Despite being around for more than a decade, the GT-R is still one of the best performers around. Characterized by impressive driving experience, this is a real beast on the road, which features exceptional acceleration and handling. The Japanese manufacturer doesn’t give up from this model, which is already a legend. The 2020 Nissan GT-R comes with another refresh, which includes a couple of tweaks to the engine, as well as new 50th Anniversary edition.
There are novelties in terms of aesthetics, but also new turbochargers and various other mechanical modifications. The rest of the vehicle, though, remains the same. You may count on a familiar styling and interior design. Also, the list of standard features will remain pretty much the same. Finally, the power output remains the same, despite the new turbochargers. The pricing for the new model has been announced as well and it will now be a little bit more expensive.
The petrol 3.8-liter V6 engine has received two new turbos. It responds slightly faster at lower rpm and is more efficient by 5%. Nissan has announced that gearshifts are changing 0.15 seconds faster than before in high-performance-focused R Mod.
The reconfiguration of the exhaust manifold provided easier access to the turbine mounts for easy servicing, and finally, a titanium exhaust pipe was added. The electronically controlled suspension is tuned for a more comfortable ride and better stability.
Nissan claims that the steering is more direct and accurate than ever before with this model and that minimum adjustments are required at highest speeds. The performance of the brakes has been improved by adding a unit that requires less pressure and has a stronger response.
2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo and 50th Anniversary
In addition to the new generation of Versa sedans and the special 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, Nissan also presents the refined GT-R Nismo for the 2020 model year at the New York Auto Show.
This most exclusive version of the GT-R family differs from the rest of the lineup in many carbon fiber elements (front and rear bumper, front fenders, hood, roof, boot lid, rear spoiler …), all of which have undergone changes to the finish weight reduction and improved aerodynamics. All in all, they were able to reduce the weight by 50 pounds compared to the earlier version.
There are also new wheels (even lighter than before), new Dunlop tires, exclusive GT-R Nismo sports seats, modified suspension, even more, precise steering, a revised titanium exhaust system, and a carbon-ceramic brake system.
The engine is a well-known 3.8 liter V6 twin-turbo with 600hp and 652Nm, paired with a revised 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.
50th Anniversary Edition
Another special model premiered at the New York trade show, the Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition, which commemorates the great heritage of the GT-R model. Several colors are provided for this version. Namely, Bayside Blue with white racing stripes and blue accents on wheels, then a white beige with red straps and Super Silver with white straps.
Also included are electronically controlled suspension, convenient edition tags, a special gray color scheme for the interior, seats with imprinted edition logo as well as Alcantara and leather.
Under the hood, there is a well-known 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 with 565 horsepower.
2020 Nissan GT-R Specs
As you can see, there is a nice amount of novelties for the 2020 Nissan GT-R. However, the overall design remains the same. This is still the same vehicle that has been introduced more than ten years ago and it keeps its edgy looks. Also, the interior design is practically the same. It has been improved with new color schemes and similar things, but still keeps the familiar layout. This is practically the only supercar that comes with two rows of seat and can accommodate four passengers, at least in theory. Still, rear seats are typically tight for sports coupes.
Technology-wise, the GT-R has received a couple of updates during its long production cycle. So, you can count on a quite modern touchscreen interface, which is straightforward and super-easy to learn. Also, it includes Apple CarPlay. Unfortunately, Android Auto is not available.
Among other tech goodies, you can also find things like navigation, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. A premium Bose system is also available.
2020 Nissan GT-R Engine
As we’ve already mentioned, the 2020 Nissan GT-R comes with a couple of tweaks, particularly in terms of turbochargers. Despite the changes, numbers are pretty much the same. The base version is good for 565 horsepower and while the Nismo badge brings additional 45 horses. Still, the company claims better throttle response and that more power will be available at lower revs. Also, the efficiency is allegedly improved by 5 percent.
How this is going to affect the 2020 Nissan GT-R ‘s overall performances, we will find out soon. The current model already features spectacular handling and astonishing acceleration and things could only become even better.
2020 Nissan GT-R Release Date and Price
The 2020 Nissan GT-R will hit the market pretty soon. As we already mentioned, you may count on a slight power jump. Base models will now go around 115.000 dollars. The range-topping Nismo will cost around 212.500 dollars.