Going Beyond Ultimate
Ultimate Nissan, ultimate GT-R, ultimate supercar. And yet, it will never be enough. For 2020, the GT-R has been refocused; lighter, more responsive, with enhanced aerodynamics. There may not be a word for beyond ultimate – but there is the 2020 GT-R NISMO®. []
An incredible amount of engineering, testing, and manufacturing know-how is required before a vehicle is allowed to wear the NISMO badge. It is truly a badge of honor.
While it is important, data will only tell you so much. A number alone won’t thrill, won’t give an unforgettable driving experience. It takes a special kind of genius – a uniquely human touch – to take science and turn it into a living, breathing, exhilarating machine.
Numbers speak – but it takes a special talent to know what they’re really saying. NISMO engineers are involved during the entire development process. They create that unique NISMO feel.
It takes a special skill set to create a NISMO. Engineers must be capable drivers and development drivers must be fluent in the language of engineering. They work together, raising the bar for excellence in both.
NISMO engineers ride along with development drivers – testing, gathering data, experiencing. Working together, the “NISMO-ness” is constantly unfolded. Repeat until Engineer and Driver are satisfied.
It takes a special blend of talent and ability to create the feel of a NISMO. Development drivers are the most dedicated, highest-trained and experienced of all Nissan test drivers. They only sign off on a NISMO product when it meets their exacting standards.
For 2020, GT-R NISMO features a new-design 20" RAYS® forged aluminum wheel. [] A reduction in weight allows the suspension to react more quickly to driver input or road conditions, while the open design enhances cooling of brake components. A perfect partner, an all-new tire was designed using supercomputer analysis. The result is a wider contact patch, greater cornering grip, and reduced rolling resistance. A win-win-win situation.
The Nissan GT-R NISMO’s suspension setup is tuned for stunning agility and handling finesse, without compromising refinement. The springs and custom-developed Bilstein® DampTronic® dampers in the front and rear suspension are specially tuned to deliver exceptional grip levels and progressive handling response at the limit.[]
To enhance the GT-R's already rigid platform, additional adhesive bonding was added to key spot welds for increased body shell rigidity.