New Nissan GT-R NISMO unveiled in Japan

Nissan today unveiled the newest iteration of the Nissan GT-R NISMO, which together with a special edition version, is planned to launch in Japan in October.

Both models will be offered in the new, NISMO-exclusive NISMO Stealth Gray body colour, which was inspired by track tarmacs GT-Rs have set records and competed on.

The special edition features a NISMO-exclusive clear-coated carbon fibre hood, while the edition-exclusive 20-inch Rays aluminium forged wheels sport a red accent that matches existing accents around the body.

Continuing from the current Nissan GT-R NISMO, the large Brembo calipers and carbon ceramic rotors are the biggest ever fitted to a Japanese performance car, at 410 mm in the front and 390 mm at the rear.

The GT-R NISMO’s VR38DETT 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 with GT3 racecar-supplied turbochargers remains the heart of the GT-R’s drivetrain, rated at 441kW (600ps).

The built-to-order GT-R NISMO special edition uses new high-precision, weight-balanced parts including the piston rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, flywheel, crank pulley, and valve springs dialled in with tighter tolerances, delivering more lively revs and quicker turbo spooling.

Each engine is handcrafted by its own takumi technician, with the takumi certification plate on the engine finished in an exclusive colour.

“The GT-R NISMO has always been an ongoing pursuit of ultimate driving pleasure,” said Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist of the GT-R. “We take a holistic approach, seeking precision performance through a meticulous balance of engine components and shaving weight, and incrementally evolving the GT-R’s appearance to deliver the ultimate balance of power, performance and excitement to our customers.”

In collaboration with McDonald’s in Japan, a miniature toy Nissan GT-R NISMO will be available in the Tomica Happy Set, a popular McDonald’s meal set for children. The Happy Set will be on sale for a limited time in Japan, starting on April 16.

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