Nissan has finally taken the wraps off the NISMO version of the refreshed GT-R. The car is carrying all of the updates from the new GT-R that was revealed at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, plus a tweaked NISMO look. Perhaps one of the capstones to this latest version of Godzilla is that it now also has a hood that will not deform at extreme speeds, so there’s that.
As one would expect, aero has been a big focus with the new NISMO version. Nissan engineers have gone to greater lengths to push air around the car, which explains most of the NISMO’s unique design features over the regular GT-R. Nissan is actually claiming this car has the most down-force of any production car ever.
The unique NISMO traits should pair well with the updates announced to the regular GT-R, such as a stronger chassis and refreshed interior. Like the base model, the NISMO is getting a slight power bump to the coveted 600 horsepower number, while torque is jumping to 565 pound-feet. The additional power is coming from the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6.