Nissan 2020 GT-R Nismo unveiled

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Nissan has unveiled its updated GT-R Nismo. Equipped with the OEM’s 24-valve 3.8-liter V6, the 2020 GT-R has been given a number of race-inspired upgrades and tuning improvements to maximize performance.

For the 2020 model, Nissan engineers sought improvement, “making small tweaks to squeeze out as much as possible from the engine and chassis,” said Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist for the GT-R. “The 2020 GT-R Nismo has evolved into a balanced, yet extreme, performance car.”

Nissan’s 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine – each handcrafted by its own takumi technician – remains the heart of the GT-R’s drivetrain. The GT-R also features an exclusive turbocharger design – taken directly from the GT-R GT3 race car – with a modified turbine shape and fewer blades. This optimizes the flow rate and enhances the acceleration response by 20%, without a loss of power.

The twin-turbo engine is fitted to a revised 6-speed dual-clutch transmission that features a refined “R mode” that not only shifts faster but also optimizes gear selection. This enhances acceleration and deceleration. The adaptive shift control has also been programmed to adapt shift schedules to the user’s driving style.

The car’s exhaust note is the product of a revised titanium exhaust with handcrafted burnished blue tips.

“We have built the 2020 GT-R Nismo to be the ultimate track and street vehicle,” Tamura said. “It is about total balance management, not just chasing power figures. The new Nismo has been brought to a new level, with enhanced engine, handling, braking and aerodynamics.”

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