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#1 paul_k

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:36 PM

Looks like a few minor changes for the 50 th
No pricing yet.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:00 PM

Thats an interesting press release. Comparing the various press write-ups in the other thread there are some conflicting bits of information regarding the spec upgrades and the different editions - which may be down to terminology. No sign of a press release in the UK yet either.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:57 PM

The new NISMO GT-R has some changes too:

 


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:09 PM

Yes, interesting Nissan have finally recognised that they have buggered up the throttle response and gearbox shift times on the newer standard cars.
Anyone who had never owned the 09 car would never realise how bad it has got.
None of these engine and gearbox minor changes will in my opinion be as good as a simple stage 1 tune and gearbox remap.
Will be interesting to see the price increase could be getting close to £90K now.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 10:19 AM

Like it in Bayside Blue (not with all the decals though)


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:44 PM

Now that the release details have become clearer I thought I'd split the original thread into 3 cars. The previous multi-model discussion and links can be found at: http://forums.nissan...editions/page-2

 

Please note, some of this clearly cribbed from the Nissan Global press release for the New York show so references to model date may be either Model Year 19 or, for our American cousins, 2020 model...

 

"Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition debuts

 

2019/04/17

NEW YORK. (April 17, 2019) – Few vehicles in the world can be instantly identified by just three letters. But to motoring enthusiasts everywhere, “GT-R” has become synonymous with excitement, high performance and unparalleled refinement.

Making its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition takes the nameplate to a level that was unimaginable when it was first introduced 50 years ago. To celebrate the half-century of the GT-R, engineers challenged themselves to find undiscovered performance potential while still making sure the car can be enjoyed by drivers at any level.

“A GT-R is about total balance management,” said Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist for the GT-R. “It is not about chasing a power figures, but creating a new GT-R, where no aspect has been overlooked. This is appropriate to celebrate the GT-R 50th anniversary.”

A 50th Anniversary Celebration
The 2020 Nissan GT-R will come in three trim levels in most markets: GT-R Premium, GT-R Track Edition and GT-R NISMO. In select regions, there will also be the Pure, Prestige and Black models, but it is the 50th Anniversary Edition that truly celebrates the GT-R’s rich heritage.

The special edition car will come in three heritage-era, two-tone exterior color combinations meant to represent the GT-R’s liveries from the Japan GP series – of which the original GT-R was born to dominate in. Retired since the GT-R “R34” model, Bayside (Wangan) Blue makes a return, complete with white racing stripes. A four-coat, double-heat treatment process ensures a vivid blue with striking highlights and deep shadows. Blue accents on the wheel spokes are among several fine touches made to celebrate the GT-R’s milestone. Pearl White with red stripes and Super Silver with white stripes round out the 50th Anniversary liveries.

Inside the 50th Anniversary Edition is a special gray interior color scheme, which gives the cabin a sense of luxury, reminiscent of the atmosphere of the night sky after the twilight hour (the color is also available on select other 2020 GT-R models). Additional 50th anniversary features include unique steering wheel and shift knob trim, special seat embossing, an Alcantara® headliner with unique stitching, Alcantara-wrapped sunvisors, and more.

“The Nissan GT-R has been the icon of our company’s driving performance for the past half century,” said Shinichiro Irie, program design director for the GT-R. “We were highly motivated to ensure that the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition stands out. While the exterior and interior changes may seem subtle at first glance, they’re still impactful, especially with the new paint schemes, keeping the car’s lines and overall presence modern and edgy.”

Upgraded performance, born from racing
While many believed that the refinement and performance of the GT-R’s 565-horsepower 3.8-litre V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine – each handcrafted by its own takumi technician – were so high that there was no room for improvement, the car’s engineers had a few tricks up their sleeves. Among them was incorporating new turbochargers, which help increase the engine’s low rpm response due to an abradable seal, providing tighter clearances and a 5% increase in efficiency. Overall, they provide even sharper engine response in and out of corners, making the driving experience more rewarding and richer than ever before. The exhaust manifolds, inspired by racing technology, have optimized turbo flange attachment points, which allow for easier servicing and potential tuning, without touching the exhaust manifold.

