The Nissan GT-R is Back for 2024 with a Vengeance
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Nissan’s GT-R has remained stagnant for a large part of the world, having been taken out of sale in Australia and Europe. Still, in Japan, the automaker has recently unveiled a 2024 vehicle for markets like the United States, where the coupe is still available. The initial concept of the GT-R was first launched in 2001, after which it was not until 2007 that the car’s production went into full swing. Having a six-year hiatus to contend with, it is plausible to believe that the brand is staunchly reluctant to do away with the automobile entirely. Therefore, rumors were dispersed that a replacement was coming into play. The 2024 GT-R does, in fact, boast some much-needed overdue updates that will increase the lifespan of the coupe, especially with many high-profile modifications having been made to the NISMO iteration.
Changes for the 2024 GT-R
When concluding to bring the GT-R back for the 2024 model year, Nissan also brought back all three trims from the last model year, including the distinctive T-Spec trim. The front of the car has witnessed an upgrade, with a transformed bumper, lights, and grille. This vehicle relies on a thinner grille mesh to enhance cooling and aid aerodynamics. The GT-R NISMO trim receives a 10 percent larger rear wing than the previous variation and a revamped front lip.
Meanwhile, the 2024 Nissan GT-R Premium is the most affordable of the three available trims, with an interior that incorporates SiriusXM satellite radio, an 8.0-inch NissanConnect infotainment unit, an Apple CarPlay connection, and an 11-speaker Bose stereo system. There are other amenities, such as Nappa leather seats, dual-zone climate control, and 20-inch RAYS wheels with custom-made Bilstein shock absorbers.
The next-level trim is the T-Spec, complete with an exclusive color palette of Midnight Purple and Millennium Jade to commemorate the R34 GT-R V-Spec and V-Spec II Nür, respectively, which are unique versions of the past. As far as performance goes, the automobile is equipped with Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 high-performance tires and Brembo brakes with carbon ceramic rotors.
Under the Hood
For the engine, Nissan depended on a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 for the GT-R Premium and the T-Spec. The previous refresh provided a taste of what to expect regarding capability. The V-6 engine can accelerate up to 565 horsepower and manages 467 pound-feet of torque. In addition, the engine’s rumble reverberates through all four wheels, courtesy of a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. If the driver is inclined toward a bit more robustness with their car, there is, of course, the GT-R NISMO to take into account. That trim revs up the automobile to 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. It also presents some more steadfast performance details that could appeal to driving enthusiasts. For example, there are competently large 16.1-inch carbon ceramic front rotors, while the rear rotors have a scope of 15.3 inches at each back corner. The NISMO still gains 20-inch wheels, albeit with a decidedly different design than the two trims, and the automaker also incorporates a limited engine cover design. A distinguished color choice known as Stealth Gray is also available for this specific trim.
Reaching the Masses
Word is, the updated 2024 Nissan GT-R will trickle into select dealerships in the United States by the spring of 2023, at least as far as the Premium and the T-Spec are concerned. Summer 2023 is when the NISMO will be coming along.
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