Nissan Australia has released pricing and specifications for the mildly tweaked 2020 GT-R range, including the 50th Anniversary Edition, on sale now.
Based on the Premium Luxury grade, the 50th Anniversary (pictured) commands a $9,500 premium ($209,300 plus on-road costs) over the model on which it's based, and adds the requisite exterior badging as well as 50th Anniversary logos inside on the seats, centre console, tachometer and sill plates.
The 50th Anniversary is available in three different heritage colour schemes, inspired by liveries of GT-Rs in the Japan GP series. There’s a choice of Super Silver with white stripes, Ivory Pearl with red stripes, and the colour scheme you see here, vivid Bayside Blue with white stripes.
This hero colour is inspired by the Wangan Blue of the iconic R34 GT-R. All three colours are available across the rest of the range, sans the stripe decals. However, only the 50th Anniversary models receive blue wheel accents when painted in Bayside Blue.
Inside, there’s another distinctive colour scheme as all 50th Anniversary models come with an exclusive two-tone Twilight Grey interior.
The entire GT-R range has received some minor tweaks. These include redesigned front fog-lights, blue titanium exhaust tips, and new wheels that are the lightest yet for the R35 series GT-R.
The regular Premium Luxury adds a new grey interior colour called Urban Grey, different from the colour scheme of the 50th Anniversary’s interior, while the flagship Track Edition gains new Recaro seats when you select the Nismo interior option.
There have also been some minor mechanical tweaks. The turbochargers have been updated with an abradable seal, said to improve engine response at low RPMs. The electronically-controlled suspension has also been tweaked for both better cornering and a smoother ride. Finally, there’s an improved steering angle and a new brake booster.
Power and torque figures for the twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 are unchanged at 419kW and 632Nm, or 441kW and 652Nm for the GT-R Nismo.
The range continues to open with the Premium ($193,800), which comes standard with an 11-speaker BOSE premium audio system, an 8.0-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation, heated front seats, keyless entry and start, a rear-view camera, along with front and rear parking sensors.
The Premium Luxury ($199,800) classes up the interior with various hand-stitched nappa leather treatments across the dashboard, console and doors.
The Track Edition ($235,000) adds a special Nismo-tuned suspension, wider front fenders and Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 high performance run-flat tyres. An extra $12,000 gets you the special black-and-red Nismo interior ($247,000), complete with the new Recaro seats. With the Recaros, however, you lose front seat heating. Pricing for the flagship GT-R Nismo hasn’t been released yet.
Regardless of how much you spend, there’s no GT-R with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay and the infotainment system remains unchanged.
The current R35 generation debuted all the way back in 2007 but Nissan has confirmed there will be a next-generation GT-R, although a replacement date has yet to be announced.
2020 Nissan GT-R pricing
- Premium - $193,800
- Premium Luxury - $199,800
- Premium Luxury 50th Anniversary - $209,300
- Track Edition - $235,000
- Track Edition with Nismo interior - $247,000
*All prices exclude on-road costs