- Nissan unveiled the 2024 GT-R at the Tokyo Auto Salon on Thursday, showing off another facelift for the 16-year-old sports coupe.
- Nissan is bringing back the T-spec, along with the Millennium Jade and Midnight Purple paint colors.
- The 600-horsepower Nismo gets a new rear wing, which has grown by 10 percent; along with a unique carbon appearance package, it also gets a front limited-slip differential for the first time.
Nissan pulled back the lid on the 2024 GT-R at the Tokyo Auto Salon on Thursday, with new (old) paint options, revised aerodynamics and other minor improvements for the R35 generation that have remained largely unchanged over its 16-year lifespan. The Premium and T-spec share the same 565 hp and 467 pound-feet of torque from the hand-built 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6, and the upgraded Nismo variant continues to bump those figures up to 600 hp and 487 pounds. -foot. Power is still sent to all four wheels via the standard ATTESA ET-S all-wheel-drive system which can vary the front-rear torque split depending on the driver’s preference and scenario. Shifting continues through a rear-mounted six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The front and rear fascias have been redesigned, with the GT-R now sporting thinner mesh on the front grille meant to improve cooling and reduce drag. Despite the reported increase in downforce, Nissan was able to keep the GT-R’s drag coefficient unchanged at 0.26.
The T-spec trim level returns for 2024. It comes in two exclusive colors: the first, Millennium Jade, was previously only available on the R34 V-Spec II Nür, while the second, Midnight Purple, is a modernized version of Midnight. Purple III from the R-34 GT-R V-Spec, according to Nissan. The T-spec also received carbon-ceramic brakes from Nismo, as well as wider front fenders, Nismo dynamic vehicle control, and a gold-painted version of the Nismo RAYS 20-inch forged wheels. It has a unique T-spec badge inside and out, and comes with dark Mori Green upholstery inside.
The track-focused Nismo GT-R variant once again has wider tires, six-piston front brake calipers, four-piston rear calipers, carbon-ceramic brake rotors and a host of other carbon goods. The Nismo’s rear wing is roughly 10 percent larger than before and sits on a goose neck support. The Nismo team also redesigned the font lips, rear diffuser and canards in an effort to increase downforce without hindering drag. The new Nismo look package is available with red-accented RAYS exclusive 20-inch wheels, a carbon fiber bonnet and an exclusive cowl design. Exclusive Stealth Gray paint option for the Nismo trim.
Nissan plans to send its newest Godzilla car to dealers in the spring, though if you want the more focused Nismo you’ll have to wait until summer. No word yet on pricing, but current models start at $115,435 for Premium, and $212,635 for Nismo.