The Nissan GT-R Thread

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Folks, The Nissan GT-R Might Be Here For A While

It feels like just yesterday when I, a young, eager, bright-eyed car blogger still capable of feeling emotions, was writing about the next Nissan GT-R. It’d be faster than ever, I thought! It’d have hybrid power next time, like that Nissan LMP1 car nobody remembers now! We were even gonna call it Mecha Godzilla, because that seemed clever at the time. But like a next-generation Z, if you’re waiting for a new GT-R, you’re gonna be here a while.

GT-R boss Hiroshi Tamura told Australia’s Motoring that he’s ready to go make the next iteration of this beastly performance car. What he’s waiting on, he said, is the board at Nissan to give it a green light—even as he’s running up against mandatory retirement age:

Talking technology, Tamura says he is waiting for board-level choices on the powerplant for the next GT-R. He is now 58 and can see compulsory retirement coming at 60, but wants to drive the change through to the next generation.

“I have to wait. I am just the GT-R lead conductor for the orchestra. The company will show me the members of the orchestra. They need to decide who will play the violin and who will play the trumpet.”

 

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Four generations of GT-R: Nissan R35 GT-R 50th Anniversary & R34, R33, R32 - CarAdvice

 

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Absolutely. I understand it now. you need to experience it. Iv been in very fast sedans (M5's). even supercars. But this was the only car you could thrash anywhere.
Yea.. i believe the grip is just insane!! they did an amazing job on that car!!
Would like a 1000hp capable version.. and on E85 1000hp normal pump gas around 800hp id be super happy!!
 

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Yea.. i believe the grip is just insane!! they did an amazing job on that car!!
Would like a 1000hp capable version.. and on E85 1000hp normal pump gas around 800hp id be super happy!!

Yes it is insane. it was even a bit damp. Yet despite the grip, we could even get it to oversteer at will without killing you
 

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50 years of Nissan's 'Godzilla': Incredible GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition now for SA

Few vehicles in the world can be instantly identified by just three letters but to motoring enthusiasts everywhere, "GT-R" has become synonymous with excitement, high performance and unparalleled refinement.

Making its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition takes the nameplate to a level that was unimaginable when it was first introduced 50 years ago.

To celebrate the half-century of the GT-R, engineers challenged themselves to find undiscovered performance potential while still making sure the car can be enjoyed by drivers at any level.

Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist for the GT-R, said:"A GT-R is about total balance management. It is not about chasing a power figures, but creating a new GT-R, where no aspect has been overlooked. This is appropriate to celebrate the GT-R 50th anniversary."

A 50th Anniversary Celebration

The 2020 Nissan GT-R is available in two trim levels locally - GT-R Premium and GT-R Black Edition. In select regions, there will also be the Pure, Prestige and NISMO models but it is the 50th Anniversary Edition that truly celebrates the GT-R's rich heritage.

Prices:

Premium Edition: R2 250 000

Black Edition: R2 360 000

GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition

Pearl White with Red Decals: R2 405 000

Ultimate Silver with White Decals: R2 405 000

Bayside Blue with White Decals: R2 415 000


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Pricing! Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition blasts into South Africa

Revealed at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in April, the Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition celebrates (you guessed it) half a century of the iconic Japanese nameplate.

The special model joins the existing GT-R Premium (R2 250 000) and GT-R Black Edition (R2 360 000) variants already offered in South Africa.

The special-edition variant is offered in three “heritage-era” two-tone exterior colour combinations representing liveries used in the Japan GP series. Finished in Bayside Blue with white racing stripes (plus blue accents on the wheel spokes), the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition will cost you R2 415 000. Specify the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition in Pearl White with red stripes or Super Silver with white stripes and you’re looking at R2 405 000.

Regardless of chosen exterior hue, each 50th Anniversary Edition model features a grey interior colour scheme along with model-specific steering wheel and shift knob trim, special seat embossing, an Alcantara headliner, Alcantara-wrapped sunvisors and more.

Nissan claims Godzilla's twin-turbo 3,8-litre V6 – here producing 410 kW and 632 N.m – has been refined, gaining new turbochargers, a revised six-speed dual-clutch transmission and a new titanium muffler. Meanwhile, the suspension set-up has been tuned to provide “better cornering stability and a smoother ride”, the steering rendered “more linear and precise” and the braking system updated to offer “enhanced stopping power and feel”.


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2020 Nissan GT-R blasts into SA with 50th Anniversary Edition

The GT-R turned 50 this year, and to celebrate the occasion Nissan has concocted a special edition, fittingly named the 50th Anniversary Edition.

Ushering in the 2020-spec GT-R line-up, which also includes refreshed Premium and Black Edition models, the new 50th Anniversary Edition comes with a choice of three heritage-inspired two-tone exterior colour combinations, mimicking the GT-R’s liveries from the Japanese GP series.

Priced between R2 405 000 and R2 415 000 depending on the chosen colour scheme, the 50th Anniversary Edition commands a R155 000 premium over the Premium Edition.

2020-spec GT-Rs get an upgraded 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine, which gets new turbochargers that help make the engine more responsive at lower reaches of the rev range. As before, the engine produces 410kW and 623Nm, and Nissan claims a 0-100km/h time of just 2.9 seconds.

Power goes to all four wheels through a revised six-speed dual-clutch gearbox with a refined ‘R mode’, which features more aggressive downshifts to better anticipate swift cornering exits.

GT-R PRICES

Premium Edition:

R 2 250 000

Black Edition:

R 2 360 000

GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition:

R2 405 000 (white/red, white/silver)

R2 415 000 (Bayside Blue/white)

 

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2020 Nissan GT-R receives chassis and powertrain tweaks

Supercar receives a pair of new turbochargers for its 3.8-litre V6 and changes underneath to improve ride and handling

The refreshed Nissan GT-R is now available to order in the UK, priced from £83,995.

That marks £7120 increase over the previous £76,875 entry point, reflecting changes made to the supercar's handling, performance and styling.

The R35-generation GT-R’s 562bhp 3.8-litre V6 engine has received a pair of new turbochargers, so is claimed to be more responsive at low revs and 5% more efficient. Nissan also says gearshifts are now 0.15sec quicker in performance-focused R Mode.

A reconfigured exhaust manifold offers better access to the turbocharger mounting points for easier servicing, while there's a new titanium exhaust tip at the rear.

There are updates underneath as well, with the electronically controlled suspension system tuned for a smoother ride and better stability when cornering. Nissan says the steering is “more linear and precise than ever, requiring minimal corrections at speeds of up to 186mph” as a result.

Braking performance is improved, too, with a new booster unit requiring less pedal input and enhancing response.


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