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2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo: Sharp as ever, but showing its age

The latest GT-R gets a few upgrades to make it easier to live with than before.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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The Nismo gets a few big updates for 2020, including new vents on the fenders to better extract heat from the brakes.

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It's Godzilla! Say hello to the 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo.

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Speaking of brakes, the Nismo gets Brembo, carbon-ceramic stoppers, which are a huge improvement. 

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The Nismo uses the same twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V6 as other GT-Rs, with the power turned up to 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque.

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A six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission handles shifting duties, and the GT-R has all-wheel drive.

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The Nismo gets a new, titanium exhaust for 2020.

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Inside, the NissanConnect infotainment system handles multimedia duties.

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Much of the GT-R's body is made from carbon fiber, including the hood, side sills, trunk and spoiler.

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The Nismo isn't cheap. At more than $210,000, it's nearly $100,000 more expensive than the base GT-R.

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