Bob Laishley Discusses the Nissan NISMO GT-R
The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO made its world debut, with race car-inspired upgrades and tuning improvements that maximize its exhilarating performance.
The model was showcased alongside the new 50th Anniversary Edition as Nissan celebrated 50 years of GT-R heritage at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.
For the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, Nissan engineers set out to take race-proven technology and make it accessible and comfortable for drivers of all skill levels.
Vehicle control and predictability were critical in achieving this; thus, they adopted the theme "absolute street and track performance" when developing the car.
Setting the most potent and exclusive of all GT-Rs apart from the rest of the pack is the amount of carbon fiber found throughout the car, including the front and rear bumpers, front fenders, hood, roof, side sill covers, trunk and rear spoiler.
Each component has been improved to cut weight, increase downforce and enhance aerodynamics.
These exterior parts alone have resulted in a total weight savings of 23 pounds (10.5 kilograms), in addition to nearly 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of reductions from other upgrades and new components.