New but not new: refreshed Nissan GTR unveiled


Back in 2007, Nissan shattered the motoring world with its groundbreaking sportscar - the GTR. During its prime years, the GTR was always in the conversation of being the greatest sports car of all time alongside the Porsche 911. However, in the past few years, the GTR has aged and failed to evolve as much as its counterparts.

Despite the Godzilla becoming old enough to sit for a driving license test, Nissan has given it another refresh for its 16th production year with two new trims - T-Spec and Nismo.

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So now there are a total of eight variants of the GTR, with 7 of them powered by the ‘not new’ 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque and range-topping Nismo spec packing 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque.

A six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and Nissan's ATTESA ET-S all-wheel-drive system send power to all four wheels, with torque split variable from front to rear depending on driving circumstances. Bilstein DampTronic adjustable shocks, Brembo brakes, and RAYS 20-inch wheels are also included.


What is ‘new’ is the fact that, for the very first time, the NISMO version gets a limited-slip differential for the front axle. The clever engineers at Japan have also worked some magic on the bodywork to maintain the drag coefficient of 0.26 Cd for the new GTR despite the upgrades to the exterior. 

“With evolving toward ultimate driving pleasure as its product concept, the Nissan GT-R continues to enhance its status as a premium sports car. The new models represent the next level of balance between speed and ride quality. Fronted with a new grille design, cutting-edge technologies and craftsmanship, the new models are the pinnacle of the GT-R R35,” said Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta.



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