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2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO put to the test

Nissan recently invited members of the media to EuroSpeedway Lausitz, a race track in Germany and the surrounding environs, to accomplish one goal: experience the precision engineering of the new 2020 GT-R NISMO in the region that highlights it best. There are many incredible driving locations around the world, but only in Germany does a driver find the combination of high-speed road and track experiences that truly showcases the GT-R NISMO’s “absolute total racing performance.”The 2020 GT-R NISMO is a more extreme, track-oriented version of the GT-R that has matured through rigorous refinements, and become sharper and more rewarding as a street car.

The 2020 GT-R NISMO is about total balance. New, race-proven turbochargers, improved gearbox shift control, lighter components, reduced overall mass and upgrades to the brakes, wheels and tires contribute to a 2.5-second reduction in lap time around Nissan’s development track, not to mention an improvement of the GT-R’s inherent high speed stability, even at speeds of up to 186 mph (300 kph). Here’s how Nissan achieved this remarkable improvement.

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Inside the cabin, the exclusive GT-R NISMO front seats created by Recaro have been enhanced for 2020 to offer better containment for the driver and passenger (not available in the U.S./Canada). This is achieved through a three-layer structure in which carbon fiber sandwiches a main inner section to improve the way the upper body is supported.  Only one interior color combination is available, a NISMO-specific black leather with red accents. The seat inserts are Red Synthetic Suede, and there is Dark Gray Alcantara on the steering wheel, dashboard and roof liner.

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Chief Product Specialist Hiroshi Tamura – known as “Mr. GT-R” – has been at Nissan for more than thirty years. Dedicated to evolving and improving the GT-R, he has been part of almost every step of the model’s evolution. Tamura ensures the GT-R continues to evolve year in and year out, staying atop a growing field of competitors, including the most expensive crop of supercars – and in some cases hypercars. Color choices for the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO include Solid Red, Jet Black Pearl, Super Silver Quadcoat and Pearl White Tricoat. All color schemes feature black side mirrors that differentiate the car from other GT-R models.