The GT-R, the pinnacle of Nissan's high-performance engineering, exhilaratingly blends a high horsepower engine with superb handling and practical technologies for daily driving. The GT-R is even more thrilling with significant improvements to its aerodynamic performance, the reintroduction of a unique trim, and improved optional options for the 2024 model year. With engineering taken straight from racing applications, the 600-horsepower GT-R NISMO provides an even higher degree of extraordinary performance.
All 2024 Nissan GT-R grades have undergone significant revisions to boost downforce, decrease drag, and provide confidence and responsive handling. The upgrades include modified front and back fascias, improved bumper sides, altered grille forms, and reshaped rear wings, further enhancing the car's remarkable aerodynamic performance. This represents Nissan's ongoing evolutionary improvements to GT-R.
Engineers also extensively examined the mesh used in the front grille and chose a smaller mesh to boost cooling further and minimize drag, demonstrating the team's attention to every detail. Amazingly, despite the increase in downforce, the GT-R's drag coefficient remains constant at 0.26 Cd.
A new rear wing design for the GT-R NISMO is supported by striking, swan neck-like structures. The wing's curve has been specially created to maximize drag and downforce with an approximately 10% bigger surface area. The crew also modified the front lip, rear diffuser, and canards of the GT-R NISMO.
The GT-R T-spec is back for the 2024 model year and improves upon the already capable Premium with many aesthetic and mechanical upgrades, such as wider front fenders, NISMO-tuned VDC, and GT-R NISMO carbon-ceramic brakes. Visually, T-spec has unique badging both inside and out, dark Mori Green upholstery, and semi-aniline and suede upholstery for the front seats.
The T-spec is offered in two unique colours that appeal to GT-R aficionados by reviving two of the nameplate's most famous paint shades, which is the most thrilling aspect. The first is Millennium Jade, a tribute to the R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nür, one of the rarest GT-Rs ever. The second T-spec-only paint is Midnight Purple, a contemporary take on the Midnight Purple III shade made famous by the R34 GT-R V-Spec.
A NISMO Appearance Package, now available for the GT-R NISMO, features an exceptional clear finish sprayed to the carbon fibre hood, a special engine cover design, and a unique set of 20-inch RAYS forged wheels with red accents. Stealth Gray, a new NISMO-only paint colour, is also available on the GT-R NISMO.
A hand-assembled, 3.8-litre, 24-valve, twin-turbocharged engine from Takumi is used in the 2024 Nissan GT-R. For the 2020 model year, the engine was improved, and it now has a standard titanium exhaust system and is rated at 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque.
To provide the best driving performance and handling characteristics, the GT-R's standard ATTESA ET-S all-wheel-drive system may change how much torque is sent to the front and rear wheels depending on the driving situation. With forceful downshifts and paddle shifters positioned on the steering wheel for manual control, the standard 6-speed dual-clutch transaxle is rear-mounted to maximize vehicle weight distribution.
Independent double-wishbone front and independent multi-link rear suspensions, which have been precisely calibrated, are responsible for the dynamic ride and handling of the GT-R. The driver may adjust the suspension on a GT-R in three ways: Normal, Comfort, and R, using standard Bilstein® DampTronic shock absorbers. With these three driving comfort settings, the GT-R's renowned sporty, responsive handling can be combined with various driving comfort levels. On the vehicle's centre console are big, tactile switches that are used to adjust the suspension, gearbox, and engine settings.
Nissan and Brembo® collaborated to design the six-piston front and four-piston rear callipers used in the GT-R Premium braking system. GT-R's connection to the road is made possible by its 20-inch lightweight RAYS® wheels wrapped in high-performance Dunlop summer tires.
The GT-R T-spec features Brembo® brakes with bigger carbon-ceramic rotors from the GT-R NISMO, together with gold-painted RAYS wheels mounted with Dunlop® SP Sport Maxx GT600 ultra-high-performance run-flat tires made with NISMO-specific formula.
A "horizontal-flow" dashboard with Nappa leather accents and lightweight seats greets passengers inside the GT-R.
The exterior of the GT-R T-spec has various distinctive aesthetic additions, such as T-spec badges on the trunk. With its premium dark Mori Green upholstery and front seat treatments that combine semi-aniline and suede, GT-R T-spec increases the vehicle's interior styling. The T-spec is further distinguished by distinctive emblems on the console and kick plates.
Apple CarPlay®, Nissan navigation, Bluetooth®, HD Radio, SiriusXM® Radio, SiriusXM® Traffic, and SiriusXM® Travel LinkTM (weather, movie listings, stock information, and sports) are all included in the NissanConnect® infotainment system's standard features list.
Additionally, the display contains GT-R-specific, editable data pages that display essential vehicle information, including coolant and oil temperature, gearbox gear selection, g-forces, turbocharger boost, and even a timer for clocking laps.
Drivers are further accommodated by the GT-R's high-end comfort amenities, which include an 11-speaker Bose® audio system, Active Noise Cancellation, dual-zone automatic temperature control, heated front seats, and front and rear parking sensors.
The GT-R NISMO is a more extreme version of the GT-R for drivers wanting an even higher degree of capability; its name is derived from Nissan MOtorsports International Co.
The 2024 GT-R NISMO features a front limited-slip differential in addition to aerodynamic updates for the first time. The differential contributes to an improved driving experience by guaranteeing that GT-R properly follows the driver's inputs and is an excellent example of the NISMO team's devotion to incremental improvements that continuously expand GT-R's capabilities.
For the 2020 model year, the GT-R NISMO received several improvements, including new turbochargers from the GT3 racecar, improved gearbox shift management, lighter parts, improved body bonding to boost torsional stiffness, decreased overall mass, and improvements to the brakes, wheels, and tires. It also uses more lightweight carbon fibre components and has more horsepower when compared to the GT-R Premium.
With greatly improved engine response, the GT-R NISMO is rated for 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque.
Brembo® brakes with bigger, carbon-ceramic rotors measuring 16.1 inches in the front and 15.3 inches in the back work in conjunction with NISMO's enhanced power and grip. The rotors save weight by 36 pounds, while the high-strength callipers and high-friction brake pads help the brake pedal feel more solid.
Carbon fibre was used to make the roof lighten the vehicle and lower its centre of gravity, improving handling. Improved component cooling and higher aerodynamic downforce are two benefits of NISMO-exclusive bodywork. The front and back fascias, trunk lid, race-inspired rear wing, side sill covers, hood, and exterior mirror housings are additional NISMO-exclusive carbon fibre body pieces.
The GT-R NISMO's interior has Recaro® seats with synthetic suede inserts, red stitching, and a steering wheel covered in Alcantara with a top red stripe.
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