The new 2024 Nissan GT-R is finally here. The GT-R first debuted in 2007, and while it has been updated over the years, it remains largely unchanged. This could be viewed as a sign of its timeless design, but some may see it as a lack of innovation on Nissan’s part. The company is hoping to change that with the new GT-R. Three different models will be available: the Premium, the T-spec, and the top-of-the-line Nismo.
All trims will feature new front and rear fascias. The base Premium model gets rid of the 6-year-old V-motion grille. The new design features a broad grille opening similar to the R34-generation Skyline GT-R. The front bumper has been reshaped to give the car a wider look. The car also has a collection of hexagonal auxiliary lights at each corner. The mesh pattern in the grille has been changed to improve cooling and reduce drag. The 0.26 drag coefficient is unchanged. In the rear, the car now has a squarer shape than before.
The 2024 Nissan GT-R T-Spec has returned to the lineup, featuring the beloved Millennium Jade and Midnight Purple color options. Along with these traditional colors, the T-Spec comes equipped with 20-inch gold-painted Rays wheels, ceramic-carbon brakes, and updated suspension adjustments.
The GT-R NISMO now offers a NISMO Appearance Package, including a unique red-accented version of the car’s RAYS forged 20-inch wheels, a clear coat applied to the carbon fiber hood, and an exclusive engine cover design. There’s also a new NISMO-exclusive paint color: Stealth Gray.
The GT-R NISMO’s new rear wing boasts a 10% increase in surface area compared to the previous version. Its curvature helps improve drag and downforce for a better driving experience.
The powertrain of the 2024 Nissan GT-R remains unchanged. A 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 still produces 565 horsepower on the Premium and T-spec models. The NISMO gets 600 horsepower. The power is sent to the wheels through the familiar all-wheel-drive system and a six-speed dual-clutch rear-mounted transmission. All models will come standard with Bilstein shocks, offering normal, comfort, and R settings.
The GT-R NISMO also features aerodynamic updates and a new front limited-slip differential. The LSD improves the driving experience by allowing the vehicle to respond more accurately to the driver’s inputs.
Stopping power is provided by Brembo® brakes with enlarged carbon-ceramic rotors measuring 16.1 inches in the front and 15.3 inches at the rear. These rotors save 36 pounds, and the braking system provides a more robust brake pedal feel.
The roof of the GT-R NISMO is constructed from carbon fiber, reducing weight and lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity for improved handling. Other NISMO-exclusive carbon fiber body panels include front and rear fascias, trunk lid, race-inspired rear wing, side sill covers, hood, and outside mirror housings.
The GT-R’s cabin gets Nappa leather appointments and seats designed to be lightweight. The GT-R T-spec gets exclusive dark Mori Green upholstery. Unique logos further identify the T-spec, including T-spec emblems on the trunk.
The standard infotainment system is an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay. The display also shows key vehicle data, including coolant and oil temperature, transmission gear selection, g-forces, turbocharger boost, and a lap timer. A Bose® 11-speaker audio system, Active Noise Cancellation, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and front and rear parking sensors are also included.
Expect the 2024 Nissan GT-R to arrive at U.S. dealerships sometime in the spring, with the NISMO following later in the year. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but we expect the car to start well over $100,000 for the lower trims and over $200,000 for the NISMO.