The production-spec Nissan GT-R premiered at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. Since then, the brand has made several changes to the coupe such as increasing power output, but the basic structure has remained largely the same. Now, the company is promoting its 2024 model which will debut in Japan on January 12 at 20:00 EST (January 13 at 10:00 JST).
The 2024 GT-R unveiling will take place on the main stage of Nissan’s booth at Makuhari Messe as part of the Tokyo Auto Salon 2023. The automaker’s Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta will take part in the presentation. Chief vehicle engineer Takashi Kawaguchi will also talk about the new model Car Watch Impress. Later that day, Kawaguchi, chief powertrain engineer Naoki Nakata, and brand ambassador Hiroshi Tamura will discuss the new model.
(2023 Nissan GT-R image above)
There’s no indication from what Nissan has alluded to so far that the company intends to introduce something as radical as the next-generation GT-R. However, having personnel like the automaker’s COO, chief vehicle engineer and chief powertrain engineer at the launch event might hint at some changes to the 2024 model.
In the United States, Nissan announced the 2023 GT-R in October 2022. The company is not selling the 2022 model in the US. Instead, the 2021MY cars are available until early 2022.
The 2021 GT-R is the latest example to receive any tweaks. The model is available as the new T-Spec in the special Millennium Jade light green and Midnight Purple colors. This edition also received wider Track trim front fenders and a carbon fiber rear spoiler. Brake air guides are from Nismo models. It came with Rays forged aluminum and carbon-ceramic brakes. Nissan limited production to 100 units, and 65 examples came to North America.
There are rumors that Nissan plans to build a Final Edition GT-R that will push engine output to 710 horsepower (529 kilowatts) and 575 pound-feet (780 Newton-meters) of torque, much like the GT-R50 by Italdesign. The automaker will limit production to maybe just 20 units.