2020 Nissan GT-R revealed

2020 Nissan GT-R revealed

The MY20 Nissan GT-R features a handful of incremental updates, including new turbochargers and suspension tweaks

The R35 GT-R might be into its 12th year, but following the reveal of its track-derived 2020 GT-R Nismo in April this year, Nissan has turned its attention to the standard car, tweaking styling and improving performance. The MY2020 GT-R’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre VR38DETT V6 produces the same 562bhp and 637Nm of torque as before, but receives new turbochargers for better low-end response and a five per cent increase in efficiency thanks to improved seals. No new performance figures have been quoted, and so it’s likely that the 315kmph top speed and 2.7sec 0-100kmph time remain.

Elsewhere, the gearbox has received a tune-up, resulting in a 0.15sec reduction in shift times while in R-mode (which is the maximum performance mode). Meanwhile, the suspension has been altered to provide a more comfortable ride, as well as improving high speed stability. Steering has also seen improvements, making it more linear and precise, with brake boosters tweaked to provide a more immediate response.

Move to the outside and you might notice the use of Bayside Blue, a four-layer shade last seen on the R34 GT-R. A new titanium exhaust muffler with burnished blue tips is also available, alongside 20-inch wheels and a grey leather interior option, replacing ivory and sitting alongside black, tan and red.

Bookings for the MY2020 GT-R are already open in international markets, with deliveries scheduled to start in November. In India, the previous-gen Nissan GT-R currently retails for Rs 2.12 crore (ex-showroom), and we expect the new version to go on sale at a comparable sticker. But high price tag notwithstanding, we’re hoping that the new version gets here post haste!

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