2020 Nissan GT-R

MSRP $113,540 - $145,540

Ranked #8 in Midsize Coupe

2020 Nissan GT-R Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 6, 2021

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The 2020 Nissan GT R is offered with a lineup of three trims that is priced between $145,540 and goes all the way up to $210,740. This model year is a carry-over from the previous make and sees only a couple of exterior modifications. It comes equipped with a 3.8L twin-turbocharged V6 engine. And puts out a best-in-class performance with a 0-60 record of 2.9 seconds only. It further offers a decent fuel economy, significantly better than its competitors, and hence gets an edge over them. It faces rivalry from the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the 2020 Ford Shelby GT 350.

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Pros

Superb acceleration

Extremely agile and grippy handling

Snappy dual-clutch shifts

Upscale interior

Cons

Not as luxurious as some rivals

Poor fuel economy

All trims get a price hike every year

What's New?

No major changes for 2020


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$113540

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

232 cu.in.

horsepower

565 hp @ 6800 rpm

torque

467 ft-lb. @ 3300 rpm

transmission

6 speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15.3/15 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

109.4 in.

length

185.4 in.

width

74.6 in.

height

53.9 in.

curb weight

3933 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

79 cu ft.

cargo volume

8.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

16660 lbs.

payload capacity

794 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

2.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/18/22 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Premium$113,540 onwards

50th Anniversary$123,040 onwards

Track Edition$145,540 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Nissan GT-R in Gun Metallic color
Gun Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

3.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

6.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


Under the hood of the 2020 Nissan GT R, you get a 3.8-liter turbocharged V6 powertrain that puts out over 500 horsepower to all wheels. A six-speed transmission is mated to the engine which, combined with a limited-slip differential, assist to optimize the use of all the car's power. With a lateral grip of more than 1.0 G around corners, the Godzilla sticks to the tarmac with immense grip. Many technological gizmos like an adjustable suspension further enhance the exhilarating experience, letting even novice drivers get the most fun out on the track.

Even though it offers surreal performance, its ever-increasing price tag makes its competition tougher each year. Sure, the Godzilla could take on any supercar back in the day, yet its superiority is questioned with all the new players coming into the game and the old dogs that keep getting new tricks. This year, automobiles like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the Ford Shelby GT350 have been overhauled in terms of performance, giving the GT-R a run for its money around the track.

2020 Nissan GT-R front view
2020 Nissan GT-R rear view

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

3.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2020 Nissan GT-R Features

"Relentless acceleration, expertly balanced chassis, terrific all-wheel-drive system." - Car and Driver

The 2020 Nissan GTR comes in three trim levels namely Pure, Premium and Track Edition. All of them share a common 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6 powertrain which is rated to produce 565 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive is standard. Starting price for the Pure trim is $99,900, the all-new Pure base trim has a slightly lower starting price than last year's entry-level edition. The Track edition comes with some additional bits like Recaro seats, Carbon fiber spoiler, and Nismo tuned suspension. And it is not just about performance expertise. A couple of enhancements around the interior and a Bose audio system make the Nissan GT-R easy to live with on a daily basis.

Trims

Pure

Premium

Track Edition

MSRP

$ 99,990

$110,540

$128,540

Features

3.8-liter DOHC 24-valve twin-turbocharged V6

Pure plus :

Premium Plus :

 

ATTESA E-TS All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with a patented independent rear-mounted transaxle

Active Sound Enhancement

NISMO-tuned suspension

 

20" Super-lightweight RAYS forged-alloy wheels

Titanium exhaust with Exhaust Sound Control

Carbon-fiber trunk lid

 

Nissan/Brembo braking system

Bose audio system

20" NISMO black super-lightweight RAYS forged-alloy wheels

 

3.8-liter DOHC 24-valve twin-turbocharged V6

Active Noise Cancellation

Black/Red interior treatment

 

ATTESA E-TS All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with a patented independent rear-mounted transaxle

 

NISMO-tuned suspension

Black/Red interior treatment

 

20" Super-lightweight RAYS forged-alloy wheels

 

Carbon-fiber trunk lid

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The GT-R Pure is the best bang for your buck. It comes well-equipped with performance-oriented components and a nicely appointed cabin, but it costs $10,500 less than the next step up.

