Nissan today unveiled the MY2024 update of its enduring GT-R at the Tokyo Auto Salon, ahead of the new generation debuting in the coming few years.
Time tells that this latest update is likely the last major change for the 16-year-old supercar.
Sadly, with the Australian Design Regulation governing body’s strict side impact regulations (ADR 85) coming into effect in November 2021, the GT-R is no longer able to be sold without expensive re-tuning by Nissan. Which is unfeasible at global production levels for our humble island market.
However, this year’s GT-R is similar to last year’s, with Nissan debuting the Millennium Jade T-Spec, which features a new split grille front end, plus a new rear bumper and spoiler, all by Nissan. Said to provide maximum downforce and thermo. – Performance.
The Nismo variant unveiled at TAS wears the same stealth gray color that debuted with last year’s facelift, but features more aggressive aero that includes more exposed carbon fiber area, including the front fascia. and include rear bumpers, side skirts and a swan-neck rear.
Inside the Nismo GT-R’s cabin, Nismo’s hallmark lashings have been lowered significantly, which naturally draws towards those new, imposing Recaro carbon-backed recliners.
A redesigned, quieter exhaust system is fitted to comply with new Japanese regulations, as well as a new front differential.
Aside from these small improvements, however, aesthetic and aero adjustments represent the core of this incremental update, with power output appearing unchanged between the standard variants. 419kW/632Nm, or the Nismo’s 441kW/652Nm outputs.
In Nissan’s domestic market of Japan, the MY2024 Nissan GT-R range consists of eight variants. Including two Nismo variants and the premium T-Spec – which gets different bespoke accents with a different suspension tune, carbon ceramic brakes.
When will we see the next-gen GT-R?
A new iteration of the GT-R is on the way, but details are a closely guarded secret.
Previous intel suggests that the main step change in the GT-R lineage is expected to be based on the bones of the current R35, albeit heavily redesigned and enhanced by hybrid technology.
Nissan hasn’t offered any official word globally, but previous rumors and timelines suggest the vehicle could arrive in 2024 or 2025.