The Nissan GT-R Nismo Continues Into 2020 With Track-Focused Updates

The Nissan GT-R Nismo Continues Into 2020 With Track-Focused Updates

The Nissan GT-R Nismo Continues Into 2020 With Track-Focused Updates

It also receives the GT-R Nismo's engine, which gets new turbos borrowed from the latest GT3 series GT-R race auto.

Let's start with the most improved Godzilla variant, the 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo. Powering the auto is the same 572PS/633Nm 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 from the 2017 GT-R. A six-speed manual transmission with rev matching is standard; a seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is optional. Grippier Dunlop rubber will help make the most of the snappier power delivery. No, it was a 50th Anniversary Edition, which is fine.

A new carbon ceramic brake system has been added for 2020 to haul things back to reality with 16.1-inch rotors up front and 15.3-inch rotors in back. To further cut down on weight, the roof is now built from lightweight carbon fiber as well.

The 2020 370Z will be offered in four trims: base, sport, sport touring and Nismo. The titanium exhaust is also something not previously seen on a standard GT-R, and other areas have been treated to yet more tweaks: suspension changes aim to bring greater stability and comfort, the steering has been revised to be more precise and the brakes have an upgraded brake booster - the result of that should be improved initial response and performance, because the booster engages with less pedal stroke than before.

It goes on sale later this month, though pricing hasn't been announced. Just in case there hadn't been enough GT-R dorkery in your Wednesday morning.

The exterior of the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition mimics the livery of the original BRE race vehicle and is available in two different paint schemes: white with red accents, or silver with black accents.

Fans of the R34-generation Skyline GT-R will be thrilled about the return of Bayside (Wangan) Blue, which on this anniversary special also adds white stripes.

The 370Z comes in two exterior paint patterns, silver with black striping, or white with red accents.

Every 50th Anniversary GT-R will have a gray interior and come with a unique steering wheel and shift knob, a center-console plaque, special embossed seats, an Alcantara headliner with unique stitching, and Alcantara-wrapped sun visors.

As for the GT-R's vaunted 3.8-liter handcrafted V6 engine, at 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque, new turbochargers improve low rpm response and sharpen response overall, and provide a 5% efficiency boost.

At the moment, there's no word on price or when the livelier Track model will reach dealerships, but like the other GT-Rs, expect summer availability.

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