GT-R features a revised 6-speed dual-clutch transmission with a refined “R mode,” made for both road and track. It features more aggressive downshifts to better anticipate swift cornering exits, with gear selection happening during ABS engagement, resulting in reduced understeer and a more driver-intuitive feeling. The adaptive shift control is programmed to change shift schedules to fit the user’s driving style, making it possible to drive according to the law on public roads, with full brute force available on the race track, without needing to manually change shift modes.

The GT-R’s signature exhaust note is the product of a new titanium muffler, featuring titanium finishers with burnished blue tips.

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 300 kph (186 mph). A new brake booster increases the initial braking response by engaging with less pedal stroke, resulting in enhanced stopping power and feel.

A cabin worthy of GT-R
The GT-R’s cabin represents the ideal blend of luxury and sport. The distinct driver-oriented cockpit has comfortable yet supportive seats for both front and rear passengers. The dashboard is designed to convey a “horizontal flow,” delivering a sense of high stability for front seat occupants. It comes wrapped in a single, seamless piece of hand-selected Nappa leather, artfully stitched with takumi-style precision. The center dashboard integrates navigation and audio controls and an 8-inch capacitive touch-panel monitor. The large icons on the display screen inform the driving experience without distracting from it.

Mounted to the sporty steering wheel are shift paddles that allow drivers to change gears in mid-turn without taking their hands off the wheel.

All 2020 Nissan GT-Rs come with the NissanConnectSM integrated audio, navigation and communication system in select markets. It allows users to remotely lock or unlock the doors, activate the alarm, summon emergency services or track the car’s whereabouts using smartphone apps.

A revised 2020 GT-R Track Edition
For those inclined to take their GT-R to a race circuit, Nissan offers the revised and very potent 2020 Track Edition, which comes with an optional carbon fibre roof that sports a clean, tight weave made possible by a new construction process.

The engine (for U.S. models) is borrowed from the famed GT-R NISMO, with newly redesigned turbochargers from the latest GT3 series GT-R race car. This results in a 20% increase in pedal-down acceleration reaction time and 600 horsepower.

Optional on the Track Edition are special Brembo carbon ceramic rotors and calipers. Made of carbon and silica carbide, the rotors (410 mm front and 390 mm rear) are nearly as hard as diamonds. Paired with the performance brake pads, they generate more friction, which translates into better feel and control in all types of braking situations.

“With the 2020 GT-R, we kept to the car’s concept – pursuing ultimate driving pleasure,” said Tamura. “Once you take hold of the steering wheel, you will immediately know that no other car in the world delivers as much satisfaction to the driver, both physically and spiritually.”

 

2020 GT-R specifications (U.S. spec)

 

Premium

Track Edition

Engine

VR38DETT, V6 Twin-Turbo charged DOHC

Displacement

3.8L

Horsepower

565 hp

600 hp

Torque

467 lb-ft /3300-5800 rpm

481 lb-ft /3600-5600 rpm

Overall length

185.4 in. / 4710 mm

Overall width

74.6 in. / 1895 mm

Overall height

53.9 in. / 1370 mm

Wheelbase

109.4 in. / 2780 mm

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR IMAGES GO TO https://uk.nissannews.com/en-GB OR CONTACT:

 

Martin Bayntun
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Alex Wenyon

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01923 899 005

 

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 01:21 PM

Trying to summarise that I came up with the following... [but I may be totally wrong when the NMGB announcement goes to dealers!  Note the "interesting use of the terms "trim levels"; "edition"; and "models" - I think they need a proof reader!]

 

MY19 50th GT-R

Three “trim levels”: Premium; Track Edition; and NISMO.

Some “regions” have: Pure; Prestige; and Black “models”, plus 50th Anniversary “edition”.

