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.
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.