When it comes to supercars, there aren’t many which are as iconic as the Nissan GT-R and in commemorating its motoring and commercial success, along with a cult-like following, Nissan has introduced a 50th Anniversary Edition.
The 50th Anniversary Edition with 565 hp/633 Nm will not be easily mistaken for the more conventional models as it dons the Wangan Blue and Pearl White liveries from the Japan GP series that the original GT-R was built to dominate in.
In the engine bay are new turbochargers, new exhaust manifold with optimised flange attachment points and new titanium mufflers. The GT-R’s 6-speed dual clutch gearbox have also been refined for both road and track use with more aggressive downshifts.
The GT-R is also expected to have more linear steering response with increased precision while further tuning of the electronically-controlled suspension offers better cornering stability and a smoother ride.
With all the power upgrades, the Nissan GT-R offers even more security on the braking front with a new brake booster to increase initial braking response.
Inside the 50th Anniversary Edition is a special gray interior colour scheme, a special edition steering wheel, shift knob, seat embossing and Alcantra upholstery on the headlining and sunvisor to name a few.
Alongside the 50th Anniversary Edition, Nissan also introduced a Track Edition GT-R with 600 hp, thanks to turbochargers adopted from the GT-R GT3 race car, along with options for a carbon fibre roof and Brembo carbon ceramic brakes.