The Nissan GT-R really doesn’t need much more fine-tuning, but Nissan has decided to sharpen its track weapon anyway.
For the 2020 model year, the flagship Nissan gets some enhancements to optimise performance, improve handling and also crank up the R35’s styling.
What’s new for the 2020 Nissan GT-R?
On the outside, it looks like Nissan has made the decision to keep the GT-R’s styling broadly intact.
That’s a bold move, but we guess that Nissan might be taking the route Porsche has done with the 911 and keep the design intact!
The first change is the engine. The Nissan GT-R’s 3.8-litre, twin-turbo V6 (producing 562hp) gets new turbochargers, which boost the engine’s response lower in the rev range thanks to an abradable seal.
Nissan says that also provides tighter clearances and a 5 percent efficiency increase.
Gearshifts are also 0.15 seconds improved when in R-Mode.
The electronically controlled suspension, meanwhile, has been tuned to provide “better cornering stability” and a smoother ride.
Nissan has also tweaked the GT-R’s steering for a more linear and precise feel even when travelling at up to 300km/h.
The brakes have also been given more bite with a new brake booster increasing the initial braking response by engaging with less pedal movement.
Nissan says that new brake booster results in “enhanced stopping power and feel”.
The GT-R’s exhaust manifolds now get optimised turbo flange attachment points, which Nissan says means easier servicing without touching the exhaust manifold.
The GT-R also gets a new titanium exhaust muffler with titanium finishers with burnished blue tips.
The R34’s blue colour make a return
To make sure your R35 remains tops in the styling stakes, Nissan has brought back an iconic colour first seen on the R34.
Bayside Blue makes a return to the line-up, which through a four-coat double-heat treatment process ensures a “vivid blue” with “striking highlights and deep shadows”.
The new car also gets new 20-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels.
The interior also gets a new grey leather interior, which replaces the outgoing ivory option.
We don’t yet have any news when or if the new Nissan GT-R will arrive on our shores, but we’ll keep you updated if it does!