The 2020 Nissan GT-R receives some slight tweaks to the tuning of its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that allows it to make more torque at lower RPMs. There's also a new 50th Anniversary Edition package offered for the entry-level Premium model, while all trims get a revised grille, new wheels and some new accent colors around the exterior. See the 2020 Nissan GT-R models for sale near you
While the GT-R is getting pretty old, it gets a pass due to the fact that when it launched back in 2008, it did so with cutting-edge technology that was years ahead of the competition. As a result, the GT-R can still keep up with most modern supercars thanks to its incredible performance characteristics, especially the grip offered by its AWD system. That said, it's starting to show its age and lacks the refinement of more modern competitors like the Porsche 911, the Audi R8 and the Acura NSX.
GT-R buyers looking for the best of the best will no doubt flock toward an example in top-of-the-line NISMO spec, while those on a tighter budget, but still wanting a GT-R for track use will, big surprise, probably find a lot to like about the Track Edition. That said, at around $115,000, the basic Premium model likely offers the best overall value out of the bunch, and is still a worthy competitor to supercars costing up to twice as much. Find a Nissan GT-R for sale
The 2020 Nissan GT-R is offered in three main trims: Premium, Track and NISMO. There's also a special 50th Anniversary edition added to the lineup for this year that builds off of the basic Premium model.
The Premium ($115,235) comes with an 11-speaker Bose audio system with active noise cancellation and a titanium exhaust with sound control, along with 20-in Rays alloy wheels, LED headlights and a multifunction display that details a range of performance data, including G-forces, shifting patterns and lap times. Notable convenience features include cruise control, leather and suede upholstery, an 8.0-in touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, navigation, and Apple CarPlay, a Napa leather-wrapped dashboard, keyless entry with push-button start, a rearview monitor, and heated and power-adjustable front seats.
The Premium is the only GT-R to offer any option packages. An all-weather package is available at no cost and comes with a unique coolant mixture and all-season run-flat tires, while a premium interior package adds higher-end leather finishings for $4,280.
The 50th Anniversary package adds $9,500 onto the cost of a basic Premium model. Exterior color options for the 50th Anniversary consist of either blue, silver, or white. Unique wheels, "50th Anniversary" badging, unique interior trim and upholstery, and an Alcantara headliner round out the package.
The Track Edition ($147,235) includes a NISMO-tuned suspension and powertrain, a carbon fiber roof, 20-in NISMO wheels, a carbon-fiber spoiler and a unique red and black interior treatment with Recaro sport seats. Carbon ceramic brake rotors and calipers are offered as a $15,000 option.
The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO ($212,435) comes standard with those carbon ceramic brakes while adding to the equation carbon fiber body components, and a new turbocharger design that's shared with the GT-R NISMO GT3 race car. The NISMO also comes with a unique rear wing and more dramatic styling elements.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2020 Chevrolet Corvette -- With a starting price of almost half of what you'll pay for the cheapest GT-R, the all-new mid-engined C8 Corvette looks to be the performance car bargain to beat. While the recently-introduced base model makes use of a pushrod V8 making 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, good for a claimed 0-to-60 mph time of less than 3.0 seconds. Expect Z06, ZR1 and hybridized versions coming down the line to offer even greater performance, all for significantly less than what you'd pay for a new GT-R.
2019 Acura NSX -- The reincarnated NSX doesn't get the love and attention it deserves. Both the GT-R and the NSX are reincarnations of beloved 1990s Japanese sports cars and offer potent V6 engines and AWD. That said, the NSX features a mid-mounted engine paired with hybrid components, and is a bit newer, having launched back in 2016. Altogether, it's one of the most daily-drivable supercars of all time.
2019 Porsche 911 -- The iconic 911 is priced similarly to the GT-R, but is more modern and is arguably also the more desirable product with regard to heritage and collectability. That said, in lower trim levels, the GT-R is arguably a better value than the 911.
2020 Audi R8 -- Priced similarly to the GT-R, the Audi R8 is built on the same platform as the Lamborghini Huracan. While the GT-R uses a twin-turbo V6, the R8 makes use of a mid-mounted V10. While looks are subjective, we can't help but feel that the more modern R8 -- which was all-new for 2016 -- is the more compelling vehicle based on its attractive design alone.