07/12/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/12/2019 08:36
The biggest evolution for the 2020 GT-R Nismo might be the extensive application of carbon fibre. Most components are lighter than the current model. This includes the front and rear bumpers, front fenders (4.5 kg lighter), hood (2 kg lighter), roof (4 kg lighter), side sill covers, trunk and rear spoiler. Following the theme of kaizen, each component has been improved to reduce weight, increase downforce and enhance aerodynamics. Combined, these exterior parts alone have resulted in a total weight saving of 10.5 kg, joining the nearly 20-kg reduction through upgrades and new components.
Nissan has collaborated with Italian brake manufacturer Brembo to create an all-new brake package for the 2020 GT-R NISMO. Special large callipers are paired with carbon ceramic rotors, the biggest ever fitted to a Japanese performance car at 410 mm (16.1 inches) at the front and 390 mm (15.3 inches) at the rear.