2020 Nissan GT-R Engine and Performance

9.0/10

"At the heart of every GT-R is an extremely potent twin-turbo V6, plus a fast-shifting automated manual gearbox, a sport-tuned suspension, powerful Brembo brakes and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. All these elements come together to make the 2018 Nissan GT-R an extremely capable sports car." -Autotrader

Engine and Transmission of the 2020 Nissan GT R

The Supercar like performance at a fraction of the price comes from a humble twin-turbocharged 3.8 liter V6 which puts out 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque. An IHI turbocharger is integrated into the exhaust manifold for optimized flow and efficient cooling. Engine components are created from a variety of composite materials to make it as light as possible.

2020 Nissan GT-R Engine

The hand-built titanium exhaust ensures proper cooling from the massive engine output. The engine is mated to 6-speed dual-clutch transmission which helps in snappy gear shifts in just 0.15 seconds. A dry-sump lubrication system sprays oil directly onto the gears during cornering at high speed.

Models

2020 Nissan GT R

2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2020 Ford Shelby GT350

MSRP

$145,500

$62,995

$59,140

Engine

3.8L Twin-turbocharged V6

6.2L V8 Supercharged

5.2L V8 Voodoo Naturally aspirated

Transmission

6-speed A/T with paddle shifters

6-speed manual

6-speed M/T

Horsepower (hp @RPM)

600 hp @ 6800 RPM

650 hp @ 6400 RPM

526 hp @ 7500 RPM

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

481 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM

650 lb-ft @  3600 RPM

429 lb-ft @ 4750 RPM

Every other rival possesses a V8 powertrain and the GT-R is the only one with a v6 engine. The Corvette and Camaro produce the highest amount of horsepower but it doesn't reflect on the tarmac. The Nissan GT-R has the best power delivery while the Ford Shelby stands at last.

Acceleration of the 2020 Nissan GT R

The Nissan GTR is blindingly fast in a straight line, it can sprint to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. It covers the quarter-mile mark in 11 seconds, topping out at 196 mph. The terminator grade horsepower spins through a quick-acting all-wheel-drive setup which is exceptional.

Models

2020 Nissan GT R

2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2020 Ford Shelby GT350

0-60 MPH (sec)

2.9

3.5

5.4

Quarter mile (sec)

11.5

11.4

12.2

Engine

3.8L Twin-turbocharged V6

6.2L V8 Supercharged

5.2L Voodoo V8

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

8.2

9.4

9.1

Most of the rivals have higher displacement powertrain yet they are slower when compared to the GTR. The Corvette Z0 6 takes 3.3 seconds followed by Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Shelby.

Ride and Handling of the 2020 Nissan GT R

Press the start button on central control and the 3.8-liter v 6 turbocharged powertrain burbles to life. Responsive, stable and poise ironically make up the handling attributes of this Godzilla. The mind-numbing horsepower is put down to wheel through an electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system that operates at 0/100 front-rear bias in normal conditions but can automatically switch to up to a 50/50 split as needed. The race-tuned Bilstein Damptronic suspension reads the road ahead and provides appropriate damping force for optimum control.

2020 Nissan GT-R Wheel

The steering is very precise and the car feels very confident in corners. Based on the midship platform which places the engine farther back in the chassis and the transmission is mounted in the rear with the transfer case for better handling. The all-wheel-drive system coupled with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) is helpful in harsh weather conditions when most supercars stay in the garage.

Braking of the 2020 Nissan GT R

Deceleration is as important as acceleration when we talk about supercars, so Nissan fitted the GTR with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear calipers. The lightweight and superbly rigid caliper are created from one piece of aluminum. Its sensitive and accurate pedal feel allows stopping the coupe quickly.

Models

2020 Nissan GT R

2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2020 Ford Shelby GT350

Front Brake (in)

15.35

15.2

15.5

Rear Brake (in)

15

14.8

14.9

Curb Weight (lbs)

3918

3907

3805

60-0 MPH (ft)

94

105

96

The Nissan GTR is the best when it comes to braking while the Ford Shelby despite lower curb weight tales 2 more feet. The Chevrolet Camaro takes the longest distance to come to a standstill, as much as 105 feet.

