Nissan's New GT-R Nismo Revealed, Launches October 2021

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having owned a gtr for a year. I have to say it's the most overrated car on the market. For the price you have so many better options. The gtr had it's time. Even a mustang gt is more exciting. Can you imagine what you can get for 200k lol. A proper supercar with proper interior and good performance, not a nissan.
 

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having owned a gtr for a year. I have to say it's the most overrated car on the market. For the price you have so many better options. The gtr had it's time. Even a mustang gt is more exciting. Can you imagine what you can get for 200k lol. A proper supercar with proper interior and good performance, not a nissan.
So... why did you buy one exactly?
 
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Reminds me of that Top Gear news segment about the Evo IX... "What they did was cross over VIII, and write on IX."

Where's this?

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R35 GT-R is a bit outdated at this point, but the car has its market: it is somewhat cheap for the performance it offers and the tuning possibilities seem to be near endless, making it a good choice for a build car

I, however, completely don't understand the reasoning to buy a Nismo GT-R: it barely has more power compared to the standard version, it is not exceptionally lighter either (for what pretty much is a road-spec track car of sorts). Sure, it has aero and it might handle a bit sharper, but that alone doesn't justify the price that is nearly twice as much as the standard model. Considering how many aftermarket tuning options there are for GT-Rs, you could probably build up a stock GT-R to similar specs and save up a whole bunch of money

The only reason I see to buy a Nismo is for investment/collecting purposes, and even then there are better alternatives probably. I'm surprised they even sell enough for Nissan to bother to make an updated version
 
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R31, R32, R33, and R34 happened within 15 years. R35 is fast approaching 15 years of being current. Meh.
Granted the R31-R34 span was during the time when Nissan had a burning need to be dominant in Japanese motorsports and two strong rivals in the form of Honda and Toyota leaning very hard on them. Nowadays the GT-R's existence seems purely a "because we can" sort of thing, and Nissan probably doesn't see any urgency to drastically change something that's still making them money.
 

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The new 400Z or Nissan Z is a much more interesting and better looking car than this "not-so-interesting-and-not-so-good looking-car". I wonder how the Nissan Z Nismo is going to look like.
 
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Save money and find one of the early Spec-V editions with those wonderful special wheels and stripped out rear seats. 90% of the performance and probably a little bit more special.
 
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Reminds me of that Top Gear news segment about the Evo IX... "What they did was cross over VIII, and write on IX."

Where's this?

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Well, the GT-R50 is pretty close.

VXR
Save money and find one of the early Spec-V editions with those wonderful special wheels and stripped out rear seats. 90% of the performance and probably a little bit more special.
The only problem is that the Spec-V was not sold where I live and it'll be a few years before they're fair game for importing.

Also, the color reminds me of the color of my mom's Subaru Crosstrek (I think the Subaru color is called Cool Gray; still a cool color though).
 

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I will just leave this here because Rory sum's it best...


Plus that new colour is awful, why could they not make it the 400Z yellowy tinge!
 
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Honestly making the same car for 13 years sounds a lot less weird when you remember how long the RX-7/Supra/NSX stuck around for, but considering that those cars were all obsolete by the time they left, I would say that this is definitely pushing it.


Looks exactly the same and they're seriously touting this as a new design??
Don't see them claiming it to be a new design, only a new model year.
 

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This design is 15-20 years old at this point. I'll give Nissan some props for somehow managing to keep this car from aging so poorly for something that's spent a decade on the market.
 
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Maybe Nissan are trying to beat Porsche's 27 years of the 911 looking the same, from 1967-1994. I dunno.