How the Nissan GT-R's all-wheel-drive system works


There are few cars more complex and sophisticated than Godzilla, also known as the Nissan GT-R. 

Our friend at Engineering Explained, Jason Fenske, has a knack for making the most complicated topics far easier to understand, and his latest project is dissecting just how the GT-R puts its 565 horsepower (up 20 from last year, as we recently found out at Belgium's Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps) to all four wheels.

The GT-R has evolved considerably over the course of almost a decade in which the current generation has been on the market. From day one, however, the GT-R has channeled a tremendous amount of power to all four wheels in a far more efficient manner than just about any other supercar on the market. It is the car's all-wheel drive system that has given it such prodigious grip and astounding acceleration.

Check out the video and watch as Jason explains how power is transferred from front to rear and from side to side as a series of highly complicated sensors react to changing yaw rates, as well as road, throttle, and steering wheel positions.

Jason's understanding of the GT-R isn't just from reading about it online or talking with engineers. He also spent time behind the wheel of one to learn more about it. 

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