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Friday, January 13, 2023

Nissan Gives The GT-R Yet Another Fresh This 2023


Nissan is giving its flagship 15-year-old supercar, the GT-R, its most expansive changes since its 2017 refresh.

The 2023 GT-R gets new fascias. Gone is the V-motion grille, and in its place is a broad grille with a mesh-pattern for improved cooling and reduced drag. An added bonus is that it’s reminiscent of the R34 Skyline GT-R. The front bumper is also new; reshaped for a wider look. It also contains hexagonal DRLs at each corner. At the back, there are new character lines and a new lens design for its iconic quad taillight cluster.

In terms of power, the 2023 GT-R keeps the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 with 570 horsepower and 637 Nm of torque. Output it still fed through a six-speed dual clutch and Nissan’s ATTESA electronic torque-split all-wheel drive. A titanium exhaust system is standard with outlets in burnt blue.



Also returning for 2023 is the T-spec trim. Serving as an in-between to the Premium and Nismo variants, it gains the Nismo’s wider front fenders and carbon ceramic brakes. It also has 20-inch Rays forged wheels wrapped in Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 bespoke for the GT-R.

Speaking of the Nismo, the GT-R Nismo now adds a front limited-slip differential. Complementing the new front and rear fascias is the addition of a front lip spoiler, canards, and a massive rear diffuser. The new swan neck rear wing is also said to provide 10 percent more downforce.

Keeping its tweaked engine the same as before, it makes a potent 600 horsepower and 652 Nm of torque thanks to turbochargers from the GT-R GT3 racecar.



Beyond just the power, the GT-R Nismo has undergone a weight reduction thanks to carbon fiber for the roof, hood, trunk, front and rear fascias, side sill covers, and side mirrors. Upgraded unibody bonding ups torsional rigidity as well.

A GT-R Nismo Special Edition goes further by adding high-precision weight-balanced engine parts, such as piston rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, and a clear-coated NISMO-exclusive carbon engine hood with NACA ducts.

The 2023 Nissan GT-R is scheduled to go into production starting with the Premium version sometime around May, with the GT-R Nismo to follow soon thereafter.

1 comment:

  1. I hope the next new GT-R will be all-new and not just another refresh.

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