The updated 2022 Nissan GT-R Nismo was first unveiled in April of this year. As the highest-performing variant of the GT-R, the GT-R Nismo sees a number of aesthetic and performance upgrades over the standard model. Unfortunately, if you’re in the market for a GT-R Nismo, well, you’re out of luck. Nissan has just announced that all 300 units of the GT-R Nismo for this year have been spoken for.
What makes the 2022 Nissan GT-R Nismo so special? Well, there are the obvious aero upgrades over the standard GT-R, but for the 2022 model year, the Japanese automaker unveiled a GT-R Nismo Special Edition. This model sets itself apart from the standard GT-R Nismo with its clear-coated carbon fiber hood. Nissan says the exposed carbon fiber hood sheds 100 grams from the standard GT-R Nismo. The Special Edition model also gets exclusive 20-inch Rays aluminum forged wheels with red accents that match the existing red accents around the body.
Out of the 300 units that were completely sold out, 99 percent opted for the Special Edition variant. Regardless of which variant buyers choose, both can be adorned with the new Nismo Stealth Gray as shown in these photos.
Just like the previous Nissan GT-R Nismo, the large Brembo calipers and carbon ceramic rotors are the biggest ever fitted to a Japanese performance car, at 410 mm in the front and 390 mm at the rear.
The engine remains unchanged from the previous GT-R Nismo as well. It’s still powered by Nissan’s VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine with GT3 racecar-supplied turbochargers. Power is rated at 592 hp and 652 Nm of torque, with 0-100 kph happening in just 2.5 seconds.
“The GT-R NISMO has always been an ongoing pursuit of ultimate driving pleasure,” said Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist of the GT-R. “We take a holistic approach, seeking precision performance through a meticulous balance of engine components and shaving weight, and incrementally evolving the GT-R’s appearance to deliver the ultimate balance of power, performance, and excitement to our customers.”