2020 GT-R ready for take-off 30 | 08 | 2019

    NISSAN’S UPDATED GT-R is now available to order from Scottish dealerships, with prices starting at £83,995. First deliveries are scheduled for November. (Related: Nissan X-Trail gets new efficient engines)

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the 2020 model year GT-R features a number of enhancements that optimise performance, improve handling and dial up the R35’s iconic styling.

    The GT-R’s 570PS 3.8-litre V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine receives new turbochargers, which increase the engine’s low rpm response thanks to an abradable seal, providing tighter clearances and a 5% increase in efficiency. Gear shifts are also 0.15 seconds improved when in R-Mode. (Related: Scots first off the mark with new Leaf)

    The electronically controlled suspension has been tuned to provide better cornering stability and a smoother ride. The steering is more linear and precise than ever, requiring minimal corrections at speeds of up to 186mph.


    A new brake booster increases the initial braking response by engaging with less pedal stroke, resulting in enhanced stopping power and feel.

    The exhaust manifolds, inspired by racing technology, have optimised turbo flange attachment points which allow for easier servicing without touching the exhaust manifold. There is also a new titanium exhaust muffler, featuring titanium finishers with burnished blue tips.


    Retired since the R34 GT-R, Bayside Blue makes a return to the R35 GT-R line-up. Available to order from November, a four-coat double-heat treatment process ensures a vivid blue with striking highlights and deep shadows. New 20 Spoke 20in alloys have also been introduced.

    In addition to the existing black, tan and red interior options on Prestige grade, there is now a new grey leather interior, replacing the outgoing ivory option.

    Related: 2018 Nissan Leaf starts from £21,990

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    Jim McGill


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