Godzilla has raised its head again as Nissan announces an all-new range of GT-R models for 2024, spanning up to Nismo editions with just under a staggering 600 horsepower. Much to the disappointment of local fans of the Japanese race track monster new range will not be available Down Under after Nissan stopped exporting the GR-T to Australia this time last year.
After 31 years of selling in Australia, new regulations were introduced, officially known as “Australian Design Rule 85/00 – Pole Side Impact Performance” (or ADR 85), which the GT-R failed to meet, leading to Nissan dragging that Assortment from Australian dealers. However, if you have a garage abroad, you can still enjoy the 2024 Nissan GT-R series, which now includes no less than eight different specifications.
These include “Pure”, “Black”, “Premium”, “T-Spec” and “Premium T-spec” as well as “Track engineered by NismoT” and two Nismo editions. As for first impressions, the first thing you might notice is the redesigned front grille and bumper, which are more aggressively aerodynamic and lower to the ground, while the rear bumper gets the same lowered treatment.
All 2024 Nissan GT-R editions are powered by the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo VR38DETT engine that has delighted fans of the sports car for the last decade and a half, with the regular editions producing 562 hp while the Nismo -Editions 592 hp enjoy. The engine is mated to the rear-mounted six-speed dual-clutch transmission, which in turn is mated to the ATTESA ET-S all-wheel drive system that enables dynamic driving modes that control front-to-rear torque distribution.
Nissan describes the new range as the “most powerful GT-R ever” which should delight fans who have ever seen a GT-R on the track. While pricing is yet to be announced, current models start at US$115,435 (AU$165,054) for the Premium and US$212,635 (AU$304,036) for the Nismo.