Nissan has revealed the 2024 model year version of its GT-R flagship, including two new special edition versions, but don’t expect to see it here.
The updated GT-R has been revealed for the Japanese market, where it will go on sale this year. The GT-R left the Australian market in 2021 because it didn’t meet a new Australian Design Rule (ADR) that imposed stricter side impact standards.
Highlights of the 2024 GT-R update include a new front grille design, improved aerodynamics and “refined ride quality”. Noise and vibration are claimed to be reduced too.
One of the new special edition GT-R models is called the Premium Edition T-Spec. It looks very similar to the T-Spec model that was brought to Australia as a send-off special.
The GT-R Premium Edition T-Spec comes equipped with “specially-set suspension”, and carbon disc brakes. There also appear to be 20-inch gold forged wheels.
The other new special edition GT-R is called the Nismo Special Edition. It’s naturally based on the more powerful, racing-inspired GT-R Nismo.
The Nissan GT-R Nismo Special Edition has “refined aerodynamic performance”, a mechanical limited-slip differential for the front axle, Recaro carbon black buck seats, and a clear-coated Nismo carbon bonnet with NACA ducts.
It also has a range of “high-precision weight-balanced engine parts” including the piston rings, connecting rods, and crankshaft.
The 2024 Nissan GT-R range is still powered by the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine. It’s also still mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.
Power and torque in regular GT-R remain the same at 419kW of power and 637Nm of torque, whereas the GT-R Nismo still produces 441kW and 652Nm. The latter of these models has “Nismo special tuning”.
The R35-generation Nissan GT-R was first revealed in concept form in 2001 and went into production in 2007. It first on sale in Australia in 2009 and was offered until 2021, as noted above.
Looking to the future, we know the Nismo division is working on a successor to the current GT-R, and it will be available with hybrid and even EV drivetrains. It’s understood to still be a few years off though.
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