The Nissan GT-R , the giant killer of supercars, has been on the market since 2014. And for a car in that segment, it’s an eternity. How do you keep potential customers interested in that car? With new special series.
And so special that they are only for the United States and Japan. Thus, Nissan has unveiled the update of the GT-R, which will feature two new variants with special features of body, brakes and new colors. These two new special series are the Premium Edition T-Spec and the Track Edition Engineered by Nismo T-Spec.
Both models have carbon-ceramic brakes, a carbon fiber rear spoiler and a specific engine cover. In addition, they release two new colors, Midnight Purple and Millennium Jade.
The extremely rare Millenium Jade livery (last used on the Skyline R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nür , of which only 156 units were produced) will be available for the first time outside of Japan, it will be in the United States. As for the Midnight Purple color, it is another one of those colors that previous generations of GT-Rs, such as the R-32 (the GT-R that the nickname Godzilla initially referred to, by the way) have led to stardom.
The GT-R Premium Edition T-spec also features a unique interior, longer throat, bronze-colored Rays forged alloy wheels and new suspension springs.
Mechanics remain intact
As for the GT-R Track Edition by NISMO T-Spec, it sports a roof and a trunk lid in carbon fiber, and is based on the GT-R as standard with technology and elements added by Nismo . It also stands out for its slightly widened front fins.
The mechanics remain intact: the 570 hp 3.8-liter biturbo V6 is still associated with the all-wheel drive and the six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Rumors persist of a final edition 700 hp GT-R, but those rumors have not turned out to be true to this day.
The Nissan GT-R Premium Edition T-spec and Track Edition will go on sale in the second half of October, essentially in Japan. These series limited to one hundred units each (Nissan has not wanted to give an exact figure) are normally exclusive for Japan, but exceptionally they will also be available in the United States.