Nissan pulled back the cover of the 2024 GT-R at the Tokyo Auto Salon with new (old) paint options, revised aerodynamics, and other minor improvements for the R35 generation that have remained largely unchanged over its 16-year lifespan. The 2024 version of Godzilla will come in Premium, T-spec, and NISMO trims
The visual changes are slight. The easiest way to spot the updated GT-R will be the LED daytime running lights mounted in the lower part of the grille, which now appears to feature a mesh-like appliqué. The entire lower bumper area’s been redesigned with a new grille insert that is thinner and reshaped in the name of better cooling and reduced drag. Nissan said these changes don’t modify the GT-R’s 0.26 coefficient of drag.
What hasn’t changed again is the VR38DETT engine under the hood, which displaces 3.8 liters in a twin-turbo V6 configuration and generates up to 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque in GT-R Nismo and JDM-only Nismo Special edition guise, with the Nismo Special claiming to use high-precision weight-balanced piston rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, and other engine parts. Power is sent to an all-wheel-drive system via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Inside the GT-R lineup carries on with an 8.0-inch touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Recaro bucket seats feature leather with suede inserts, and the steering wheel’s wrapped in Alcantara.
Nissan is planning to ship the newest Godzilla cars to dealerships in the spring, though if you are after the more focused Nismo, you will have to wait until the summer. Nissan has confirmed that it’s working on a successor to the GT-R and is exploring different levels of electrification. Nissan is taking its time to get it right, because it wants the GT-R to continue its mission as a giant killer, and the refresh means the current generation will probably soldier on for a few more years.