2020 Nissan GT-R Fuel Economy

3.0/10

"The EPA estimates that every 2020 GT-R will earn 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway." - Car and Driver

The 2020 Nissan GTR with its turbocharged powertrain is good enough to deliver 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. You don't expect good fuel economy out of a sports car but 18 mpg combined sounds awesome.

Models

2020 Nissan GT R

2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2020 Ford Shelby GT350

MPG (city)

16

14

14

MPG (highway) 22 20 21

MPG (combined)

18

16

16

Tank cap. (gal.)

19.5

19

16

The Nissan GT-R is the most fuel-efficient because of the smaller powertrain. The 2020 Ford Shelby GT350 and the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 have a combined reading of 16 MPG each.

2020 Nissan GT-R Interior

7.0/10

"Those seats, though, are my biggest pain. Literally. For the life of me, I couldn't get comfortable in these contraptions, which Nissan claims to have redesigned to provide more comfort. Instead I felt like I was sitting up against a softball." -Cars.com

Seating and Comfort of the 2020 Nissan GT R

The cabin of the 2020 Nissan GT-R is functional like its exterior, but it is beginning to show its age when compared to modern rivals. It can seat four people but the rear seats are much suited for kids or short individuals. The hand-stitched semi-aniline leather seats are comfortable all day long with ample amount bolstering. The legroom is good enough and getting in and out of the car is effortless.

2020 Nissan GT-R Seating

On the technological front, the GT-R comes with a standard analog gauge and an 8.0-inch infotainment screen. The instrument cluster and multifunctional display are designed with polyphony digital, the developers for PlayStation GT games. It monitors everything from longitudinal and lateral G-Force, engine coolant temperature, boosts pressure, steering angle, and whatnot. Nissan GT-R has always been depicted as high tech wizardry thing much like a video game.

Models

2020 Nissan GT R

2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2020 Ford Shelby GT350

Passenger Capacity

4

4

4

Front row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.1/54.3/44.6

38.5/-/43.9

37.6/56.3/44.5

Rear row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 33.5/50.0/26.4 33.5/50.3/29.9 34.8/52.2/30.6

The rear seats are small, but still, Nissan takes credit for being a 4-seater car in this segment like the Chevrolet Camaro and Shelby GT 350. The Nissan GTR and Chevrolet Camaro have the most spacious front seats while the Ford comes after them.

Infotainment of the 2020 Nissan GT R

The GT-R comes standard with the NissanConnect infotainment system that seamlessly links to your smartphone and with its wide 8-inch screen, the menu is familiar looking and easy to use. The kind of detail that is visible on the new screen in terms of performance is sure to satisfy every sports car nerd's dream. The GT-R also comes with an 11-speaker Bose audio system that features active noise cancellation.

2020 Nissan GT-R Infotainment Display

The standard infotainment system consists of:

  • NissanConnect infotainment system
  • 8-inch screen
  • USB connectivity
  • Bluetooth
  • HD Radio
  • Eleven speakers Bose audio system
  • Navigation
  • Satellite radio

Cargo Capacity of the 2020 Nissan GT R

Being a supercar there is not much space to store your belongings, still, the GT-R comes with 8.8 cubic feet of space. The rear seats also open up and act as a cupboard for small items. You can carry a decent amount of luggage with the GTR and the trunk is pretty deep.

Models

2020 Nissan GT R

2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2020 Ford Shelby GT350

Maximum interior cargo volume (cu.ft.)

8.8

9.1

13.5

Up against its competition, the 2020 Nissan GT R offers modest cargo space, measuring just 8.8 cubic feet. The largest offering in class is by the 2020 Ford Shelby GT350, it delivers 13.5 cubic feet of space. The Chevy Camaro ranks in between with an offering of 9.1 cubic feet.

2020 Nissan GT-R Exterior

7.0/10

"The 2020 Nissan GT-R gets a minor styling update, but it's still distinctively Japanese and almost restrained for the exotic car it is." -The Car Connection

Dimension and Weight of the 2020 Nissan GT R

The design is always subjective and the 2020 Nissan GTR mixes form with function in a great manner. Rigorous tuning in the wind tunnel has incredibly reduced the drag coefficient to 0.26 CD which is equal to a mid-engine supercar. The grille is new and offers additional cooling to the engine with a 30 percent stiffer hood to avoid wind deflection at higher speeds.

