If you were looking to the previous generation of Nissan GT-R Nismo for a guide as to how much the new generation of ultimate Godzilla will cost, you’ve made a slight error.
Nissan Australia has announced local pricing for the 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo, and it’s not great news if the $300K mark was your target spend.
At an eye-watering $378,000 MSRP, the new GT-R Nismo now rivals the likes of the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 and McLaren 570S for showroom spending. That’s not an insignificant price jump.
But for that extra cost, the Nismo also cops a host of new additions and more power, making Nissan’s most capable car even more potent.
For example, the 3.8-litre V6 dons new turbochargers, essentially plucked straight from its GT3-racing cousin, which allow the engine to produce a healthy 441kW of power and 652Nm of torque.
Putting that power to all four wheels, of course, is a revised 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox which Nissan says “shifts gears more aggressively and intuitively” thanks to a new ‘R’ mode.
Updated suspension tuning also provides a better driving dynamic, Nissan says, with “better linearity and precision than ever, requiring minimal corrections even at high speed.”
Its Bilstein DampTronic shocks were retuned to account for the car’s now lighter weight (by about 30kg), with revised spring rates providing what Nissan says is a more liner steering response.
A set of 20-inch Rays aluminium wheels are just 100 grams lighter (for the whole set) than the wheels on the previous Nismo but are more rigid thanks to a new 9-spoke design.
Finally, the brakes have been upgraded to a set of carbon ceramics, with six-piston front calipers grabbing huge 410mm discs, and four-piston rear calipers on 390mm discs.
Nissan says the rotors are also much lighter due to their carbon and silicon carbide structure, allowing a total drop in unspring weight of 16.3kg.
The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO is on sale now.