Godzilla reborn - Nissan's new 441kW GT-R Nismo model is in a different performance league

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2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
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Nissan unveiled their GT-R Nismo, and revealed a special edition version which will launch in Japan in October.

It's VR38DETT 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 engine has been uprated to produce 441kW and 652Nm.

Each engine is handcrafted by its own Takumi technician, and comes with a certification plate on the engine.

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Nissan launched their GT-R NISMO and a special edition version, which will launch in Japan in October.

Both models will feature an exclusive, race-inspired Stealth Gray body colour.

The special edition has a weight-shedding, clear-coated carbon fibre bonnet while the Godzilla sits on a set of 20-inch Rays aluminium forged wheels.

Bigger, better, faster

Its VR38DETT 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine has been updated to produce 441kW and 652Nm along with a number of performance upgrades that include a pair of GT3 racecar-supplied turbochargers.

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The built-to-order special edition uses new high-precision, weight-balanced parts, including the piston rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, flywheel, crank pulley and valve springs.

2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Stopping power is taken care of by Brembo calipers and carbon-ceramic rotors measuring 410mm in the front and 390mm at the rear.

Its own Takumi technician handcrafts each engine. The Takumi certification plate on the engine is also in an exclusive colour.

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Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist of the GT-R, says: "The GT-R NISMO has always been an ongoing pursuit of ultimate driving pleasure. We take a holistic approach, seeking precision performance through a meticulous balance of engine components and shaving weight, and incrementally evolving the GT-R's appearance to deliver the ultimate balance of power, performance and excitement to our customers."

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