Tokyo Auto Salon 2023 Coverage: 2024 Nissan GT-R Unveiled, Two Special Editions Shown Off
Earlier today at the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon, Japanese carmaker Nissan proudly unveiled their latest GT-R to the public for the first time ever.
The company's flagship sports car has been given significant improvements both mechanically and cosmetically, despite its chassis now entering its 16th year in production.
Most obvious of the visual changes are seen on the GT-R's front fascia, which now sports more futuristic daytime running lights, a revised grille design which harkens back to the R34-generation's styling cues, and a new front chin spoiler; all redesigned to aid in increased downforce and aerodynamics.
Its rear fascia has also been tweaked in the interest of improved aero, with a new spoiler and rear bumper. Power-wise, the 2024 GT-R pumps out 570 horsepower and 637 Nm of torque from the venerable twin-turbo VR38DETT engine, sent to all four wheels through the GR6 dual-clutch transmission.
According to Nissan, noise and vibration levels have been reduced while maintaining its powerful performance stats.
The Premium Edition T-Spec, one of two special editions unveiled at the event, also benefits from a tightened suspension setup to allow for even more traction than ever before, and carbon disc brakes for greater stopping power.
The track-ready NISMO Special Edition features even more dramatic changes, such as a revised body style, NISMO-exclusive carbon fibre parts such as its clear-coated bonnet with NACA ducts, Recaro-branded bucket seats with an exposed carbon frame and red stitching, and a mechanical limited-slip differential for the front final drive.
High-precision weight-balanced engine parts have also been utilised for track superiority, including its piston rings and crankshaft. Power figures for the NISMO Special Edition are also higher than that of the standard GT-R, with 600 horses and 652 Nm of torque from its specially NISMO-tuned engine.
Both special editions will come with exclusive colour options. Owners of the Premium Edition T-Spec can opt to get either Millennium Jade or Midnight Purple, both synonymous with the iconic GT-Rs of yesteryear. The NISMO Special Edition will come with a NISMO-exclusive Stealth Grey paint option.
The new GT-R will go on sale in spring this year, while the NISMO variant will enter the market sometime in Summer 2023.
Photo Credits: Muhammad Mu'tasim (@mutasimdrives)
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