2016 Nissan GT-R Tire Size

There are multiple tire sizes for your 2016 Nissan GT-R that depend upon the trim level.  Look for your trim level below to get a color-coded explanation of your tire size.  Then pick the best tire size for your 2016 Nissan GT-R.

Trim Options:

Premium w/Cold Weather Pkg.

255/40RF20 97W(Front)

Simplified Size:  255-40-20

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2016 Nissan GT-R is 255/40RF20 97W (Front).  A color-coded explanation of the 2016 Nissan GT-R's tire size is shown below.

255

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 255 millimeters.

40

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 40%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 40% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 102 millimeters.

RF

The mark of RF indicates that the tire is reinforced.  This means it can handle a higher inflation pressure than a standard tire, which increases its maximum load.

20

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 20 inches in diameter.

97

This tire has a load index of 97, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1606 pounds (730 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

W

This tire has a speed rating of W, which means 167 mph (270 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

Trim Options:

Premium w/Cold Weather Pkg.

285/35RF20 100W(Rear)

Simplified Size:  285-35-20

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2016 Nissan GT-R is 255/40RF20 97W (Front).  A color-coded explanation of the 2016 Nissan GT-R's tire size is shown below.

285

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 285 millimeters.

35

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 35%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 35% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 99 millimeters.

RF

The mark of RF indicates that the tire is reinforced.  This means it can handle a higher inflation pressure than a standard tire, which increases its maximum load.

20

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 20 inches in diameter.

100

This tire has a load index of 100, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1760 pounds (800 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

W

This tire has a speed rating of W, which means 167 mph (270 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

Trim Options:

Black EditionNismoPremium

255/40ZRF20 (97Y)(Front)

Simplified Size:  255-40-20

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2016 Nissan GT-R is 255/40ZRF20 (97Y) (Front).  A color-coded explanation of the 2016 Nissan GT-R's tire size is shown below.

255

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 255 millimeters.

40

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 40%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 40% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 102 millimeters.

Z

This tire has a speed class of Z, which means it's part of an elite speed class of 149 mph or more (240 km/h).  A tire's speed class is less specific than the speed rating.

RF

The mark of RF indicates that the tire is reinforced.  This means it can handle a higher inflation pressure than a standard tire, which increases its maximum load.

20

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 20 inches in diameter.

97

This tire has a load index of 97, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1606 pounds (730 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

Y

This tire has a speed rating of Y, which means 186 mph (300 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

Trim Options:

Black EditionNismoPremium

285/35ZRF20 (100Y)(Rear)

Simplified Size:  285-35-20

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2016 Nissan GT-R is 255/40ZRF20 (97Y) (Front).  A color-coded explanation of the 2016 Nissan GT-R's tire size is shown below.

285

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 285 millimeters.

35

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 35%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 35% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 99 millimeters.

Z

This tire has a speed class of Z, which means it's part of an elite speed class of 149 mph or more (240 km/h).  A tire's speed class is less specific than the speed rating.

RF

The mark of RF indicates that the tire is reinforced.  This means it can handle a higher inflation pressure than a standard tire, which increases its maximum load.

20

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 20 inches in diameter.

100

This tire has a load index of 100, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1760 pounds (800 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

Y

This tire has a speed rating of Y, which means 186 mph (300 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.