Nissan’s new flagship performance vehicle, the 2022 GT-R, will expand to five exciting grades from October, with the introduction of not one but two incredible special editions — the GT-R T-spec and GT-R NISMO SV.
The two special edition models will join, and sit atop, their respective GT-R ranges, with Nissan’s performance icon to now be offered in Premium, Premium Luxury, and T-spec editions, as well as NISMO and NISMO SV editions.
The expanded 2022 line-up also acts as a fitting farewell to a true performance icon, with the two special-edition GT-R models to be the last time the current-generation vehicle will be offered in Australia.
“The GT-R has earned its place at the pinnacle of performance around the world, acting as a true automotive icon for more than 50 years,” says Nissan Australia Managing Director, Adam Paterson.
“This isn’t the end of the GT-R story in Australia, but it will mark the closure of this chapter for this generation vehicle. And there is surely no more fitting a send-off for this performance hero than with an expanded range offering that includes not one but two thrilling special editions.”
The performance icon returns
The MY22 Nissan GT-R range begins with the GT-R Premium, which effortlessly combines the pulse-quickening performance of Nissan’s iconic twin-turbocharged engine with a host of performance and convenience features to create the ultimate everyday supercar.
The beating heart of the regular GT-R range is Nissan’s 24-valve 3.8-litre V6 engine, which produces an astonishing 419kW at 6800rpm and 632Nm at 3300rpm. That power is delivered to its tyres through a six-speed DCT automatic with three driver-selectable modes.
Standard performance equipment includes the Nissan Brembo braking system, with four-wheel disc brakes (390mm front, 380mm rear), utilising front and rear two-piece floating rotors with diamond-pattern internal ventilation.
The high-performance braking system is framed by 20-inch lightweight RAYS forged-alloy wheels (20×9.5 front, 20×10.5 rear), wrapped in Dunlop SP Sport Maxx high-performance tyres. A carbon-fibre engine chassis brace and carbon-composite front cross member deliver handling perfection.
At the rear, a blue titanium exhaust with sound control provides your driving soundtrack, while in the cabin, leather-accented seats (heated in the front), an 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation, a BOSE premium audio system with 11 speakers, including dual subwoofers, and an Intelligent Key with push-button ignition deliver the perfect combination of technology and comfort.
The GT-R Premium Luxury builds on the extensive equipment list of the Premium, adding fine hand-stitched semi-aniline leather-accented seats, with the same luxurious-feeling material featured on the steering wheel, gearshift, dashboard and door panels.
The new GT-R T-spec exclusive edition joins the range for 2022, which further increases the performance equipment, significantly closing the gap between the regular GT-R and the NISMO versions.
Its performance-ready equipment list includes Brembo carbon ceramic rotors, now 410mm front and 390mm rear, for superior stopping power, while the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx high-performance tyres wrap model-exclusive forged gold alloy wheels.
The rear is now fitted with a carbon-fibre spoiler for lightweight aerodynamics, while in the cabin, the steering wheel, shift lever, seat trim and dashboard decoration are finished in a model-exclusive dark green colour and are joined by the quilt-stitched Alcantara roof lining, suede A-pillar finishers and model-exclusive kick plate finishers.
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