New Nissan GT-R NISMO hits New York

The refreshed Nissan GT-R NISMO has been revealed at the 2019 New York Motor Show, with race car-inspired cosmetic upgrades and more power

The new Nissan GT-R NISMO made its debut at this year’s New York Motor Show, featuring a range of performance upgrades, a redesigned exterior and slightly tweaked interior. The upgrades slash more than 30kg from the GT-R’s kerb weight, with Nissan promising improved performance and better engine response.

It’s powered by a tuned version of the standard GT-R’s boosted 3.8-litre V6 engine, with an exclusive turbocharger design borrowed directly from the GT-R GT3 racer. Performance figures stand at 592bhp and 652Nm of torque, all of which is sent through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission to all four wheels. 

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To cope with the extra performance, Nissan has fitted the GT-R NISMO with a set of carbon ceramic disc brakes, Brembo calipers and an updated suspension system. A set of newly-designed Dunlop tyres also come as standard featuring a wider tread and fewer grooves, which Nissan claims improves cornering stability and steering response.

Exterior updates include an exclusive set of 20-inch RAYS alloy wheels, a titanium exhaust system and carbon fibre replacements for the bumpers, side-skirts, bonnet, roof and boot-lid. The front wings feature scalloped vents, like those on the firm’s GT-R GT3 race, which Nissan claims both funnels hot air out of the engine bay and improves downforce.

To complement the revised exterior, Nissan has fitted the new GT-R NISMO with a fresh pair of leather-and-Alcantara trimmed sports seats. The seats have wider shoulder pads and thicker bolstering, designed to better support the driver under hard cornering. 

Nissan’s new GT-R NISMO was unveiled at the New York Motor Show, showcased alongside the firm’s 50th Anniversary Edition 370Z and GT-R.

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