The Nissan GT-R turns the big 5-0. To help celebrate, Nissan engineers built the 2020 GT-R Anniversary Edition just in time for the New York Auto Show. It’s hard to believe that the GT-R is half a century old. Nissan GT-R Chief product specialist Hiroshi Tamura said, “it’s an everyday, every time, super sports car. This Nissan GT-R brings the excitement and energy of the race track to the road.”
There will be three color combinations for the Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition that give respect to the old Japanese GP Series liveries: Bayside Blue with a four-coat double-heat treatment of deep blues, Pearl White with red stripes, and Super Silver with white stripes. All three options have color accents on the wheels. Each one will have a gray interior, a unique steering wheel and shifter, Alcantara headliner and visor, plus embossed seats and anniversary badging.
The GT-R will run with a handcrafted 3.8-liter, six-cylinder, twin-turbocharged engine. This engine pushes out 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque. The new turbochargers give the GT-R a 5% efficiency boost. Nissan added a titanium muffler, electronically controlled suspension and steering and a new brake booster to improve stopping power.
In addition to the 50th Anniversary Edition, the 2020 Nissan GT-R will be available in three trim levels: GT-R Premium, GT-R Track Edition and GT-R Nismo. The Track Edition comes with an optional carbon fiber roof and Brembo carbon ceramic rotors and calipers. It runs the GT-R Nismo’s engine, with new turbos to improve acceleration reaction time by twenty percent, and 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque.
More information should be announced during the New York Auto Show. As of now, there has been no official announcement on the 50th Anniversary Edition pricing or quantities available.
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