The special edition (50th Anniversary) comes in three two-tone exterior color combinations: Bayside (Wangan) Blue complete with white racing stripes; Pearl White with red stripes; and Super Silver with white stripes.

Inside the 50th Anniversary Edition is a special gray interior color scheme, which gives the cabin a sense of luxury, reminiscent of the atmosphere of the night sky after the twilight hour (the color is also available on select other 2020 GT-R models! [my  exclamation mark]).

Additional 50th anniversary features include unique steering wheel and shift knob trim, special seat embossing, an Alcantara® headliner with unique stitching, Alcantara-wrapped sunvisors, and more “The Nissan GT-R has been the icon of our company’s driving performance for the past half century,” said Shinichiro Irie, program design director for the GT-R. “We were highly motivated to ensure that the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition stands out. While the exterior and interior changes may seem subtle at first glance, they’re still impactful, especially with the new paint schemes, keeping the car’s lines and overall presence modern and edgy.”

[The Upgraded Performance & Cabin paragraphs appear to apply to all models]

Revised MY19 Track Edition [This doesn’t mention 50th Anniversary features!]. For those inclined to take their GT-R to a race circuit, Nissan offers the revised and very potent 2020 Track Edition, which comes with an optional carbon fibre roof that sports a clean, tight weave made possible by a new construction process. The engine (for U.S. models [my underline]) is borrowed from the famed GT-R NISMO, with newly redesigned turbochargers from the latest GT3 series GT-R race car. This results in a 20% increase in pedal-down acceleration reaction time and 600 horsepower. Optional on the Track Edition are special Brembo carbon ceramic rotors and calipers. Made of carbon and silica carbide, the rotors (410 mm front and 390 mm rear) are nearly as hard as diamonds. Paired with the performance brake pads, they generate more friction, which translates into better feel and control in all types of braking situations.


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 02:38 PM

Just heard following information:

 

18 of 50th Anniversary GT-Rs allocated for sale in UK.

All in Bayside Blue with white stripe

Mechanical upgrades as previously detailed.

Price: £92,995 - First come first served.

 

The details released about the Track Edition ad the NISMO model will not be available until MY20

 

The base models will also not get the mechanical upgrades until MY20

 

(I'm awaiting documented confirmation of above)


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:23 PM

Thought some of you might be interested in the following picture of the 50th Anniversary Edition GT-R in its announced choice of colours. Of course that was before Nissan Europe decided they only wanted the Blue launch colour so if you want one of the other two you'd have to import it from Japan once they are delivered!

 

GT-R_50TH_web-678x381.jpg


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:28 PM

You are showing a ‘keen’ interest ... :lol:
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:57 PM

I find it odd that the Nismo engine is only available on the track edition in the US.
Wonder why this is?
My Stage 1 has been timed as faster than a 2017 Nismo over a standing mile and I didn’t launch it.
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 05:15 PM

As far as I can make out the complete range of MY20 cars was launched in the New York press release - but that did focus on the 50th Edition.
However, all the market areas can choose what to sell. Example: Nissan Europe decided it would only take 50 50ths in Blue. Then NMGB chose/got allocated 18 of those 50. And NMGB are not yet starting an ordering process for the MY20 non-50th variants (Pure, Recaro, Prestige, Track or Nismo) but that doesnt mean they wont become available in due course (e.g. when current stocks of new MY19s are significantly reduced).
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Posted 09 June 2019 - 06:03 PM

I’ve just had a leaflet from westway saying a my 19 prestige or recaro can be had for 76k so 17k less than a 50th.
A new colour with a stripe and some minor interior changes can only add 2 or 3k in value to it imo. So my guess is these will suffer heavier depreciation than the standard cars.
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Posted 13 June 2019 - 03:51 PM

Interesting. Westway website also includes Prestige models. Westover say they cannot obtain them from NMGB at that price, and Japan hadn't heard of this offer... Watch this space.
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