Nissan shook up the sports car and entry level supercar markets in 2007 when it debuted the R35 GT-R to the global market. The R35 GT-R was the first time that the GT-R label was given its own model line-up, and forced automakers to take a long and hard look at their performance offerings. Here was a competitive offering from a major global automaker, backed by sound engineering, proven reliability, tuner friendliness and a helping of practicality thrown in as well. The cherry on the cake was the fact that it was fiendishly affordable when compared to machines offering similar horsepower and handling prowess. Still on sale, the GT-R remains a cult favorite, and Nissan is planning to release a successor that will once again bear the GT-R name. That makes this 2020 Nissan GT-R Premium Nismo all the more desirable, as it’s got just 18,000 miles on the clock, and a host of upgrades over and under its skin.
On the face of it, the GT-R isn’t a design revolution. Yes, it’s recognizable, but doesn’t break the mold much like a Ferrari or Lamborghini would. However, this 2020 Nissan GT-R Premium's red paint job is further individualized by a carbon fiber hood and spoiler, custom Toyo tires on Advan Racing GT rims, and an EBA forged carbon fiber lip kit. SBD titanium exhaust tips complete the distinctiveness of this particular example, and ensure that you’ll be able to pick it out even at a convention of R35 GT-Rs. The interior is done in black, and is typical Japanese no-nonsense functionality. That said, you do get a decent dose of tech toys, including a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, 11-speaker BOSE premium sound system, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, climate control, multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters, and the requisite powered conveniences. You also get carpeted GT-R floor mats to remind you what you’re getting in to.
The standard GT-R packs a fine 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6 that puts out 600hp and 481lb-ft All this power and torque is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed BorgWarner dual-clutch transmission. However, this 2020 Nissan GT-R Premium has received extensive fettling under the hood, and is claimed to put out 850hp. Upgrades include a Pure1000 turbo kit, SBD intercooler kit, 3-inch intakes, AMS air oil separator, flex fuel kit, Visconti stage 2 fuel kit, and ID1300x fuel injectors. The engine’s spent gases are emitted via a Fabworx exhaust system.
2020 MY Nissan GTR Premium EBA Forged carbon fiber lip kit Pure1000 Turbo upgrade SBD intercooler kit 3 inch intakes Fabworx exhaust system SBD titanium tips AMS air oil separator Flex fuel kit ID1300x injectors Visconti stage 2 fuel system Carpeted GT-R floor mats 11 speaker BOSE premium sound system Tilt & Telescope steering wheel Apple CaPlay 850 horsepower Carbon fiber hood Carbon fiber spoiler Custom tires