There seems to be no real interest to have a new generation of the venerable Nissan GT-R (R35) sportscar anytime soon. Nissan has officially unveiled the 2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo edition for the Japanese market, with the base product essentially engineered in mid-2000s and released in 2007.
To highlight how much life is still left for the Nissan GT-R, the company has placed its latest corporate logo, something significant that is only set to appear on the fully electric Nissan Ariya in the coming months.
Paired with the new emblems is the exclusive Nismo Stealth Grey paintwork, which was inspired by track tarmacs GT-Rs have set records and competed on. This paint hue is also available in the just-launched 2021 Nissan Navara PRO-4X.
This latest edition features a Nismo-exclusive clear-coated carbon fibre hood. Opting out of a painted hood not only exposes the intricate carbon fibre weave, it also sheds 100 grams from this already svelte GT-R. Other body panels made from lightweight carbon fibre include front fenders, front and rear bumpers, the roof and rear spoiler.
Matching the new Stealth Grey paintwork is a circular red accent on the existing set of black-painted 9-spoke forged wheels from Rays measuring 20 inches in diameter.
The engine continues to be a made-to-order high output unit. Each twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 engine is handcrafted by its own ‘takumi’ master craftsman. The ‘takumi’ certification plate on the engine is also in an exclusive colour.
This motorsport-inspired power unit utilises new high-precision, weight-balanced parts including the piston rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, flywheel, crank pulley and valve springs dialed in with tighter tolerances, delivering snappier revs and quicker turbo spooling.
Nissan quotes outputs of 600 hp and 652 Nm of torque for the GT-R Nismo with the century sprint benchmark completed in 2.8 seconds.
“The GT-R NISMO has always been an ongoing pursuit of ultimate driving pleasure,” said Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist of the GT-R. “We take a holistic approach, seeking precision performance through a meticulous balance of engine components and shaving weight, and incrementally evolving the GT-R’s appearance to deliver the ultimate balance of power, performance and excitement to our customers.”
Enjoy the photos, taken at Nismo’s flagship Nismo Omori Factory, which prepares their Super GT GT-R race machines as well as recently commenced refurbishment work. You can also own a unique piece of Nissan Skyline GT-R-inspired item made by Autobuzz.my here!