Nissan made the 2020 GT-R NISMO to be the pinnacle of the iconic nameplate, complete with an upgraded engine, enhanced aerodynamics, and using lots of weight-saving materials. There was just one problem…how does one film it from the ground level? Introducing Mauro Calo, a professional precision driver and automotive video expert known for his work on big-budget blockbuster movies. He modified another Nissan GT-R for the job. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Nismo originally designed the concept of the Z-tune in Nissan announced the end of R34 Skyline production. Nismo then purchased used R34 GT-R V·Spec models, each with less than 18,000 miles on the odometer, which were then completely stripped and then resprayed to a “Z-tune Silver,” a special color exclusively for the Z-tune. Just one car was left in its original Midnight Purple III color. Simply put, every Z-Tune is handmade, with the car being completely stripped and re-built from the ground up. Read more to see what it’s like to detail this rare beast.
The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO made its world debut today at the 2019 New York Auto Show, and it boasts a slew of race car-inspired upgrades and tuning improvements to maximize its performance both on and off the track. To start things off, many of the stock components were replaced with carbon fiber versions, including the front / rear bumpers, front fenders, hood, roof, side sill covers, trunk and rear spoiler, which have resulted in a total weight savings of 23 pounds, in addition to nearly 44 pounds of reductions from other upgrades. Plus, its exclusive 20-inch RAYS forged aluminum wheels are lighter than before and incorporate a nine-spoke design that enhances their rigidity. Read more for an unveiling video from New York, additional pictures and information.
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One Nissan GT-R owner in the UK wasn’t satisfied with the factory looks, so they decided to spend $76,000 transforming it into the carbon fiber beast you see above. Yes, every body piece has been custom fabricated from premium carbon fiber, including the hood, doors, fenders, and bumpers. It’s not all just for aesthetics, as these panels combine for a weight saving of 310 pounds (140 kg). Read more for a video of it in-action.
Photo credit: Enogh Gonzales
Industrial designer Enoch Gonzales gives us a glimpse at the next-generation Nissan GT-R, which is at least a couple of years away. His conceptual design blends elements from the current GT-R, Italdesign’s GT-R50, and a dash of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo. Up front, you’ll find a large, hexagonal grille with the trademark V-shaped accent inside, angular headlights, and LEDs that stretch along the front fenders. The sideview reveals many sharp creases that lead the eye to the rear, and the traditional dual circular GT-R taillights, along with quad exhausts. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Nissan’s GT-R50 prototype by Italdesign received such an overwhelming positive response that they’ve decided to put it into production. It will be limited to just 50 units worldwide, with each priced at €990,000 (equal to $1,124,410) before taxes and optional extras. This special edition is based on the 2018 GT-R Nismo, and features a unique bodywork, a customized interior layout, Bilstein adjustable dampers and Brembo brakes. The upgraded twin-turbo V6 engine with new internals now generates 710 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
The GT-R50 by Italdesign, based on the 2018 GT-R Nismo, was built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of both the sports car as well as Italdesign. Featuring new bodywork with special gold detailing, a new hood, thin LED headlights, a lower (54mm) roofline, and twin floating taillight. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 is upgraded by NISMO now boasts larger GT3 competition-spec turbos, intercoolers, a heavy-duty crankshaft, pistons, connecting rods, bearings, high-flow piston oil jets, revised camshaft profiles, higher-flow fuel injectors and optimized intake and exhaust systems. All of this means a power output of 710 hp at 7100rpm and 575 lb-ft between 3600 and 5600rpm. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
A Tochigi Prefecture resident donated a Nissan GT-R to the local police force, and earlier this week it was delivered at a special ceremony. It will soon enter service as a patrol car with a few cosmetic additions, including: a black and white livery with matching black wheels, a large light bar, police badging, as well as LED emergency lights in the grille. Continue reading for another video of it in-action and more information. Click here for a few bonus images.
You could either buy a 2018 Nissan 370Z NISMO Tech for $47,000, or this rare Tommykaira Skyline R33 GT-R. It’s just one of 400 examples worldwide, and this particular model is one of a mere 34 units, to come equipped with the full catalog of Tommykaira after market parts. This includes: unique red decals, a large rear wing, bronze-colored five-spoke NISMO wheels, and black accented taillights. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
At first glance, or from afar, the rear of this Toyota Celica might pass as a wide body Nissan GT-R, but upon closer inspection, you’ll see that it’s just a knockoff. No word yet on what’s under the hood, but even if it does come equipped with a tuned twin-turbocharged 1,000 hp engine, most racers wouldn’t give it the time of day at the track. Continue reading for a picture of the front.