Litchfield LM20 GT-R is Godzilla on Steroids

Litchfield LM20 GT-R is Godzilla on Steroids

It is described as the “ultimate road going GT-R”, and with 666-horsepower under the bonnet, we’re not going to disagree.

Despite being a decade old, the R35 Nissan GT-R can definitely still hold its own. Last year’s refresh proved that Nissan believes the iconic Godzilla is as relevant today as it’s ever been.

But British outfit Litchfield didn’t think that Nissan’s Track Edition and the Nismo GT-R were enough for some fans. That’s why they created the LM20 – a heavily uprated version of the 2017 Nissan GT-R Black Edition.

The LM20’s 3.8-litre V6 has been extensively reworked to produce 666-horsepower and 615lb ft. That’s been achieved by adding higher flow fuel pumps, larger fuel injectors, a freer breathing air intake, cast turbo downpipes, a 102mm exhaust with a less restrictive sports catalytic converter and a Litchfield intercooler and boost hoses. Litchfield also calibrated the ECU to maximise all the changes they made.

Additional upgrades include an almost completely overhauled chassis; bespoke Bilstein Damptronic suspension, and custom Elbach springs and anti-roll bar. On the outside the LM20 sports a front lip spoiler, grille blade and a rear bumper that’s created from material sourced from a Formula One supplier.

As a result, the LM20 is 74-horsepower and 119lb ft more powerful than even the GT-R Nismo. It can do zero to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, 0-100 mph in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed in excess of 200 mph.

Litchfield Motors created just 20 examples of the LM20 – each with its own number plaque – to celebrate the firm’s 20th anniversary.

But all those upgrades don’t come cheap. The Litchfield LM20 costs £96,995 on the road, which is £16,000 more than an entry level GT-R.

If all 20 examples are sold, Litchfield has indicated that it may continue to build the LM20 under a different name.

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