, R33 around 4-5, and then the R34 with a simple 3-4 years. We’re long overdue for a new car.

    Now to go onto the GT shots, I cannot tell if the game is an upgraded GT6 with (much) smoother graphics, or if this is truly a look into the new GT Sport, but speculation will always follow news of GT until it’s personally addressed by PD or Sony, or both.

    • Mar. 24, 9:04am

      Corvette C3 has started in 1968 until 1982 which is 14 years <:)
      The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL has started 1954 until 1963 which is 9 years :)
      Lamborghini Countach has started since 1974 until 1990 which is 16 years X)

    • Mar. 24, 3:24pm

      Ask Porsche, they produce the same car since the company was founded.

    • Mar. 24, 5:01pm

      They’re keeping the DNA for the porsche by keeping the round headlights – but in each model – you can see a little difference between the sharpness & smoothness for the headlights if i put it correctly X)
      But the main body aerodynamics shapes is still kept for the sake of DNA.
      Not to forget also like BMW four headlights & the two air intakes which is like a nose holes on the front X)

  6. Mar. 24, 5:43am
    Magic Ayrton

    Also “contains nuts” Speaking of allergies, nice to see PD keeping us all informed about the spring release of GT Sport.

    • Mar. 24, 4:02pm

      GT Sport was never going to be released in Spring of 2016, only thing they mentioned was 1st half 2016 release of the GT Sport Beta and nothing more.

    • Mar. 26, 2:03am

      The Official U.S. Playstation site says hello:

      “With the beta expected to begin in Spring 2016, it won’t be long before players can experience all GT has to offer on the power of PS4.”

  7. Mar. 24, 5:27am

    Come on, you know it’s always the same old CGI from GT5 and GT6 trailers.

  8. Mar. 24, 12:18am
    GTP Ziggy

    That looks like GT6.

    • Mar. 24, 12:21am
      GTP Ziggy

      But well rendered and modified.

    • Mar. 24, 12:25am
      GTP Ziggy

      Or it could it a GTS car in a GT6 environment…

    • Mar. 24, 12:25am
      GTP Ziggy


  9. Mar. 23, 11:04pm

    It’s probably going to be something along the lines of “New GT-R Rear Cover Car of New Forza” or GT-R Heads to Driveclub/Project Cars/Forza 6 for DLC” for tomorrow.

    • Mar. 23, 11:25pm

      It’s going to be in need for speed. They released a video today

  10. Mar. 23, 10:17pm

    Granturismo so quick to add a gtr go the game but they won’t add the corvette z06 or the mclaren p1 thats just retarded the game is not just about Nissan if it was then they should have named it “Nissan the real driving simulator” ffs

    • Mar. 24, 3:14pm

      They haven’t added this GT-R to the game. It takes six months to build a quality render of a car, and then you have to program its stats, upgrades and other minutiae into the game, and then make sure it’s bug free and release it on top of that. It takes a LOT of effort for them to put these cars in.

      Also, complaining about the Nissan-PD partnership when Turn 10 has Ferrari and EA has Porsche? smh…

      I don’t think you grasp the complexity of game programming. It’s thousands and thousands of lines of code just to do one thing. I.E. a basic, crappy number to text converter in Java without any input cleaning is about 300 lines of code.

      Imagine describing every aspect of a car’s engine, body, suspension, tires, etc. in code.

    • Mar. 24, 5:17pm

      I believe you’re talking about the old generation of codes programming.
      In current generation – if you’re talking about body rendering for the game to be completed to take 6 months – then in each year they can finish 2 cars.
      In GT4 PS2 they’ve managed to add 750 cars with all of the tracks & game modes in 3 years after the release of GT3 A-Spec X)
      Which means – they’re able to finish maybe 1 car per day, and if we counted 750 cars – then it’ll be 750 days which is about 2 years in PS2 era.
      In PS3 due to hardware difficulty – they’ve barely added about 200 premium cars after 6 years of GT4 PS2 release.
      Then in 3 years they’ve managed ( i think ) to add another 200 new ( i think premium if i’m not mistaken ) cars in GT6.
      Right now it passed 2 years and we barely see ( i think ) over 50 cars if not less based on latest information for GT Sport.
      Let’s hope they can do something faster since KAZ had mentioned on the possibility on finishing the game in a year or two – while sadly it passed both those expected timelines <:)

    • Mar. 26, 9:58am

      There were less than 100 unique cars added to GT6 at launch. The rest were livery duplicates, white base models etc. There were less than 30 unique DLC cars for GT5.

