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News Nissan Gives 2024 GT-R Facelift, More Downforce, T-Spec Trim

Nissan Gives 2024 GT-R Facelift, More Downforce, T-Spec Trim

GT-R gets sharper for 2024

  • GT-R gets cosmetic and functional upgrades

  • T-Spec gets Nismo chassis, standard engine


The Nissan GT-R isn’t dead! Nissan is giving the model a makeover for 2024 that brings with it a healthy dose of new carbon fibre aero parts and the return of the T-Spec special edition.

Nissan’s supercar is now 16 years old, and while it’s already had a couple of small updates, this one was sorely needed. The changes aren’t massive, but they do freshen up the car’s looks, and they should improve its performance.

The upper grille is now thinner, looking a lot more like more vintage Skyline GT-Rs. The grille gets a pair of new fangs, while the front apron is new and filled with new hexagonal running lights.

Nissan’s nose changes do more than just change the appearance. The car now makes more downforce than before, with no change in the coefficient of drag. Cooling is improved, with engineers paying attention to tiny details like the thickness of the mesh used in the nose.

The even larger rear wing exclusive to the GR-R Nismo trim is 10 percent larger than before. It makes more downforce, but with swan-neck supports produces less drag than before. The Nismo car’s front lip, rear diffuser, and front bumper canards have all been tweaked this year.

For more mechanical grip, Nismo comes with a limited-slip differential up front. It’s the first time for an LSD in the front of this GT-R, and Nissan says it should improve the driving experience.

GT-R T-Spec brings along some serious enhancements. It gets the 565 hp version of the 3.8L twin-turbo V6 instead of the 600 hp Nismo version but has the ceramic brakes, wider front fenders, and specially-tuned vehicle dynamics control system of the Nismo model. T-Spec will also get a dark Mori Green interior and 20-inch Rays wheels painted gold.

The coolest part of the T-Spec, though, might be the two exclusive paint colours. The first is Millennium Jade, which Nissan calls an “homage to one of the rarest GT-Rs ever, the R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nür.” The second exclusive is Midnight Purple, a modern take on the R34 GT-R V-Spec’s Midnight Purple III paint.

Expect the 2024 GT-R on-sale later this year and pricing to follow.

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