The GT-R's carryover dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission is also updated with a more "refined" R mode that features quicker gear changes.
The Nissan GT-R is 50 years old, and Nissan is celebrating in style with a fresh, tech-packed special edition that takes its inspiration from the racetrack.
First up is the 2020 GT-R NISMO, which is packing several upgrades including revised carbon fiber body panels that have been altered to both to save weight and improve aerodynamics. Three colour combinations are available, including white with red stripes, silver with white stripes, and perhaps the best news for GT-R fans - the return of Bayside Blue.
The car's suspension has also seen some additional tweaks and the already impressive Brembo brake setup has been further improved.
The 2020 GT-R marks the 50 anniversary of the legendary nameplate, and Nissan commemorates this milestone with a special edition. The special edition vehicle will come in three heritage-era, two-tone exterior color combinations meant to represent the GT-R's liveries from the Japan GP series of which the original GT-R was born to compete. Will people line up for this anniversary version of the 370Z, or will it later be remembered as just one more misstep by Nissan?
The GT-R's signature exhaust note is the product of a new titanium muffler, featuring titanium finishers with burnished blue tips. Nissan says this is because out of the entire 2020 model lineup, the Sport "represents the true enthusiast spirit of the original model".
Nissan's also put the top GT-R on a bit of a diet.
The Track Edition and the hard-core NISMO model get redesigned turbochargers from the latest GT-R GT3 race auto.
Inside, the 50th Anniversary Edition GT-R gets a new gray interior, which is also available on other 2020 model year GT-Rs.
The GT-R has gone through change after change after change after change. The Nismo should handle a little sharper, not only as a result of the weight reduction, but also because it gets some suspension tweaks meant to improve ride and handling.
Along with these comprehensive improvements, Nissan tweaked the GT-R Track Edition and the hard-core NISMO models.
U.S. versions of the mid-tier Track Edition will also benefit from the flagship Nismo's full-fat 447kW/652Nm engine, as well as options for a carbon-fibre roof and uprated Brembo brakes.
In the case of the Track Edition, the hand-built, twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 engine receives new turbochargers that elevate output to 600 horsepower and torque to 481 pound-feet. Carbon fiber components is found on bumpers, fenders, hood, roof, side sill covers, trunk, and the rear spoiler which saves around 10.5kg.