nissan gt-r godzilla, alive and kicking for the 2023 model year

Image: Nissan

nissan gt-r godzilla, alive and kicking for the 2023 model year

Image: Nissan

nissan gt-r godzilla, alive and kicking for the 2023 model year

Image: Nissan

nissan gt-r godzilla, alive and kicking for the 2023 model year

Image: Nissan

Just when the automotive world had assumed that the 15 year old Nissan GT-R would finally be put to rest, the iconic Godzilla made a miraculous return! This is the 2023 model year Nissan coupe and it lives to fight another day – for now at least.

To the dismay of the automotive community at large, the Nissan GT-R skipped the 2022 model year and was rumoured to be put to rest but Nissan has ended the speculation in the best way possible by announcing the GT-R for 2023. Introduced in 2007, the R35 GT-R set a new benchmark for affordable performance vehicles and has garnered a reputation of humbling supercars with a price tag twice as large.

nissan gt-r godzilla, alive and kicking for the 2023 model year

Image: Nissan

The R35 Godzilla has always been an underdog and a rare breed in the car community. It may receive some flak for its build quality in comparison to its adversaries but the criticism ends on the topic of performance. Over the years, Nissan has continually tinkered with their halo car to improve it on and off the track and the 2023 model continues this trend.

The 2023 R35 GT-R is far from a brand-new model with its underpinnings dating back 15 years. On the outside, things look similar to the 2020-21 model years, however, the latest derivative of Godzilla will be available in two trim levels, Premium and Nismo. Both will receive the venerable 3,8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, an engine capable of generating 415 kW of power and 633 N.m of torque on the Premium level trim. If that is insufficient, buyers can opt for the Nismo model which pushes figures up to 447 kW and 652 N.m. The ATTESA ET-S all-wheel-drive system remains the same with the existing six-speed dual-clutch transmission delivering the power from the motor.

nissan gt-r godzilla, alive and kicking for the 2023 model year

Image: Nissan

On the base model, standard features include a titanium exhaust system, adjustable Bilstein dampers, 20-inch Rays wheels, Brembo brakes with 6-piston callipers at the front and 4-piston callipers at the rear, a Bose audio system and Nappa leather trim.

Upgrade to the Nismo trim level, and the derivative adds carbon-fibre body panels on the front and rear fascias, front fenders, hood, roof, side skirts and rear spoiler. A stiffer suspension setup, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, and a turbocharger matching the design used on the GT-R Nismo GT3 race car, which is the reason behind the bump in power.

nissan gt-r godzilla, alive and kicking for the 2023 model year

Image: Nissan

The Nissan GT-R has been the Japanese automaker’s halo car for 15 years, harnessing more power from the VR38DETT with each new iteration and the 2023 model year does exactly the same.

Keyword: Nissan GT-R Godzilla, alive and kicking for the 2023 model year

CAR'S NEWS RELATED

Analysis: Renault cedes power at Nissan for uncertain benefits

PARIS, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Renault and Nissan hailed a new deal announced on Monday as a major step in reviving their two decade alliance. But for the French car group the benefits of the revamp are for now unclear and potentially quite limited, three industry sources said. The ...

View more: Analysis: Renault cedes power at Nissan for uncertain benefits

Nissan to acquire stake in Renault’s Ampere

Nissan will acquire a stake in Ampere, the future independent electric car division of Renault Group. This is the result of an agreement between the two companies, which is still subject to the approval of the respective supervisory boards. The amount Nissan will invest in Ampere has not yet ...

View more: Nissan to acquire stake in Renault’s Ampere

VIEW Nissan, Renault agree to overhaul alliance, putting themselves on equal footing

Jan 30 (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) and Renault SA (RENA.PA) have agreed to a sweeping revamp of their two-decade-old automaking alliance that will put them on an equal footing and see the Japanese company invest in Renault's new electric business. COMMENTS JP MORGAN “We see today’s announcement ...

View more: VIEW Nissan, Renault agree to overhaul alliance, putting themselves on equal footing

Renault To Reduce Stake In Nissan From 43% To 15% As Part Of Rebalancing Act

Highlights This is part of Renault and Nissan's new rebalancing strategy. Renault will slash its 43.4% stake in Nissan to 15%, and the rest will be sold. Renault and Nissan are expected to sign the dotted lines soon. French carmaker Renault has announced that it will reduce its stake in ...

View more: Renault To Reduce Stake In Nissan From 43% To 15% As Part Of Rebalancing Act

From boom to bottom and now big change: Renault and Nissan reshape alliance

PARIS/TOKYO, Jan 30 (Reuters) – French carmaker Renault (RENA.PA) and its Japanese partner Nissan (7201.T) on Monday agreed to a sweeping reset of their two-decade alliance that will put them on equal footing. The partnership, which has grown to include junior member Mitsubishi Motors (7211.T), was founded in 1999 ...

View more: From boom to bottom and now big change: Renault and Nissan reshape alliance

Nissan, Renault reach agreement for Renault to lower stake to 15% -Nikkei

TOKYO, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) and Renault SA (RENA.PA) have reached an agreement to lower the French automaker's stake in the Japanese carmarker to 15% from 43%, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday. The two companies are set to release a statement later on ...

View more: Nissan, Renault reach agreement for Renault to lower stake to 15% -Nikkei

Only 1 Nissan Makes It Into the Top 10 Least Expensive Models to Maintain After 5 Years

How Nissan fares as a brand regarding 5-year maintenance costs Nissan’s only entry into the top 10 least expensive models to maintain 2023 Nissan Versa specs and features Well-maintained cars tend to be cheaper to own and much more reliable in the long run. That said, maintenance costs vary ...

View more: Only 1 Nissan Makes It Into the Top 10 Least Expensive Models to Maintain After 5 Years

4 Most Reliable Nissan Models

1. Nissan Rogue Select 2. Nissan Versa 3. Nissan Versa Note 4. Nissan Sentra High reliability ratings matter when car shopping. These ratings are associated with reduced risk of vehicle breakdowns, accidents, and costly repairs. If you’re looking for a new Nissan, here’s what RepairPal considers the four most ...

View more: 4 Most Reliable Nissan Models

“Nissan’s Sunderland plant would never have been built without Margaret Thatcher”

Nissan Touts Its Improved Relations With Dealers

Seven cars embracing the split headlight trend

Kawasaki KZ900, Nissan Stagea, Toyota Corona: The Dopest Cars I Found for Sale Online

Only 1 Electric Car Under $30,000 Is Recommended by Consumer Reports in 2023

Car companies are shifting focus to electric bakkies

Datsun 510 Sedan Is a Hot Collectible Today Nissan Almost Brought Back

Nissan concept to make jump from virtual to reality

Comparison: 2022 Nissan Rogue Taos vs 2022 Kia Sportage HEV

Nissan opens new innovative parts warehouse in Italy

The Nissan Z At Tokyo Auto Salon

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek

OTHER CAR NEWS

; Kênh kiến thức kỹ năng, phát triển bản thân, hướng nghiệp, blog nhân sự