    • Mar. 26, 9:59am

      I should add, if you take PD’s premium modeling history from the PS3 era it averages out to around 40-45 unique cars per year.

    • Mar. 27, 8:04am

      So based on your information – if we count the years for the GT series on the PS3 era then :
      40 X 6 = 240 Premium cars.
      Or :
      45 X 6 = 270 Premium cars.
      For premium models – they fit to be in a GT game like GT3 A-Spec – since that game had something about 200 cars at it’s time :)
      If they’ll use that amount of premium cars in GT Sport – i hope that it’ll be enough to make it a successful game :)

  11. Mar. 23, 8:53pm

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m curious about what’s going on tomorrow.

    • Mar. 23, 9:44pm

      Tomorrow slightly cloudy with chance of meatballs or who knows.

    • Mar. 23, 9:51pm

      I’m crying inside ( of laughter ) LOL

    • Mar. 24, 5:44am
      Magic Ayrton

      Stand a better of chance of playing with my meatballs than playing GT Sport that’s for sure.

    • Mar. 24, 10:36am

      if you’re not even playing the damn game why are you obsessed with news articles pertaining the game

  12. Mar. 23, 8:18pm

    Another GT-R is boring for sure.
    I’m really tired of those marketing gimmicks.
    GRAN TURISMO is not a video game for nissan.

  13. Mar. 23, 7:35pm
    wraith of horus

    This unveiling from Nissan makes me wonder if the 2017 Gtr could be the cover car for either gran turismo sport or gran turismo 7. Or Nissan just used Polyphonys modelling software from gt6 to design the car. I mean who knows it’s anybody’s guess.

  14. Mar. 23, 7:16pm

    Looks like PS3 graphics.

    Nice car though. One of my favorites.

    • Mar. 23, 8:22pm

      You… have… no… eyes…

    • Mar. 23, 8:33pm

      Really? I didn’t see anything special from the “game” clips.

      I…. See….. You… :)

    • Mar. 23, 8:39pm

      in all seriousness though, it is very clear in the reflections on the car that it isn’t a ps3 game. pre-rendered graphics or GTS, its definatly not a ps3. :)

    • Mar. 23, 8:45pm

      I dunno.. Maybe it’s because it’s a GTR and I’ve seen it in the game so much… A bit smoother maybe. Nothing amazing. I’ll still get it though.

    • Mar. 23, 9:06pm
      Tenacious D

      PS3 can’t deliver graphics like this – no glitchy shadows. Whatever it is, it’s not the GT6 engine. And the trees don’t look like foliage from the trackside of the Nurburgring… new track?

    • Mar. 24, 1:40am

      Whether a PS3 can handle it not is moot – if it was GT6, the clip wouldn’t be produced on a PS3 in the first place.

  15. Mar. 23, 6:54pm

    I cant wait to see it at the auto-show.

    • Mar. 24, 12:10am

      A lot of elements from the Nissan VGT are apparent in the GT-R, for better or for worse depending on what your original stance is.

  16. Mar. 23, 6:30pm

    I laughed too hard at the “B-Spec Bob?!”

  17. Mar. 23, 6:10pm

    GTRness – what a phrase XD
    Now that was something new X)

    • Mar. 23, 6:11pm

      Referring to the N.Y autoshow X)

  18. Mar. 23, 6:08pm

    It starts to unfold guys! I believe we get big news , soon.. ;)

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