Nissan debuted its 2020 GT-R NISMO at the New York International Auto Show.
Nissan showed-off the latest entrant into street-legal exotic sports car segment, when it revealed the 2020 GT-R NISMO at NYISA.
Nissan—much like their counterpart Ford did with the Mustang GT 550—designed a race car and built it to drive the everyday streets of consumers.
In short, Nissan made a simple statement, "Drivers only."
Scheduled to be available for purchase in June of this year, Nissan brought a 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine – each handcrafted by its own takumi technician — that pours out 600 horsepower.
Nissan used addition by subtraction to make the new 2020 GT-R faster, shedding 67 pounds through various design improvements.
The biggest design change came through the liberal use of carbon fiber found throughout the car, including the front and rear bumpers, front fenders, hood, roof, side sill covers, trunk and rear spoiler. Each component has been improved to cut weight, increase downforce and enhance aerodynamics.
Engineers made handling a major priority. The company wanted to provide power that the average driver could enjoy in the confines of the traditional roads. (But still also leave open the option to hit the track if inclined.)
The GT-R NISMO's updated suspension tuning improves cornering stability, with enhanced yaw rate response and smoother ride quality. The steering features better linearity and precision than ever, requiring minimal corrections at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 kph.)
The car's revised 6-speed dual-clutch transmission features a refined "R mode" that not only shifts faster but also optimizes gear selection, especially when exiting corners. This enhances the feeling of acceleration and deceleration on both road and track. The adaptive shift control has also been programmed to adapt shift schedules to the user's driving style. This makes it possible to drive in a law-abiding way on public roads and in a highly spirited fashion on a race track, without manually changing modes (in A mode / R mode).
Just in case all that isn't enough, Nissan also debuted a limited production GT-R NISMO 50th Anniversary Edition at NYIAS. So if you've got an extra $100k in the bank, you can upgraded this beauty for even better good looks and performance.