Engineering Explained Decodes Nissan GT-R’s AWD System


How does the GT-R push 545hp to all four wheels? Engineering Explained has the answers.

If you’re daring enough to get behind the wheel of the Nissan GT-R, you will quickly realize why it’s known as Godzilla. We try explaining to our participants, what makes this car so special, and they typically respond by saying “so, it’s magic?!”

nissan gt-r chassis and awd system

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Truth be told, it basically is. More like science and serious levels of mechanical engineering, but when you rip this thing around a racetrack, magic seems more practical. Despite our level of comfort with the sorcery of this Japanese beast, who’s known for beating on Italian sports cars, we felt like we deserved to know more. That’s when we decided to ask our dry-erase marker wielding friend, Engineering Explained (Jason Fenske), to help us out.

Engineering Explained shows us how the AWD system works in the Nissan GT-R.

Speaking of magic, how does he fit all of that info on one white board? We’ll have to get back to you on that. Either way, it appears as though a few run-ins with the GT-R gave Jason the understanding he needed, to figure out why “this thing’s a monster!” To that point, we certainly agree with Jason, and we’re glad he could deliver a better answer than we had at the ready. At least we now know, it’s not just a bunch of wizards and hamsters under the hood of the car, running around, helping it cook-up mind bending numbers like it’s 3 second sprint to 60 mph from zer0. WHOA!

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