The GT-R may be old, but it is still one of the hottest supercars around. With exceptional performances and very good everyday practicality, it is still in quite big demand, despite the current model has been on the market for about 12 years. Latest reports are suggesting that the redesign won’t happen in the next year either. Moreover, the company will introduce some quite interesting novelties for the 2020 Nissan GT-R. One of them is an updated Nismo version, which comes lighter and even faster. Also, it will be very interesting to see a special, 50th-anniversary version, which is about to come with a full load of distinctive details, in order to celebrate the model’s heritage.
On the other side, changes on the engine are not expected, so we won’t see any power increase. The 2020 Nissan GT-R is expected to hit the market late in the year.
2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Model
This is definitely one of the most interesting novelties for the 2020 Nissan GT-R. This version will come with a nice amount of distinctive details, primarily aesthetical ones. Some of the things that will characterize the new version are new colors. There is a new Bayside Blue finish, with white racing stripes. Along with the new colors, you can count on new wheels that come in the same finish. Also, there is a new Super Silver color in the offer. Besides aesthetical upgrades, this version will also come with a couple of mechanical upgrades, particularly in terms of the new suspension setup. On the other side, the engine will remain untouched. So, count on a max output of 565 horsepower.
On the inside, this version will come with a couple of distinctive details as well. First of all, count on new seats, with anniversary stitching, as well as on new interior color schemes. Also, count on Alcantara upholstery.
2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo
The anniversary won’t be the only reason for novelties. We are about to see some interesting modification on the hi-performance Nismo version as well. In this case, it is all about weight reduction. The new model will utilize a bit of carbon fiber, on parts like bumpers, hood, fenders etc. Also, there is a new set of wheels, even lighter than before. Therefore, most experts suggest that the 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo will be faster, even though there is no power increase. The new model will be lighter for about 30 pounds, and it looks like it will be able to get to 60 mpg in just 2.5 seconds.
When it comes to interior changes, the 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo will allegedly get new seats, even sportier than before. Other than that, things are about to remain the same. The core of this version is higher max output, as well as various mechanical upgrades which provide better cornering and overall performances. In terms of tech features, we definitely don’t expect any particular change.
When it comes to the standard model, we don’t count on changes, The 2020 Nissan GT-R will come with the same design, as well as the interior design. Despite the age, it is still a serious competitor, thanks to astonishing performances. Speaking of the performances, the core of this car is a mighty 3.8-liter V6 engine, which in its base version delivers around 565 horsepower. In the Nismo-badged model, a max output goes up to 600 horsepower. The engine is pretty thirsty, so you can get 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway in the best case.
On the inside, this supercar still looks great, although much younger rivals definitely look more opulent. In terms of standard equipment, you may notice that some of the essentials are missing, but the list is still quite decent. This model comes standard with things like 8-inch touch screen, navigation, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, and two USB ports, while there are also several optional features.
2020 Nissan GT-R Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 Nissan GT-R sometime in the last quarter of the year. Base models will cost around 100.000 dollars, while details about the new 50th Anniversary version are still unavailable.
There are many amazing performance cars these days, but most experts see the famous Porsche 911 Turbo S as the biggest rival in terms of performances. Both models offer spectacular acceleration and handling, though Porsche is notably more expensive. Another strong competitor is Jaguar F-Type SVR, while the segment is also full of models like Audi R8, Acura NSX and others.