Supercar receives a pair of new turbochargers for its 3.8-litre V6 and changes underneath to improve ride and handling
Felix Page Autocar writer
30 August 2019

The refreshed Nissan GT-R is now available to order in the UK, priced from £83,995.

That marks a £7120 increase over the previous £76,875 entry point, reflecting changes made to the supercar's handling, performance and styling.

The R35-generation GT-R’s 562bhp 3.8-litre V6 engine has received a pair of new turbochargers, so is claimed to be more responsive at low revs and 5% more efficient. Nissan also says gearshifts are now 0.15sec quicker in performance-focused R Mode. 

A reconfigured exhaust manifold offers better access to the turbocharger mounting points for easier servicing, while there's a new titanium exhaust tip at the rear. 

There are updates underneath as well, with the electronically controlled suspension system tuned for a smoother ride and better stability when cornering. Nissan says the steering is “more linear and precise than ever, requiring minimal corrections at speeds of up to 186mph” as a result.

Braking performance is improved, too, with a new booster unit requiring less pedal input and enhancing response. 

Nissan has used the model update to reintroduce Bayside Blue, a popular paint colour for the previous, R34-generation GT-R. New 20in 20-spoke alloy wheels and a grey leather interior are also now available. 

The standard GT-R is available in five trim levels, with prices rising to £99,995 for the range-topping Track Edition. Carbonfibre seats can be equipped for £6750, while a ceramic brake upgrade is priced at £7500.

Earlier this year, Nissan updated the lightweight, track-focused GT-R Nismo with a subtle redesign and enhanced performance. Prices for this model start at £174,995 - £25,000 more than its predecessor and more than double the cost of the standard GT-R.  

Our Verdict

Nissan GT-R

A revamp aims to make the ageing Japanese super-coupé more usable, but more dynamic rivals still have an edge - if not the outright pace of Nissan's indomitable GT-R

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30 August 2019
For a very very old model .

jer

30 August 2019

Silly money for an old great design with a shonky interior. They were 54k at launch and a performance bargain. Now expensive to buy and own with much more competition. It should be 60k.

30 August 2019

BREAKING NEWS 2020 nissan GT-R receives chassis and powertrain tweaks but still doesnt look all that different than when it was reavealed the first time.

#IDONTPROOFREAD

30 August 2019

GT-R is interesting to me NOW, not when it came out 2007 (I remember all the hype) and it was very in. In 2010 I was choosing between the 530 model and the 997 Turbo manual, I chose 997 then.

Now GT-R is like an oldie, and an underdog somehow, I like it now more than then. And it is still silly fast.

But, I agree, the price feels high for this car with basically the same 12-year-old interior. Porsche 911 Turbo moved on...but its price moved on even more.

And what else is there that equal GT-R in terms of performance (not only power, but how it rides in corners, handling etc)? Not much, if you think about it.

Corvette is coming with the new mid-engined setup. We will have to see what kind of interior it will offer, but it will not have the performance of the Godzilla.

30 August 2019
NoPasaran wrote:

And what else is there that equal GT-R in terms of performance (not only power, but how it rides in corners, handling etc)? Not much, if you think about it.

The only downside I see about the GT-R now, is the same when I first test drive one 5 years ago, the Nissan ownership/dealer experience!. Walk into a Porsche showroom and unless your drunk or drive up in a Yugo its easy enough to test drive any model. At Nissan, I had to move mountains to get a very short test drive despite arriving in a similarly priced car.

That aside, its still scary fast and cheaply tuned for more, has usable back seat, a real trunk, doesn't scrap on every kerb, and is very discrete and exclusive. And while a lot of high end sportscars are purchased by fat wallets that can't drive, anyone driving a GT-R is an enthusiast and I like that inverted snobbery!

30 August 2019

Compared to when launched?  It was massively fast then and a bargain. Neither are true now.

Corvette C8 might be stealing sales from it when the higher bhp versions come out.

30 August 2019

 Could this be true...?

Peter Cavellini.

31 August 2019
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Could this be true...?

I kinda get your point, but 'Porsche money' and even 'Porsche' are not the same today as they were the the GT-R was launched. Today Porsche is one of VW's SUV companies, that maintains a sporting image thru the ancillary product of sportscars. The 911 hasn't been a raggedy beast in 20 years and a huge number of their pricey options have no bearing on their role as a sports car so I assume a huge number of them are just personal luxury coupes now. Sales of the 718 twins continues to be the weak portformers in the portfolio. So, yes, the GT-R is now more priced to compete with the 911 than the 718 but I'm still not sure exactly who the GT-R customer is - none of the 911 owners I know would be seen dead near a Nissan dealership but they all lack confidence when the other guy on track day, or at the lights, has a GT-R...

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