The magnificent Nissan GT-R is one of the best sports cars you can buy for the money. Sure, $113,540 isn't exactly chump change, but the performance figures are astounding. It will launce to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds from its twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 that delivers 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft. of torque. We've driven the GT-R around the track, and it is truly magnificent. But you can't be at the top of the heap forever. 

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The GT-R has to keep up with competitors like the Corvette Z06 ($103,500) which does 0-60 in 2.6 seconds. Nissan just redid the 2024 GT-R, and it looks like it could be even more competitive. while it might not look all that different from the 2023 model, the new GT-R receives a number of styling, aerodynamic, and performance enhancements. Let's take a closer look.

The New Look is Purpose-Driven

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One look at the new GT-R and you'd think it was pretty much the same, but it totally loses the V-motion grille that it's had for the past six years. The new front fascia now sports a wide grille that's inspired by the R34 (Japan only) Skyline GT-R, and that's a very cool nod to the original Godzilla. The entire front bumper has been reshaped to give the GT-R a wider look.

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Note the back end of the car that's now a tad more curvaceous while still showing off the quad circular taillights that we love so much. Those taillights now have a new lens although the look doesn't change drastically. The rear of the GT-R looks even more aggressive than before, but it loses the extreme vertical plane of the outgoing car. You really have to take a close look to notice, but the overall change makes the car look more cohesive.

Aero and Power

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The vents, intakes, rear wing, and diffuser are more aggressive than before and provide the car with additional downforce which make it hunker down even more in performance situations. The Nismo model gets a new swan neck-style spoiler, as well as a limited-slip front differential and a carbon fiber appearance package.

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Two trim levels (Premium and the new T-Spec) make 565 horsepower while the new Nismo will churn out a whopping 600 horsepower. The engine is mated to a rapid-fire six-speed dual-clutch transmission and Nissan's ATTESA electronic torque-split all-wheel-drive system. The car also gets a high-end and super-light titanium exhaust system with the tips pre-blued.

The T-Spec returns after a short absence. It provides wider front fenders and carbon-ceramic brake rotors pulled from the Nismo, as well as Rays 20-inch forged gold-colored wheels shod with super sticky Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 tires. The T-Spec will be a limited production trim (the 2021 T-Spec had only 100 units globally).