Nissan has unveiled the facelifted GT-R as the 2024 model for the Japanese market, available with two special edition (SE) models. With the product concept "evolving toward ultimate driving pleasure," the updated model hosts cosmetics and performance upgrades.
2024 Nissan GT-R Nismo
Part of the update is the introduction of two new special models, namely the GT-R Premium edition T-spec and GT-R Nismo Special edition.
Design-wise, the new Nissan GT-R comes with a new grille design that looks reminiscent of the one on the previous R34 Skyline generation. For the GT-R Nismo, it sports the usual red accents around the vehicle, with the Special edition offering a clear-coated Nismo-exclusive carbon hood engine with NACA ducts.
Nissan GT-R Premium edition T-spec
In the performance department, the new GT-R is developed with improvements in aerodynamics and ride quality. The Japanese automaker reduced noise and vibration, and tuned the sound. With these changes, the sports car can provide passengers an enhanced onboard comfort.
The Nissan GT-R Premium edition T-spec is said to be created to drive with “robust grip.” It is equipped with specially set suspension and carbon disc brakes, improving the ride and handling.
Interior of the new GT-R
Meanwhile, the Nissan GT-R Nismo Special edition is said to maximize the use of racing technologies. Included in the special edition package are exclusive Recaro carbon bucket seats, high-precision weight-balance engine parts, mechanical limited-slip differential to the front final drive, and refinements on aerodynamics and suspension.
No changes were made to the power unit. This means that the vehicle is still powered by the same 3.8-liter VR38DETT V6 twin-turbo engine, with the Nismo version making more at 592 horsepower and 652 Nm of torque. It sends power to all four wheels (AWD) via a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
The pinnacle of the R35 series
“Fronted with a new grille design, cutting-edge technologies, and craftsmanship, the new models are the pinnacle of the GT-R R35,” said Nissan Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ashwani Gupta.
With the unveiling of another facelift version, the R35 GT-R is staying in the lineup amid discontinuation reports for the next-gen iteration. But considering Gupta’s remarks, this could well be the current generation’s final edition.
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Know more about Nissan GT-R 2023
The Nissan GT-R 2023 is a high-performance, two-door sports car. It is the sixth model to carry the GT-R moniker, though technically being a spin-off of the Skyline GT-R models that preceded it. Nissan GT-R price Philippines starts at ₱8,900,000 for the entry-level Nissan GT-R Premium 3.8 AWD AT , while the top-of-the-line Nissan GT-R NISMO 3.8 AWD AT is priced at ₱13,200,000
In the Philippine market, the GT-R can be had in two flavors. There’s the GT-R NISMO, and the GT-R Premium. For the prices of these two GT-R variants, one should contact the nearest Nissan dealerships.
Under the hood, both GT-R variants in the local market use a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. On the Premium variant, the said engine can produce up to 562 horsepower and 633 Nm of torque. The NISMO trim is tuned to make more at 600 horsepower and 652 Nm of torque. Both trims then come with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, and both have all-wheel-drive.
Size-wise, both trims are 1,895mm wide, and 1,370mm in height. Both also have a wheelbase length of 2,780mm, and a ground clearance of 110mm. In terms of length, the GT-R NISMO is slightly shorter at 4,690mm. In turn, the Premium trim is longer at 4,710mm.
Locally, the Nissan GT-R competes against the likes of the Chevrolet Corvette C8, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Audi R8, and the BMW M5.
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