2016 Nissan GT-R 45th Anniversary Gold Edition

The 2016 Nissan GT-R for the United States has been announced. It carries over all of the significant under-the-skin upgrades introduced on the 2015 JDM model, while adding on a few additions, including a more powerful VR38DETT engine, new 20-inch wheels and a special 45th anniversary Gold Edition.

Based on the standard Premium variant, the special commemorative edition gets unique Silica Brass paintwork to match the colour offered on the 2001 R34 Skyline GT-R M-Spec. A gold VIN plate in the engine compartment and an interior plaque are also included. Less than 30 units will make its way to the US.

Both the GT-R Premium and Black Edition receive an updated 3.8 litre twin-turbo V6 engine, now with 550 hp instead of 545 hp in last year’s model. Torque stays the same at 630 Nm.

2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Also new on the Premium model are 20-spoke RAYS alloys wrapped in Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST CTT run-flat tyres (standard fit since 2014 in place of the older Bridgestone Potenza RE070R units), replacing the 10-spoke design used before. This isn’t the first time we’re seeing this design, of course, as it had been sold in Japan since 2013. The Black Edition continues on with its lightweight six-spoke forged wheels.

Unchanged for 2016 is the range-topping GT-R Nismo. The factory-tuned model soldiers on with the same uprated GT3-grade 600 hp and 652 Nm engine, along with specially tuned aerodynamics, chassis (with bespoke springs and Bilstein DampTronic dampers) and interior.

In the US of A, the 2016 Nissan GT-R is priced at US$101,770 (RM376,560 at current exchange rates) for the base Premium, on to US$149,990 (RM554,980) for the Nismo.