The changes include tweaked turbochargers and the introduction of the 50th Anniversary Edition.
The price for the 2020 Nissan GT-R Premium ticks upward to start at $115,235 after the $1,695 destination fee, instead of $112,235 for the 2019 model year. Nissan also drops the lower-priced Pure trim level for 2020.
The base 2020 GT-R Premium has some minor tweaks like revised turbocharger tuning, burnished exhaust tips, and a different look for the 20-inch forged wheels. Power remains at 565 horsepower (421 kilowatts) and 467 pound-feet (633 Newton-meters). On the inside, there's now hand-stitched semi-aniline leather in the color Hai Gray.
There's also a 50th Anniversary Edition (gallery above) available for the GT-R Premium that takes the price to $123,735 – an $8,500 increase over the standard version of the trim. Buyers have a choice of three colors that reference the GT-R's history of racing in Japan. Bayside blue has a four-coat application process and white stripes add contrast to the body. There's also Pearl White with red strips and Super Silver with white stripes. Inside, there's a unique color of gray leather upholstery.
The 2020 GT-R Track Edition starts at $147,235, rather than $130,235 for the 2019 model year. It now gets the same 600-hp (447-kW) and 481-lb-ft (652-Nm) version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 as the Nismo grade.
The 2020 GT-R Nismo goes for $212,435, versus $177,235 last year. It now uses the same turbochargers as the GT3-class race car. The horsepower output is the same 600 hp (447 kW) as before, but Nissan claims the revised design improves their acceleration response by 20 percent. Other tweaks include improved gearbox shift control and several lightened components.
Nissan still has a next-gen GT-R on the drawing board, but it's not clear when the new model actually arrives. The company is talking with customers about what they want, and most of them don't want it to be a hybrid.
Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2020 GT-R NISMO, GT-R Track Edition, GT-R Premium and GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition
GT-R NISMO takes performance to the next level with GT3 race car turbochargers, carbon fiber roof and hood, revised suspension and carbon ceramic brakes
GT-R Track Edition features new 600-horsepower GT-R NISMO engine and available carbon ceramic brakes
GT-R Premium includes revised twin turbochargers, new exterior accent color, new RAYS 20-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheel design
GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition commemorates five decades of GT-R performance leadership – available in three heritage-era two-tone exterior color combinations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2020 Nissan GT-R line-up, which includes three grade levels and a limited production 50th Anniversary Edition. The GT-R NISMO, Nissan's ultimate performance super sports car, goes on sale July 12 at select U.S. Nissan dealers with a starting MSRP1of $210,740.
The limited-availability 2020 Nissan GT-R Track Edition, designed for owners inclined to take their GT-R to a race circuit2, is scheduled to become available August 25 with a starting MSRP1of $145,540.
The 2020 Nissan GT-R Premium goes on sale July 25 with a starting MSRP1of $113,450 – with the special GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition package adding $8,500 to the GT-R Premium price.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices1 (MSRP) for the 2020 Nissan GT-R:
GT-R Premium: $113,540 USD
GT-R Premium with 50th Anniversary Edition: $122,040 USD
GT-R Track Edition: $145,540 USD
GT-R NISMO: $210,740 USD
Destination and Handling $1,695.
About the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
The 2020 GT-R NISMO is more GT-R than ever before – it's the ultimate performance super sports car that provides an exhilarating experience for virtually everyone. New race-proven turbochargers, improved gearbox shift control, lighter components, reduced overall mass and upgrades to the brakes, wheels and tires contribute to a 2.5-second reduction in lap time around Nissan's development track. There's also an improvement of the GT-R's inherent high-speed stability, even at speeds of up to 186 mph.
The 2020 GT-R NISMO's VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 remains the heart of the GT-R's drivetrain and is rated at 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque3. Each is handcrafted by its own takumi technician. For 2020, the GT-R NISMO features an exclusive turbocharger design – direct 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 horsepower.
About the 2020 GT-R Track Edition
While in previous years the GT-R Track Edition featured the 565-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine from the GT-R Premium grade, for 2020 the engine is borrowed from the famed GT-R NISMO and offers a full 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque3.
In addition to the engine, key GT-R Track Edition performance enhancements (versus the GT-R Premium) include additional adhesive bonding of the body structure, a NISMO-tuned 4-wheel independent suspension, reduced weight and additional roll stiffness, wide 20-inch NISMO forged aluminum-alloy wheels with NISMO-spec tires and dry carbon-fiber rear spoiler4. Inside, the Track Edition interior includes a unique red and black color treatment with high-grip, motorsports-inspired Recaro® seats.
About the 2020 GT-R Premium and
All 2020 GT-R Premium grade models include a revised turbocharger tuning, burnished exhaust tips, new RAYS 20-inch forged aluminum-alloy wheel design, new headlight inner color and available "Hai Gray" premium interior with hand-stitched semi-aniline appointments. The 2020 GT-R Premium models' performance is rooted in a hand-assembled twin-turbo VR38DETT 3.8-liter V6 engine rated at 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque. A Titanium exhaust system is standard, along with Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement technologies.
About the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition
The special GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition is available in three heritage-era, two-tone exterior color combinations meant to represent the GT-R's liveries from the Japan GP series. Bayside (Wangan), a four-coat, double-heat treatment process ensures a vivid blue with striking highlights and deep shadows, is contrasted with white racing stripes. Blue accents on the wheel spokes are among several fine touches made to celebrate the GT-R's milestone. Pearl White with red stripes and Super Silver with white stripes round out the 50th Anniversary liveries.
Inside the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition is a special gray interior color scheme, which gives the cabin a sense of luxury, reminiscent of the atmosphere of the night sky after the twilight hour (the color is also available on select other 2020 GT-R models). Additional 50th anniversary features include unique steering wheel and shift knob trim, special embossed seats, an Alcantara® headliner with unique stitching, Alcantara®-wrapped sunvisors, and more.
For full information on the complete lineup of 2020 Nissan GT-R models, please see NissanNews.com.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.
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