Nissan has celebrated 50 decades of the GT-R sports automobile line with the launch of a unique 50th Anniversary Edition in the NY motor show. The GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition celebrates the anniversary of the GT-R badge, that was introduced in 1969 as a version of the Skyline. The GT-R became a stand-alone model in 2007. The exclusive edition will be offered in 3 heritage inspired color schemes, that are all based on liveries from vehicles which competed in the Japan GP series. Including Bayside Blue a color retired because of the R34 GT-R model.
The inside includes a unique grey color and includes exceptional steering wheel trimming, Alcantara headliner and sun visors and seat trim. The 50th Anniversary Edition, together with some other 2020 model year GT-Rs, keeps the hand-constructed 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 powerplant, which generates 562bhp and 467lb feet, and Nissan says fresh turbochargers help enhance low rpm response and enhance efficiency. There’s also a revised six rate clutch transmission, which also features a reworked R style functionality setting with more aggressive downshifts. Nissan has also tweaked the electronically controlled suspension in an attempt to enhance ride comfort and cornering stability.
Nissan has also unveiled the brand new race honed GT-R Nismo, which utilizes a turbocharger from the GT3 race variation to improve output at 592bhp and 481 Nm. Additionally, it receives a revised transmission, the R mode and the suspension of the normal GT-R. The GT-R Nismo includes bodywork, with greater use of carbon fiber to conserve fresh and weight downforce producing front bodywork based on the GT-R GT3. The model features a ceramic carbon braking system to improve response time and durability. It sits on 20in wheels and utilizes Dunlop tires which provide an increased contact patch with the road. Nissan has yet to confirm pricing for any model, but an increase from the current starting price of £, 76, 875 is expected, especially for the 50th-anniversary edition. The NISMO model expenses £, 148, 820. Nissan has also established a limited edition version of the 370Z to observe the 50th anniversary of its Z performance lineup.