It appears stories of the Nissan GT-R’s loss of life have been in reality enormously exaggerated, as a result of the all-conquering sports activities automotive is again in Nissan’s lineup for the 2023 mannequin yr.
Nissan in June introduced that each the 370Z and GT-R have been “offered out,” which made sense for the 370Z as automaker had already revealed the redesigned 2023 Z. Nonetheless, with no successor in sight for the GT-R, hypothesis quickly surfaced that Godzilla is likely to be useless.
Nissan final week put an finish to the hypothesis by saying that the GT-R returns for 2023 after skipping the 2022 mannequin yr. No adjustments have been made to the automotive throughout its time away, and there is solely two grades to select from: Premium and Nismo. The earlier Monitor Version that served as the center of the GT-R vary was dropped after 2020, and it does not seem like Nissan plans to carry it again.
The 2023 GT-R Premium begins at $115,435, whereas the 2023 GT-R Nismo begins at $212,635. Each figures embrace a $1,895 vacation spot cost.
2023 Nissan GT-R
The GT-R’s price ticket has grown considerably through the years however Nissan continues to supply loads of customary tools. The listing features a titanium exhaust system, adjustable Bilstein dampers, 20-inch Rays wheels, Dunlop Sports activities Maxx GT600 tires, Brembo brakes with six-piston calipers on the entrance and four-piston calipers on the rear, a Bose audio system, and Nappa leather-based trim.
Upgrading to the Nismo provides carbon-fiber physique panels (entrance and rear fascias, entrance fenders, hood, roof, facet skirts, trunk and rear spoiler), a stiffer suspension tune, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, and a turbocharger matching the design used on the GT-R Nismo GT3 race automotive, which ends up in extra energy.
Energy within the GT-R comes from a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6. The hand-built engine delivers 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque within the Premium and 600 hp and 481 lb-ft within the Nismo. In each instances a 6-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission and all-wheel drive are customary.
The present GT-R, an R35 to those that know their GT-Rs from their Skylines, was unveiled to the world in 2007 and on sale within the U.S. the next yr as a 2009 mannequin. Nissan stays quiet on plans for its subsequent GT-R, the R36, although the automaker has hinted at a new platform and presumably some type of electrification.