Is the New 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo Worth It?


Henry Catchpole of Carfection Takes a Closer Look

The Nissan GT-R is an old car at this point. The car’s design dates back to 2007, which was 12 years ago. With a design this old, you might be thinking there’s no way that the GT-R can even compete with the new designs out there, but Nissan has spent a lot of time and effort fine-tuning its AWD supercar. Henry Catchpole of Carfection decided to get behind the wheel of the new Nismo version of the car to see if it’s still worth it. 

What Catchpole finds is that the updates that Nissan has made some very important updates. The car is definitely better than it was before. Nissan’s fine-tuning efforts have turned the GT-R, especially in Nismo trim, into an even more impressive machine. 

It’s clear that Catchpole feels there’s still plenty to love in the GT-R. It will be interesting to see how much longer Nissan chooses to continue on with the vehicle’s current design. We’d assume they have the next-generation GT-R in the works, but it seems like all the fine-tuning the company has done over the last several years has been worth it. 

With that said, he says that he would get the Track Edition over the Nismo version. The reason is that you get much of the notable upgrades–like the suspension and some of the fine-tuning elements–at a lower price point.