2024 Nissan GT-R Brings Back T-Spec Trim and Boasts Other Revisions

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  • Nissan unveiled the 2024 GT-R at the Tokyo Auto Salon on Thursday, showing off another facelift for the 16-year-old sports coupe.

  • Nissan is bringing back the T-spec, along with Millenium Jade and Midnight Purple paint colors.

  • The 600-horsepower Nismo gets a new rear wing, which has grown by 10 percent, along with a unique carbon appearance package, it also earns a front limited-slip differential for the first time.

Nissan pulled back the cover of the 2024 GT-R at the Tokyo Auto Salon on Thursday, with new (old) paint options, revised aerodynamics, and other minor improvements for the R35 generation that has remained largely unchanged over its 16-year lifespan. The Premium and T-spec have the same 565 hp and 467 pound-feet of torque from the hand-assembled twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6, and the upgraded Nismo variant continues to tune those figures up to 600 hp and 487 pound-feet. Power is still sent to all four wheels through the standard ATTESA ET-S all-wheel-drive system which can vary its front-rear torque split depending on driver preference and scenario. Shifting continues to occur via the rear-mounted six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The front and rear fascias have been redesigned, with the GT-R now using a thinner mesh in the front grille that's meant to improve cooling and reduce drag. Despite a reported increase in downforce, Nissan was able to keep the GT-R's coefficient of drag completely unchanged at 0.26.

The T-spec trim level returns for 2024. It comes in two exclusive colors: the first, Millenium Jade, was previously only available on the R34 V-Spec II Nür, while the second, Midnight Purple, is a modern take on the Midnight Purple III from the R-34 GT-R V-Spec, according to Nissan. The T-spec also receives carbon-ceramic brakes from the Nismo, as well as wider front fenders, Nismo dynamic vehicle control, and a gold painted version of the RAYS 20-inch forged Nismo wheels. It has unique T-spec badging inside and out, and comes with dark Mori Green upholstery inside.

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The track-focused Nismo variant of the GT-R once again has wider tires, six-piston front brake calipers, four-piston rear calipers, carbon-ceramic brake rotors, and a host of other carbon goodies. The rear wing of the Nismo is roughly 10 percent larger than before and sits on swan-neck supports. The Nismo team also redesigned the font lip, rear diffuser and canards in an effort to increase downforce without hampering drag. A new Nismo appearance package is available with exclusive red-accented RAYS forged 20-inch wheels, a carbon-fiber hood, and an exclusive engine cover design. A Stealth Gray paint option is exclusive to the Nismo trim.

Nissan is planning to ship the newest Godzilla cars to dealerships in the spring, though if you are after the more focused Nismo, you will have to wait until the summer. There's no word on pricing yet, but current models start at $115,435 for the Premium, and $212,635 for the Nismo.

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