The 2017 Nissan GT-R has been unveiled at the ongoing New York Auto Show 2016. Godzilla is back with more power, sharper looks but as much as its terrifyingly fast around corners it’s also a bit friendly. It has received a number of tweaks to make it a better sports car than it was before. This model marks 10 years of the Nissan GT-R (R35). The new version will be out in the next 2-3 years but the 2017 Nissan GT-R is now more fun to drive on-road and on-track.
The facelifted 2017 Nissan GT-R now makes 20 additional horsepower from its biturbo 3.8-liter V6 engine that brings it up to 565hp. The outgoing model had a 0-60 acceleration time of just 2.7 seconds -enough to give some supercars a run for their money! The GT-R and its predecessor Skyline are legendary names in the world of motoring. Nissan felt it was time to upgrade the car and fortunately they’ve done justice to the interiors as well.
The refreshed interiors now feature Active noise cancellation to reduce cabin noise by filtering out any unwanted noise. The seats feature Nappa leather and are more comfortable. Comfy enough to ensure you don’t regret making this your daily driver. The dashboard has a new 8-inch touchscreen that reduces the dash-button count by half. Better infotainment system with many new apps. New steering wheel mounted paddle shifters are now part of the update. Nissan wanted to up the GT-R’s desirability as a great touring car and these updates are focused around the idea that the 2017 Nissan GT-R is the perfect car for road and track.
The car maybe quieter but you’ll still hear the roar of the V6 engine as you push the pedal to the floor! 2017 Nissan GT-R now features a striking new paint scheme ‘Blaze Metallic’ which we personally like very much! Visually the car isn’t too different but the subtle changes includes an all new front fascia, higher belt-line, larger exhaust tips, restyled hood and slight changes to the body to improve it’s character. Personally, I think the designers have done a good job with this update to the mighty ‘Godzilla.’
What about the NISMO version? Good question! Nissan hasn’t mentioned anything about it yet. The 2017 Nissan GT-R with its starting price tag of $100,000 is excellent value compared to some of its rivals. It wouldn’t be wrong to assume that the next iteration of the GT-R might arrive before the NISMO version does. But, it could be the other way around too!
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