At this point, it felt like Nissan is depending on the GT-R to rein the money. Why else would it have yet another GT-R NISMO Special Edition? The Japanese automaker has previewed a new Nissan GT-R NISMO Special Edition in Yokohama, Japan, earlier today.
Nothing mind-blowing here, really. It is the Nissan GT-R NISMO with a “Stealth Gray” paint job, 20-inch RAYS forged aluminum alloy wheels and a unique clear-coated carbon fiber hood that exposes the beautiful carbon fiber weave that has long been associated with racing cars and high-performance cars.
Also for the first time for GT-R, the new Nissan logo adorns the trunk lid as well as on the wheel center caps. And oh, it also has a Suede dominant red and dark gray interior. TBH, the paint job is not a good selling point in a time where many are rushing to wrap up their cars. Just saying…
Anyhoo, beyond the minimum cosmetics, the GT-R NISMO is pretty much the GT-R NISMO you have come to know. That means it is powered by a 3.8L VR38DETT twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 600 horsepower and turns out 481 lb-ft of torque.
The high power output is the result of high-precision, weight-balanced parts for the piston rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, and valve gear components dialed in with tighter tolerances, which result in snappier engine revs and quicker turbo spooling.
In addition, each engine is hand-assembled from the start to the end by master technicians in a special clean room and signed by the master technicians who had a hand in building the engine.
A special aluminum certification plate in Special Edition-exclusive color is found on the front of the engine.
Nissan said a “very limited number” of the new model will be allotted to North America and it will arrive this Fall.
Pricing has not been revealed yet, though. That said, the vehicle has not been listed in either U.S. or Canada website. However, if you read Japanese, you can pick up more details over at Nissan Japan website.
Images: Nissan [US].