Motorsport-honed GT-R Nismo gets turbochargers from GT3 race car, more carbonfibre bodywork and big price jump
Tom Morgan, deputy digital editor
10 July 2019

The updated version of Nissan's hardcore, track-focused GT-R Nismo super sports car is now available to order in the UK.

The Nismo, which was revealed alongside a 50th anniversary edition GT-R at this year's New York motor show, is some 30kg lighter than the standard car thanks to extensive use of carbonfibre body panels. A carbon roof also lowers the car's centre of gravity, while a redesigned front bumper reduces drag. 

2019 marks the first time Nissan has used turbochargers from its GT3 racing programme in one of its road cars, giving the Nismo's hand-built, 3.8-litre twin-turbo VR38DETT engine greater throttle response throughout the rev range compared to the outgoing model. Power remains at 592bhp.

It is joined by an updated GT-R Track Edition, which sits below the Nismo in the line-up but above the base GT-R. It recieves Nismo-tuned suspension and sits on forged alloy wheels, with the option of carbon ceramic brakes for the first time.

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A carbon roof, spoiler and boot lid can also be added, while carbon seats, previously only available on German market Track Edition cars, are now also available for UK customers. It goes on sale today from £99,995.

The updated Nismo now starts from £174,995 - over £25,000 more than the outgoing car - positioning it against significantly more modern supercars such as the McLaren 570GT, Lamborghini Huaracan and Audi R8.

The R35-generation GT-R has largely remained the same since its introduction in 2007, with Nissan focusing on iterative performance upgrades rather than persuing a new platform - although it is understood to be in the early development stages of an all-new model, with engineers as yet unsure if an electric powertrain would be suitable.

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289

10 July 2019

....thats mental money for a Datsun, no matter how quick!

11 July 2019
289 wrote:

....thats mental money for a Datsun, no matter how quick!

Two points , both of which escaped you prior to pressing the save button, it is NOT A DATSUN and what exactly is mental money?. Nissan builds and sells this model to those who can appreciate it and b) afford it...or they wouldn't bother...would they?. Third point...whatever bits you buy on ebay for your DATSUN CHERRY, it won't go any faster.

10 July 2019

Remember when the R35 GT-R used to be a bargain?

10 July 2019

Remember when the R35 GT-R used to be a bargain?

10 July 2019

Accidentally commented that twice.

bol

10 July 2019

A lot of money for a tuner car

10 July 2019

 Well, is it ?, it’s a whole pile of ugly to me, more function than form,but I guess if you want it to stay on th3 road you’ll need all those sticky out bits?

10 July 2019

I confess to not having driven the NISMO GTR, but have driven the 'track day' version here in the US on track. Looking at the specs on this edition it is clear this is every bit as special as a GT3RS etc. Sure the GTR has morphed from being the performance bargain it once was, but don't underestimate the ability of this vehicle. 

11 July 2019
They are, unfortunately, collector models to be locked away and sold as investments 20-30 years later.

Such a shame, as I bet it's an absolute MONSTER. On the other hand, a 2nd hand model with 750+ kW isn't TOO unobtainable.

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