The refreshed Nissan GT-R NISMO is available to order now, priced from £174,995, following its debut at the 2019 New York Motor Show
The new Nissan GT-R NISMO is available to order in the UK now. The Japanese firm’s £174,995 range-topping sports car made its debut at this year’s New York Motor Show, featuring a host of performance upgrades, a redesigned exterior, a lower kerb weight and a slightly tweaked interior.
It’s powered by a tuned version of the standard GT-R’s boosted 3.8-litre V6 engine, with an exclusive turbocharger design borrowed directly from the GT-R GT3 racer. Performance figures remain the same at 592bhp and 652Nm of torque, although Nissan claims improved responsiveness, thanks to the turbocharger’s reduced rotational mass.
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The engine sends its power to all four wheels via a revised version of the standard GT-R’s six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Nissan has also recalibrated the car’s adaptive shift control (ASC), which it claims offers “more aggressive and intuitive” gear shifts. A revised titanium exhaust system, with handcrafted burnished tips, also features.
Other performance upgrades include carbon-ceramic disc brakes, Brembo calipers and a fresh Bilstein suspension system. A set of newly-designed Dunlop tyres also come as standard, featuring a wider tread pattern and fewer grooves, which Nissan claims improve cornering stability and steering response.
Exterior updates include an exclusive set of 20-inch RAYS alloy wheels, an aerodynamically functional body kit and carbon fibre replacements for the GT-R’s side skirts, bonnet, roof and boot-lid. The front wings feature scalloped vents, like those on the GT-R GT3, which Nissan claims both funnels hot air out of the engine bay and improves downforce.
To complement the revised exterior and updated mechanicals, Nissan has fitted the 2020 GT-R NISMO with a fresh pair of leather-and-Alcantara trimmed, carbon-shelled sports seats. Each seat is 1.4kg lighter than the unit it replaces and features wider shoulder pads and thicker bolstering to better support the driver under hard cornering.
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