2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO – White – (KSR18048W):
The original Nissan GT-R, perhaps one of the most rule-breaking and style-altering sports cars of all-time, was launched back in 2007. It was the successor to the Skyline GT-R, and its striking appearance certainly caught the eye of many enthusiasts.
It was fitted with a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine capable of producing 480 horsepower. Subsequently, the GT-R was four-wheel-drive, and thus allowed for far greater manoeuvrability and control. It wasn’t just a good-looking sports car. It was also a well-oiled, refined and reliable performance-based machine.
In April 2021, Nissan unveiled their new, built-to-order, limited edition Nissan GT-R Nismo. It was limited to just 300 models, and is offered with an exclusive Nismo Stealth Grey paint, which isn’t of course mandatory. The Nismo GT-R features a completely individualistic clear-coated carbon-fibre hood, along with special red-accented 20-inch aluminium forged wheels. These match the bold red accents across the bodywork.
Additionally, the Nismo uses brand new high-precision weight-balanced parts. Piston rings, connecting rods, the flywheel, crank pulley and the valve springs are all reworked and polished with lighter tolerances, to deliver a more responsive result, together with sharper revs and faster acceleration.
If all the aforementioned exclusivity wasn’t enough, each engine is handcrafted by its very own Takumi technician, and the Takumi certification plate on the engine is in a limited red colour. A Takumi is the term used to describe a specialised craftsmen in Japan whose ability is unrivalled in their field of expertise. They have been dubbed as ‘the guardians of artisan philosophy.’
The staggering ice-white model really captures the essence and exclusivity of the Nismo. Its bold red accents and striking shape are refined to the millimetre, with every precise detail perfectly measured. The GT-R truly is one of the greatest sports cars of all-time, and the Nismo is that same great sports car, just better.