The 2020 Nissan GT-R has recently been officially revealed by introducing the 50th Anniversary Edition and carrying a myriad of upgraded engine components. The GT-R is a very powerful monster and is commonly called Godzilla – one of the most powerful high-performance sports cars that Nissan has ever built. The most important thing is now getting new component upgrades, refined transmission setups, improved suspension tuning, and new turbochargers sourced from the Nissan GT-R GT3 race car. What needs to be underlined is that the 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition is a special edition version that marks the 50th GT-R anniversary and comes with a special livery design.
Nissan provides some significant performance improvements on this new sports car. One of them is under the hood, the 2020 Nissan GT-R is powered by a new twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 engine paired with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox rated at 565 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. Nissan has replaced the old turbo component with a completely new turbocharger that is claimed to make the engine become much more efficient and responsive at lower rpm. This new turbo component will only be available in the Track-Ready and GT-R NISMO versions. In addition to the engine components, the Japanese automaker has also revised the chassis tuning.
Other component upgrades include an exhaust system that is now equipped with a new titanium components with burnished blue tips. The twin-turbo 3.8L V6 unit is paired to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox featuring track-ready R drive mode. According to the automaker, this dual-clutch gearbox is able to downshift much more aggressively with track-ready mode and is able to adapt better to the driver. Equally important, Nissan is also re-tuning its GT-R chassis including the suspension, steering and braking system which ultimately makes the car even smoother with better handling.
Most importantly, Nissan has now offered the 2020 GT-R Track Edition and high-performance NISMO version. The twin-turbo V6 unit on the Track Edition version now gets a special tuning that was previously only offered in the NISMO variant. As a result, the new GT-R Track Edition with a twin-turbo 3.8L V6 has gained increased horsepower by 35 HP and 14 lb-ft of torque. This means that the total output now reaches 600 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque. In addition, Nissan also put new turbocharger components sourced from the Nissan GT-R GT3 race car which is claimed to increase its engine acceleration and response. This upgrade is available for both Track Edition and Nismo models.
Several other upgrades are also available for the 2020 Nissan GT-R, including Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with less weight and better stopping power. It’s claimed to be equipped with bigger Brembo discs measuring 16.1-inches at the front and 15.3-inches at the rear. Both the Track Edition and NISMO versions now get a new carbon-fiber roof which is claimed to be able to cut the weight to 67 pounds on the NISMO version. A touch of a scalloped vents like the GT-R GT3 race car are now also seen in the front fenders of the latest GT-R NISMO, which can help engine cooling, improve the car’s aerodynamics and increase its downforce. Apart from that, this high-performance sports car is ride on a 20-inch lighter alloy wheels with a new 9-spoke design wrapped in new Dunlop tires.
No word on a release date, but the 2020 Nissan GT-R is expected to reach U.S. showrooms at some point later this year. The new GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition will be entirely based on the Premium trim level and offers three different combinations of two-tone exterior color paints, including Super Silver + white stripes, Bayside (Wangan) Blue + white stripes, and Pearl White + red stripes. Meanwhile, the interior will get a touch of unique gray scheme and get special trims that include a steering wheel, shift knob, faux-suede headliner, and distinct embossed seats.
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