2020 Nissan GT-R Side View

Gigantic front-fender vents and chin spoiler helps to keep a check on downforce. The GTR doesn't have that look-at-me attitude of an Italian machine, rather it has odd angles, rounded contours, and crisp edges for aerodynamic efficiency. The delicate C pillar diminishes into a vertical fence on the rear fender which is inspired by NISMO GT-R. The rear diffuser is also updated for optimum aero performance. The iconic twin taillights are synonymous with Nissan GTR.

Models

2020 Nissan GT R

2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2020 Ford Shelby GT350

Curb weight (lbs)

3918

3883

3760

Length (in)

185.4

190.2

189.6

Width (in)

74.6

75

75.9

Height (in)

53.9

52.9

54.2

Wheelbase (in)

109

110.7

107.1

Track width (in) F/R

62.6/63

63.4/62

N/A

By far the heaviest machine amongst its peers, the Nissan GT-R leads the way in terms of curb weight, at a bulky 3918 lbs. The Coupe also offers a decent wheelbase length (109.4 inches) and remains amongst the tallest car in its class at 53.9 inches.

Exterior Features of the 2020 Nissan GT R

  • Wheels: 20" RAYS Forged Aluminum
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Rocker Panel Extensions
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Aluminum Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps
  • LED Brakelights

2020 Nissan GT-R Safety

8.0/10

"You won't find any of Nissan's driver-assistance features here, but to be fair, those types of electronics aren't commonplace in most of the GT-R's rivals, either." - Car and Driver

Safety rating of the 2020 Nissan GT R

It seems that the Nissan GT-R is still waiting to go through the crash tests conducted by the NHTSA and the IIHS. As the ratings are not available, we can't tell how well the GT-R protects its passengers. It is believed that due to the limited production numbers, the NHTSA and the IIHS didn't perform the crash tests. However, the standard features like all-wheel drive and a rearview camera make it a safe ride. Nissan GT-R's stability control system comes with different modes that maintain street traction.

Safety Features of the 2020 Nissan GT R

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Emergency Sos
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • RearView Monitor Back-Up Camera

2020 Nissan GT-R Competition

6.0/10

2020 Nissan GT-R vs. 2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The 2020 Camaro ZL 1 is powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine, which puts out 650 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. For pure performance, the Nissan GTR is the hands-down winner. The Nissan GT-R stays ahead of Camaro on a track any day. Like the GT-R the rear seats in the Camaro are impractical and are only suited for little ones. The Nissan GT-R is a clear winner in terms of overall performance.

2020 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2020 Nissan GT-R vs. 2020 Ford Shelby GT350 Coupe

The 2020 Ford Shelby GT 350 coupe is powered by a 5.2 liter 8-cylinder engine which puts out 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The Mustang is roomier than the Nissan GTR and comes with a larger trunk and a more usable back seat. It is easier to live with as well, with better visibility and a pleasant usable interior. However, the Ford Shelby GT 350 isn't as sharp as GT-R. Nissan is a clear winner when it comes to overall performance. Priced at around $60,000 the GT 350 takes the crown in terms of value.

2020 Ford Shelby GT350

 

2020 Nissan GT-R Final Verdict

The Nissan GT-R is no longer a scalding supercar bargain like it used to be but the performance levels are impressive. It has created a sensation since its debut because of its value. Proving a perfect daily driver, the GT-R has slowly earned a good slot among the prominent performance cars. However, its competition is slowly increasing, both in number and in magnitude. It remains to be seen if the GT-R will still hold its place strongly a few years down the line.

2020 Nissan GT R

 


2020 Nissan GT R FAQs

What are the engine specs of the 2020 Nissan GT R?

The 2020 Nissan GT R gets a 3.8-liter turbocharged V6 powertrain.

How fast is the 2020 Nissan GT R?

The 2020 Nissan GT R gets a top speed of 196 MPH

How is the 0-60 record of the  2020 Nissan GT R?

The 2020 Nissan GT R records the 0-60 MPH in just 2.9 Seconds

How is the gas mileage of the 2020 Nissan GT R?

The 2020 Nissan GT R returns gas mileage of 16/22/18 for city/highway/combined.

At what price is the 2020 Nissan GT R Nismo offered?

The 2020 Nissan GT R Nismo model is priced at $210,740

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