If changes to the exterior threaten to underwhelm, one needs only to step inside to see where Nissan’s time and money have been invested.
The driving position may be familiar – the steering column must still be manhandled into the ideal position via two separate levers for reach and rake, and the gear selector’s action remains somewhat antiquated-feeling – but practically everything else you can see or touch is new.
The reasoning behind the revamp is that neither of the GT-R’s pre-facelift incarnations quite made you feel as though you were sitting in £80k’s worth of fixtures and fittings.
So Nissan has thrown leather upholstery at the problem, along with some conspicuous stitching and a much more contemporary-looking bank of climate controls.
The vents have been shifted around, too, mostly to make room for a revised infotainment display that was badly needed.
The enlarged, 8.0in unit is still a touchscreen, but Nissan has supplied a rotary knob for it as well. The dial is mounted on a modified centre console that is now clad in carbonfibre.
The updated Nissan Connect infotainment wouldn’t strike you as something that could possibly be described as new in anything other than a nine-year-old car.
Some of its now standard features (DAB radio, reversing camera) just about seem like generous inclusions on an £80,000 sports car, but mostly because such cars are almost always more meanly equipped as standard than you expect them to be.