- The 2020 Nissan GT-R goes on sale in the European markets.
- Packs new turbos with the V6 along with suspension and steering tuning.
- Marks the return of iconic Blue paint seen on the R34-gen GT-R
The Nissan GT-R could now be considered an old car since it has soldiered on for more than a decade already. But Nissan is adamant to keep it going for another few years, and hence has regularly updated it with newer techs and performance boosts. So the MY2020 Nissan GT-R is here with chassis tweaks and new paint scheme.
Firstly, the GT-R’s 562bhp 3.8-litre V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine receives new turbochargers, which increase the engine’s low rpm response, says the Japanese carmaker. This is possible thanks to an abradable seal, providing tighter clearances and a 5 per cent increased efficiency. Meanwhile, the gear shifts are also 0.15 seconds improved when in R-Mode. On the other hand, the electronically controlled suspension has been tuned to provide better cornering stability and a smoother ride.
The steering is more linear and precise than ever, requiring minimal corrections at speeds of up to 186mph (300kmph). A new brake booster is fitted as well which increases the initial braking response with less pedal stroke. The exhaust manifolds, inspired by racing technology, have optimised turbo flange attachment points which allow for easier servicing without touching the exhaust manifold. There is also a new titanium exhaust muffler, featuring titanium finishers with burnished blue tips.
Most importantly, the Bayside Blue paint, which was last seen on the iconic R34 GT-R, has marked its return on the R35. It is achieved with a four-coat double-heat treatment process, claims the carmaker. Apart from that, a newly designed 20 spoke, 20-inch alloy wheels also add fresh appeal to the ageing Japanese sports car. On the inside, the black-tan and red interior options are now joined by a new grey leather interior, replacing the ivory option.
The updated MY2020 Nissan GT-R will go on sale in the international markets in November. The Godzilla – as it is famously called – is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019.