Nissan GT-R, the latest Nismo version also sold out

Nissan GT-R, the latest Nismo version also sold out

Nissan GT-R

Although it has over a decade on its back, the Nissan GT-R remains among the most popular "super sports cars" of all time. This is demonstrated by the speed with which all 300 copies of the latest Nismo version were sold out, since their debut in April (at over 200,000 euros each). Three hundred cars don't seem like a lot, but they are if we look at how much rivals like Honda struggle with much more modern models. Especially since "Godzilla", as the car is affectionately called, incorporates technology dated 2009 or even earlier.

On this point it must be said that the latest Nismo version features various modifications to the mechanics in addition to the classic customizations aesthetic. Nissan has in fact revised critical parts such as the crankshaft, valves and pistons to increase their resistance in critical driving conditions (ie at full throttle). That said, there is still the inevitable 3.8-liter twin-turbo petrol V6 to move the car, the same one mounted on all the other versions since their debut.

According to the announcements of the parent company, almost all new customers have opted for the Special Edition which offers various extras such as the carbon bonnet. About half chose the Stealthy Gray color scheme, which gives the car an appearance similar to fighter jets. Everyone has made the Japanese company happy, which for over ten years has been collecting successes in series with this car. Not only in the real world but also in the virtual one, just remember the collaboration with Sony and the Gran Turismo series. As all fans know, the creator of the GT series had contributed to the design of the car which has since become, like the previous Skyline, a permanent presence in the game.

Looking ahead to the GT-R’s imminent future, it doesn't appear that Nissan is planning to retire it anytime soon. Recent rumors spoke of further updates and not a clean break with the past. Probably, Nissan intends to wait for sales to drop significantly before investing large budgets in a new model. And, at least for now, none of the customers seem to blame her.

Nissan Confirms The 2022 GT-R Nismo Is Already Sold Out

While the R35-generation Nissan GT-R is well over a decade sold, the automaker has had no trouble selling the 2022 GT-R Nismo.

Unveiled back in April, the latest GT-R Nismo will be available in standard and ‘Special Edition’ guises and production is capped at just 300 units. Nissan has now stopped accepting orders after three months with all examples accounted for.

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Nissan has confirmed that 99 per cent of customers opted for the GT-R Nismo Special Edition rather than the standard model, which adds a clear-coated carbon fiber hood and 20-inch Rays forged aluminum wheels finished in black with a red accent. Approximately half of the customers also opted for the new Nismo Stealthy Gray paint finish.

Powering the 2022 GT-R Nismo is a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6 pumping out 592 hp and 481 lb-ft (652 Nm) of torque. While those figures are no different than previous GT-R Nismo models, Nissan says the Special Edition variant includes bespoke piston rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, flywheel, crank pulley, and valve springs dialed in with tighter tolerances.

“The GT-R NISMO has always been an ongoing pursuit of ultimate driving pleasure,” chief product specialist of the GT-R, Hiroshi Tamura, said at the car’s launch. “We take a holistic approach, seeking precision performance through a meticulous balance of engine components and shaving weight, and incrementally evolving the GT-R’s appearance to deliver the ultimate balance of power, performance and excitement to our customers.”