The Nissan GT-R is a classic performance vehicle. And while impressive, it's getting older. If it wants to keep up with the competition, it needs to shape up. And that's exactly what it did.

The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO appeared in New York last Tuesday, sporting less weight, more carbon fiber, and a new turbocharger. Now it's stronger than ever.

Visually speaking, we noticed a number of parts have been swapped out for carbon fiber alternatives. This includes the vented fenders, front and rear bumpers, side sill covers, hood, roof, and rear spoiler. The reduced weight means it can get up and go with greater ease. Pair that with the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine with upgraded turbochargers, and you have an increased acceleration response time by nearly 20 percent.

The vehicle still pushes out 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque through its existing 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. It's built in racing mode, however, has been modified to support the body upgrades, allowing for better-optimized gear shifting.

The wheel wells now have 20-inch RAYS forged aluminum wheels featuring a new design. It comes with Dunlop tires with a wider contact patch and a new carbon ceramic brake system, but Nissan would say any more about the topic.

Cost and formal release date remain unknown. All the same, it's great to see it keeping up with the times.