After hitting the streets in 2007, the R35 Nissan GT-R was updated in 2011 with new engine mapping, changes to valve timing, and a revised exhaust. It also received larger brake rotors and a stiffer chassis along with a gentle massaging of its nose. Most importantly, it toned down the brutal and impressive launch control function that was ripping the GT-R’s dual-clutch transmission to shreds.
Nissan gave it another facelift in 2017, increasing output to 562 hp (from 544 hp), and tuning the transmission to shift quicker, somehow. It also got a version of Nissan’s V-Motion grille that aided in cooling, new leather, a new steering wheel, and a new infotainment system. Mechanically, the GT-R’s suspension, exhaust, and braking systems were all upgraded as well.