Nissan celebrates 50 years of Nissan GT-R with range updates and special edition
To mark five decades since the GT-R global unveil, Australian fans will be able to enjoy the GT-R Premium, GT-R Premium Luxury and GT-R Track Edition with redesigned front fog lamps, a stylish new blue exhaust tip and the lightest R35 updated wheels ever offered thanks to the work of Nissan’s chassis development team. But it is the Nissan engineers that have had the biggest impact on this 2020 model.
In addition to this, Nissan has also introduced a special Nissan GT-R 50th anniversary edition 2020 model - based off the Premium Luxury model. It is available in three colours, including the all-new Bayside Blue – an exterior colour that celebrates the rich heritage of Nissan’s racing history - and boasts a stylish new interior shade and 50th anniversary badging.
“Few letters are as recognized and celebrated as much as ‘GT-R,’ so whenever there is an update the world takes notice,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.
“The overall changes to Nissan GT-R are significant from a driving performance perspective, while the 50th anniversary edition stylishly pays homage to its past.”
2020 Nissan GT-R
While the Nissan GT-R’s powerful 3.8 litre V6 engine with 419kW of power and 632Nm of torque is unchanged, the adoption of NISMO technology for ‘GT’ acceleration, braking and handling performance are at the forefront of the technical updates to the 2020 Nissan GT-R.
Nissan GT-R turbochargers have been updated. The adoption of an abradable seal (technology primarily used for racing engines) reduces compressor housing-blade clearance to reduce air leakage and improve response at low RPMs. This improvement will be particularly noticeable in and out of corners, making the driving experience even more enjoyable.
GT-R also features a refined 6-speed dual-clutch transmission with a refined ‘R Mode’. Allowing for more aggressive downshifts the gear selection happens during ABS engagement. The result is improved performance exiting corners and less understeer.
The electronically controlled suspension has been tuned to provide better cornering and a smoother ride, in-fact it is more linear and precise requiring fewer corrections.
There is also an improved steering angle for better Cornering G, Breaking G and Yaw response, and a new brake booster - within the updated steel brakes - increases the initial braking response by engaging with less pedal stroke, resulting in enhanced stopping power and feel.
Available in a contemporary range of colours, including Ivory Pearl, Super Silver, Gun Metallic, Jet Black, Vibrant Red and Blaze Metallic, Nissan has also introduced Bayside Blue to the full range.
The GT-R Premium Luxury also comes with a new interior colour – Urban Grey, while an updated RECARO seat awaits buyers that want the Nissan GT-R Track Edition with the NISMO interior option. Fully updated, this newly styled seat offers improved comfort and support.
Across the range as standard equipment, Nissan GT-R features satellite navigation with 3D mapping on an 8-inch integrated colour display with multi-touch screen, a display commander control and Bluetooth®.
It also has an Intelligent Key® with push button start, heated seats, a BOSE® premium audio system with 11 speakers, rear view camera and front and rear parking sensors
50th Anniversary special edition
Taking the Premium Luxury grade a step further, Nissan has created a special 50th anniversary edition that will turn heads.
Available in three striking colours, the limited edition variant is offered in Super Silver with white stripes, Ivory Pearl with red stripes and the new Bayside Blue with white stripes. The new blue hue is based off the original Wangan Blue that featured on the R34.
Inspiration for the 50th anniversary paint scheme comes from the race livery designs for GT-R from the 1971 Japan Grand prix. The stripes are applied to the bonnet, roof and boot lid.
To further set this variant apart from the rest of the range there is exterior 50th anniversary badging on the boot lid, underneath the GT-R logo on the rear of the car and on the alloy wheels.
Inside, Nissan has introduced an exclusive cool grey two-tone leather trim called Twilight Grey. This features throughout the cabin, particularly on the doors, seats, front fascia and dash panels, plus the steering wheel and shift knob.
Coordinating the interior with the exterior, there is also 50th anniversary badging on the seats, centre console, tachometer and kick plates.
The 2020 Nissan GT-R range is on sale now at selected dealers. Contact Clarkson Nissan to see availability.