Updated Nissan GT-R Teased for New York Show Debut
Changes in store for Godzilla.
Next week, it won't be King Kong terrorizing New York but Godzilla. This new teaser image from Nissan reveals that the Japanese automaker plans to show an updated version of the Nissan GT-R on Wednesday at the New York auto show.
There are myriad rumors about the future of the Nissan GT-R, but based on this teaser photo, we think the New York-bound car is an updated version of the current, R35-generation GT-R. It appears to have the same quad-circle taillights, squat rear end, and wing as the 2016 model. And reports suggest the next-gen GT-R might not arrive until 2020.
However, that doesn't mean there won't be changes in store for the new Nissan GT-R. The company has made a habit of updating its supercar nearly every year, whether by adding more power to the twin-turbo V-6 engine, improving the suspension and braking, or improving refinement and comfort. The last horsepower bump came when the 600-hp Nismo was introduced for the 2015 model year, so we're optimistic that there's some extra motivation in store for this year's GT-R. The standard GT-R is rated for 545 hp and 463 lb-ft of torque.
Either way, the GT-R continues to be an awesome halo model for Nissan, providing near-supercar performance that attracts enthusiasts to the brand. Check back on Wednesday, March 23, to see what Nissan has in store to update the ferocious car.