2022 Nissan GT-R debuts, axed from Australia next year

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2022 Nissan GT-R revealed with minor changes, two new variants, and the return of Midnight Purple. And it will be the last delivery before the model sees its ultimate end in Australia

Nissan has revealed the facelifted 2022 GT-R for the Japanese market. While this model is strictly specified for Nissan’s home market, the model has been confirmed to arrive down under. Local pricing and specifications are yet to be confirmed, though not much has changed in terms of visual styling and the mechanical package according to Nissan’s official press release.

Unfortunately due to pole side impact design rules, Nissan Australia has also confirmed it will no longer bring the model to our market after October 31 2021, brining an end to this current generation here.

The two variants shown today during a live stream event are T-Spec limited grades, sitting above the current GT-R Premium. Both GT-R Premium Edition T-spec and GT-R Track Edition Engineered by NISMO T-spec shown today will go on sale in Japan next month. Nissan says that the T-Spec name comes from “GT-R’s philosophy of leading and shaping the times and is inspired by the words trend and traction”.

Both come equipped with bronze Rays forged alloys, revised suspension tuning, carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon-fiber rear spoiler, exclusive engine cover, unique badges front and rear, and are available in exclusive colours Midnight Purple and Millenium Jade, which sees the Midnight Purple paint code return for yet another generation of GT-R. A total of 100 units of the limited-edition models are planned for sale in Japan.

Nissan added that there are changes to the suspension “that takes advantage of weight reductions below the springs. An expanded wheel-rim width has increased tire rigidity, enabling smooth and sensitive handling.”

There are also weight savings higher up, the GT-R Track Edition engineered by NISMO T-spec equipped with a carbon-fibre roof and trunk lid. GT-R Track Edition engineered by NISMO is a grade based on the standard model enhanced with NISMO technology.

Underneath the metal, the 3.8-litre V6 twin-turbo engine is untouched, producing 419kW at 6800rpm and 632Nm at 3300-5800rpm to all0four wheel via a six-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission. As earlier reported, Nissan did not detail a more powerful engine tune pushing 450kW (yet).

Alex Rae

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