After Japan, it is time for the updated Nissan GT-R to go on sale in the United States and among the four variants that are available include a special 45th Anniversary Gold Edition and NISMO one.
All variants are listed as below:
Nissan GT-R Premium & Black Edition
The same VR38DETT 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 petrol engine remains largely the same but with a little tune-up, bringing power up to 550 hp and 628 Nm torque. Other changes include new 20-spoke wheels for the Premium and new interior colour schemes to choose from.
The Black Edition however, receives just that little bit more including lightweight black aluminium forged RAYS wheels, red and black interior, Recaro leather-appointed seats, and a dry carbon fibre rear spoiler.
Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition
Based on the GT-R Premium model, the highlight of this celebratory edition model is the special gold paint colour (Silica Brass) on the exterior, a throwback to the 2001 Skyline GT-R M-Spec (R34 type), but also small subtle details as well. In the engine bay, a gold-tone vehicle identification number plate can be found as well as commemorative plaque on the interior centre console.
Nissan USA say that fewer than 30 examples of these special GT-Rs is slated for the United States market.
Nissan GT-R NISMO
When the normal GT-R isn’t enough, enter the NISMO variant. The engine here is reworked to now produce 600 hp and 652 Nm torque, which is more courtesy of turbochargers that are similar to those used for GT3 racing, optimising ignition timing control, and upgraded fuel pump. Power is still sent through a paddle-shifted sequential six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Further enhancements have also been made to the four-wheel independent suspension that receive NISMO tuning to be lighter and reduce roll stiffness, and additional adhesive bonding that increase body shell rigidity. Aerodynamics are also worked on with a wider front bumper, engine undercover, carbon fibre rear spoiler.
Inside, racing style Recaro seats are found along with an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel. The material is also found on the meter hood and red stitching can be found on the seats, centre console, door trim, and steering wheel.