Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition celebrates, well, you know

Cornelia Mascio
Апреля 17, 2019

Take a closer look, however, and you'll see all the new parts Nissan has fitted to Godzilla. Is it an R34, in Bayside Blue? We were just hoping for something a little more. exciting.

The 2020 370Z is available in Base, Sport, Sport Touring, and Nismo trims, with the 50th Anniversary based on the Sport model. Revealed alongside a MY2020 NISMO (more on that shortly) at NY, the 50th project has been pitched as one where "engineers challenged themselves to find undiscovered performance potential while still making sure the vehicle can be enjoyed by drivers at any level". "The 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition celebrates the history of the model and its racing heritage, both of which have played a vital role in helping make Nissan what it is today". The current generation GT-R isn't exactly a featherweight, and as such, the engineers were able to cut 67 pounds from the Nismo's heft.

Under the hood is the same well-known and beloved 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6, but its turbos have been swapped out for those found in the GT-R GT3 race vehicle with a modified turbine design with fewer blades to increase acceleration response time by 20 percent. The Nismo should handle a little sharper, not only as a result of the weight reduction, but also because it gets some suspension tweaks meant to improve ride and handling.

Perhaps most interesting of all the changes, though, are those to the dual-clutch gearbox.

The cosmetic tweaks offer less to talk about, but should be mentioned. Key BRE design cues include the two signature stripes on the side of the auto and the painted trunk, hood, side mirrors and A-pillars in the accent color (red for the white vehicle and black for the silver car). The 370Z Sport model is the foundation for the 50th Anniversary model, as it represents the true enthusiast spirit of the original model. Special identification is marked on the front fender, and a special badge placed at the rear. And the Nismo edition is a auto that will feel at home out on the race track.

If that's not enough, Nissan is also releasing a specially 2020 Track Edition optimized for racing and decked out in carbon fiber.

That new NISMO, then.

With the GT-R, Nissan set out in pursuit of the ultimate driving pleasure. As a result, not a great deal has changed - this still being 600hp and in the region of 1,700kg, despite 30kg being shaved - though there are one or two interesting updates nonetheless.

A new carbon ceramic brake system has been added for 2020 to haul things back to reality with 16.1-inch rotors up front and 15.3-inch rotors in back.

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