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2022 Nissan GT-R revealed in Japan with two new editions

Published Sep 14, 2021


YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - The current-generation Nissan GT-R has been around for the good part of 14-years, and even if recent rumours are to be believed, Godzilla fans will need to wait at least another year to see a redesigned model hit the streets.

While it might be aging, Nissan is still introducing minor upgrades on a yearly basis and that brings us to the 2022 model year Nissan GT-R that was revealed in Japan on Tuesday. Bear in mind that what we see here is the Japanese spec version, so global models could differ to some degree.

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Nissan hasn’t tinkered under the bonnet at this late stage of the GT-R’s life cycle, meaning that MY2022 models ship with the familiar 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6, pushing 408kW and driving all four wheels through a dual-clutch transmission.

The 2022 Nissan GT-R does however gain new cosmetics and chassis upgrades through the introduction of two T-spec limited edition models in the form of the Premium Edition and Track Edition by Nismo.

Both T-spec editions gain exclusive carbon ceramic brakes as well as a carbon fibre rear spoiler, widened fenders, bespoke engine cover and unique badging. Buyers can also opt for two new body colours: Midnight Purple and Millenium Jade. The latter is a modernised version of the iconic colour used on previous GT-R generations and it was inspired by the colour shifting of the aurora borealis.

The Nissan GT-R Premium Edition T-spec also boasts a more exclusive interior design as well as Rays alloy wheels in bronze and chassis mods that are said to enable “smooth and sensitive” handling.

The GT-R Track Edition engineered by Nismo is a more hardcore option and it’s set apart by an exclusive carbon-fibre roof and boot lid.

The current-generation Nissan GT-R is still listed as being on sale in South Africa, with a starting price of R2 501 900. There’s no word at this stage on when or whether the 2022 model will be heading our way.

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