The Nissan R35 GT-R is now a bit of an oldie in the supercar market with the first example of the generation emerging back in 2008. Following its refresh in 2017, the all-wheel driven Japanese sledgehammer has soldiered on. And now, for its 2020 update, it doesn’t seem content with slowing down even a touch.
The VR38DETT 3.8-litre V6 engine remains familiar but improved with a pair of new turbochargers to produce a more responsive character, especially at low revs where the forced induction system is at its weakest point. However, power remains level at 419kW.
Paired to that is the rear-mounted dual-clutch transmission. Here, Nissan have tweaked its calibration and mapping to extract an average 0.15 second quicker gearshift in the track-friendly R mode. Elsewhere a reconfiguring of its exhaust manifold offers better service access perks and the titanium tips adds bling and a touch more resonance.
Now that the GT-R has officially embraced its grand touring persona, the electronically controlled magnetic suspension system has seen a new set of revisions following their introduction, this time promising an even more refined ride and higher degrees of comfort, even up to its 300km/h top speed.
For enthusiasts of the Skyline GT-R, particularly the R34, Nissan will be introducing the rather familiar Bayside Blue as a new exterior paint option for the 2020 R35 alongside a set of new 20-inch 20-spoke alloy wheels and a serious-toned grey leather interior option as well.