Nissan U.S.A. has officially released price tags for the available GT-R Premium and GT-R NISMO variants, following the GT-R NISMO’s North American debut at the Japanese Classic Car Show n Long Beach, California.
Now in its third year of availability, the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO delivers factory tuned supercar dynamics with advanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling. Developed by NISMO, the brand’s motorsport specialists, the GT-R NISMO model is available in very limited numbers in the U.S.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO is highlighted by a fresh look inside and out, as well as driving performance enhancements. The GT-R NISMO’s new dynamic styling is both attractive and functional. The new “V-motion” grille, one of Nissan’s latest design signatures, has been enlarged to provide better engine cooling and now features a matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern. A new hood, featuring pronounced character lines flowing flawlessly from the grille, has been reinforced to enhance stability during high speed driving.
Unique NISMO body features include carbon fiber front and rear bumpers, black outside mirrors with red stripe and carbon fiber side sills and emblem treatment. The GT-R NISMO’s handmade dry carbon rear spoiler features a special coating that allows carbon fiber “weave” to be felt by the touch.
The new GT-R NISMO also benefits from the 2017 GT-R Premium’s refreshed interior, whose cabin possesses a more upscale feel than ever before. The redesigned dashboard and steering wheel are covered with high-quality Alcantara suede. NISMO racers influenced the design of the dark gray with red stripe steering, with three spokes, red center mark and red stitching to give a strong combination of grip, feedback and comfort.
The center stack layout has been improved and simplified, with the number of integrated navigation and audio controls reduced from 27 switches in the previous model to only 11 in the 2017 version.
In addition, an enlarged 8-inch touch-panel monitor featuring large icons on the display screen make it simple to use, while a new Display Command control on the carbon fiber center console allows easy operation without having to touch the monitor. Unique to GT-R NISMO are the leather-appointed Recaro seats with red synthetic suede inserts.
The 2017 GT-R NISMO’s VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 is rated at 600 hp and 652 Nm (481 lb-ft) of torque. The engine’s high-flow, high-capacity turbochargers are similar to those used for GT3 racing and offer improved breathing. Optimized individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump (versus standard models) help improve combustion. A special lightweight Titanium exhaust system is also standard. The VR38DETT V6 is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race car-like speeds.
Lastly, the 4-wheel independent suspension receives unique NISMO tuning, with reduced weight and additional roll stiffness, as well as additional adhesive bonding (in addition to spot welding) for a stronger body shell rigidity.
The Nissan GT-R Premium starts from USD109,990, while the GT-R NISMO version begins from USD 174,990 retail price.