The next generation of the much-praised Nissan GT-R was previously expected to hit the showrooms as a 2018 model. Sadly, the latest statements coming from the company officials suggest that its redesign has been put on hold at least until 2020. That means the current GT-R that entered the North American car market back in 2008 will soldier on for a few more years. Luckily, the Japanese automaker has recently given its most expensive model a host of exterior and interior changes as well as a couple of mechanical upgrades. As for the 2018 Nissan GT-R, it will once again offer a good value for money, rivaling some of the most renowned automotive names such as Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche or Aston Martin.
Design and Features
As part of the latest visual update, the GT-R received a new hood, bumper and grille design that give this sports car more downforce and improved handling as a result. The changes also include a reinforced chassis which in turn reflects in enhanced ride comfort and stability. When it comes to exterior styling, the GT-R is probably not the most appealing vehicle in its class. It lacks refinement of a Jaguar or Maserati, while its overall design is a bit long in the tooth.
However, the interior offers a decent package of styling cues and features that received an update for the 2017 model year. Some of the interior alterations include a new dashboard with fewer buttons and a new 8-inch touch screen, while the shift paddles are now mounted on the steering wheel. The cabin also gets a number of improved materials as well as better sound insulation compared to the previous models.
2018 Nissan GT-R R36 Specs
Just like its predecessors, the 2018 Nissan GT-R will be offered with two different versions of the same V6 engine. The standard model will use the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter unit that makes 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque, while the GT-R Nismo variant will be churning out 600 hp and 481 lb-ft. Both versions come matched to a six-speed dual-clutch sequential automatic gearbox.
New Nissan GT-R Price
As for the pricing figures for the 2018 Nissan GT-R, official statements have yet to come. However, we expect the upcoming model to stay in the same price range with its immediate predecessor. The current GT-R Premium starts just under $111,600, while the amazing GT-R Nismo costs around $152,000. Although the pricing figures may seem a bit over the top for a Nissan, we believe the GT-R offers a unique driving experience well worth of that money.