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The 2024 Nissan GT-R Sees Styling Updates

  • The 2024 Nissan GT-R gets new front and rear fascias to increase downforce.
  • The GT-R Nismo adds a limited-slip front differential for the first time.
  • The 2024 GT-R is set to hit dealers this spring, but GT-R Nismo models will follow in the summer.

    Nissan’s R35 chassis GT-R made its public debut during George W. Bush’s second term in office. Showing its face at the 2007 Tokyo auto show, the next-generation GT-R presented a logical evolution of Nissan’s legendary nameplate. Though, since its debut in 2007, Nissan has managed to keep the GT-R fundamentally unchanged, which is genuinely impressive. After missing the 2022 production run, Nissan is gearing up the GT-R for 2024 with some minor styling updates.

    Let’s start there. The 2024 Nissan GT-R gets new front and rear fascias. This new styling isn’t just for aesthetic purposes, but Nissan claims these enhancements help the GT-R’s aerodynamics, increasing the GT-R’s total downforce. Still, the coefficient of drag is unchanged, remaining at 0.26. The GT-R Nismo models see a new rear wing, as well as a new front lip, rear diffuser, and new canards to add even more downforce.

    The Nissan GT-R T-Spec returns to the lineup with its beloved Millennium Jade and Midnight Purple paint options. Aside from the legacy colors, the T-Spec comes with gold-painted 20-inch Rays wheels, carbon-ceramic brakes and revised suspension tuning. The T-Spec models also see additional badging.

    Under the hood of all Nissan GT-R models is the 3.8-liter turbocharged V6. The VR38DETT, as Nissan calls it, sends 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque through the six-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels, regardless of the GT-R’s trim. In the Nismo, that power jumps to 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque from the 3.8-liter. With Nismo models, Nissan adds a limited-slip differential to the GT-R’s front axle.

    Nissan is planning for the 2024 GT-R to start hitting dealerships this spring. Unfortunately, if you’re chasing a Nismo model, you’ll have to wait until those arrive in the summer. There’s no word on the price, but expect that to stay around the current $115,435 for the base GT-R, and $212,635 for the GT-R Nismo.

    How much longer do you think Nissan will keep the R35-generation GT-R in production? Tell us your thoughts below.

    Wesley Wren has spent his entire life around cars, whether it’s dressing up as his father’s 1954 Ford for Halloween as a child, repairing cars in college or collecting frustrating pieces of history—and most things in between.

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