Now entering its 16th year of production, the Nissan GT-R has been updated for its home market of Japan.
He 2024 Nissan GT-R R35 It has been unveiled in Japan, in what is likely to be one of the last major updates to the 16-year-old Japanese supercar before it is superseded in the next few years.
However, with thediscontinued from sale in Australia at the end of 2021 due to the introduction of stricter side impact regulations, there is little hope will bring this new model to local showrooms.
Aerodynamic improvements are the main changes.
Nissan has revised the front and rear bumpers, grille and rear spoiler, which the company claims provide more high-speed downforce and better engine cooling.
The Nismo variants receive a completely different front wing, as well as a “gooseneck” rear wing finished in carbon fiber and in a unique gray colour.
“Forefront with a new grille design, cutting-edge technologies and craftsmanship, the new models are the pinnacle of the GT-R R35,” Nissan boss Ashwani Gupta said in a press release.
Eight different versions of the updated Nissan GT-R are available in Japan, including two Nismo versions and a T-Spec Premium Edition, with the T-Spec gaining “special suspension” and carbon-ceramic brake discs.
The Nissan GT-R’s updated 419kW/637Nm engine remains largely unchanged across the range, but both the GT-R Nismo and GT-R Nismo Special Edition receive a power boost, with the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 taking send 441kW Y 652Nm four-wheel drive via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
A new mechanical limited-slip differential has been introduced on the front axle, which the company says greatly improves traction and cornering grip.
The exhaust system has been redesigned, paying special attention to noise reduction to comply with the new Japanese regulations.
No longer will Nismo owners see red, with the car’s interior getting a more subdued color scheme in Alcantara, while the Recaro-developed carbon-fiber fixed racing seats now have increased rigidity with a new foam density.
Given that the changes to the 2024 Nissan R35 GT-R are quite significant, this suggests that the vehicle will remain on sale for several years in its home country of Japan, and the next-generation GT-R is unlikely to launch. before 2025.