2020 Nissan GT-R: A Trim Comparison

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The Nissan GT-R is more than a powerful engine, though it does have plenty of horsepower to satiate the speediest of demons. It’s also a high-tech dynamo that will blow away the competition. We examine each of the available trims, including the new 50th anniversary editions that will release in 2020.

Premium

The 2020 Nissan GT-R Premium starts at $113,540 and comes with a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged 24-valve V-6 engine. This beast is capable of 565 horsepower and takes advantage of a Premium Midship platform design for balance. The dual-clutch six-speed transmission has three driver-selectable modes: normal, R-mode, and save. To help the driver maintain control, this trim of the Nissan GT-R features an electric all-wheel-drive system. It can provide all available torque to the rear wheels or can send 50% the front wheels, when necessary.

The GT-R Premium trim has a unique vehicle dynamic control system with three driver-selectable modes. It’s designed unlike any other stability control system on the road because it adjusts engine speed and applies braking to the appropriate wheel when it senses over- or under-steering. This helps keep drivers snugly on the road during less than ideal weather conditions.

For convenience, it has a configurable multi-function display system. Additionally, drivers will find a rearview monitor, 11 Bose speakers, and active noise cancellation. The titanium exhaust also has exhaust sound control.

50th Anniversary

The 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary edition comes in three distinct colors, each with its own price point. The Bayside Blue and Pearl White TriCoat both start at $123,040. The Super Silver QuadCoat, however, has a slightly higher MSRP of $125,040. Exterior color aside, they come with the same standard features.

Notable upgrades include 50th anniversary 20-inch Rays forged-alloy wheels, anniversary graphics and badging, and hand-stitched semi-aniline leather-appointed front seats with embossing. The rest of the interior is also specific to the 50th Anniversary addition, including the Alcantara headliner with unique stitching and sun visors.

Track Edition

The 2020 Nissan GT-R Track Edition has an MSRP of $145,540. This trim comes with the same 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged engine but has some unique changes that make it suited for the race track. Unlike the previous two trims, the GT-R Track Edition’s engine is Nismo-tuned. This is the abbreviation for “Nissan Motorsport,” the in-house performance division of the automaker. This ups the output to 600-hp and 481 lb-ft of torque. Drivers may immediately notice the NISMO black 20-inch super-lightweight Rays forged alloy wheels. Their knurled beads help keep the tires from slipping under aggressive acceleration.

The GT-R Track Edition further comes with a NISMO-tuned suspension, which has three driver-selectable driving modes that continuously monitor vehicle speed, lateral acceleration, torque, engine rpm, and breaking behavior. This trim comes with unique a dry carbon-fiber rear spoiler and a carbon-fiber roof. Inside the black and red interior, the leather-appointed front seats may be beautiful, but they’re also built for performance with cutouts in the driver’s seat cushion to aid leg movement.

NISMO

The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO starts at $210,740. This trim comes with the same NISMO-tuned 600-horsepower, 3.8-liter high capacity engine as the GT-R Track Edition. This trim pairs NISMO black 20-inch super-lightweight Rays wheels from the previous trim with the addition of a specific NISMO aerodynamic body design. The carbon-fiber front and rear fascia allow this vehicle to attain top speeds without any issues.

The inside is just as sleek with the same red and black interior as the GT-R Track Edition, but the tachometer receives a major upgrade. This specially designed and badged instrument gives the driver a clear and detailed view of the engine’s performance. The NISMO Recaro leather-appointed front seats are lined with comfortable synthetic suede inserts and help support your body through even the strongest of g-forces during turns.

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