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Nissan Debuts 2020 GT-R NISMO at New York International Auto Show

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2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
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Making its world debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO sports race car-worthy updates. With tuning enhancements, unprecedented amounts of carbon fiber in the model’s structure to reduce weight, and an aerodynamic design thanks to elements like scalloped vents and rear spoiler, the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO delivers heart-racing performance, on and off the track.

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“The 2020 GT-R NISMO has evolved into a balanced, yet extreme, performance car,” said Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist for the GT-R. “Pursuing driving pleasure is the most important concept behind GT-R, and the new NISMO’s performance suggest it is a car that belongs on the race track — but is also at home on the open road.”

The 2020 GT-R NISMO delivers improved grip and control thanks in part to its nine-spoke exclusive 20-inch RAYS forged aluminum wheels and Dunlop tires, updated with less grooves and wider tread to help improve the model’s performance.

“Nissan’s 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine — each handcrafted by its own takumi technician — remains the heart of the GT-R’s drivetrain. The GT-R NISMO features an exclusive turbocharger design — direct from the GT-R GT3 race car — with a modified turbine shape and fewer blades. This optimizes the flow rate and enhances the acceleration response by 20 percent, without a loss of horsepower,” reports Nissan.

The 3.8-liter V6 is paired to an updated six-speed dual-clutch transmission to generate 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque.

“We have built the 2020 GT-R NISMO for our customers to be the ultimate track and street vehicle,” Tamura said. “It is about total balance management, not just chasing power figures. The new NISMO has been brought to a new level, with enhanced engine, handling, braking and aerodynamics.”

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Nissan marked its 50 years of the GT-R’s intense power, thrilling performance, and sleek design at the NYIAS by showcasing the 2020 GT-R and a special 50th Anniversary Edition model.