The 2017 Nissan GT-R’s exterior gets a complete makeover across the front end. The new chrome matte finish “V-motion” grille represents one of Nissan’s latest design signatures. It has been enlarged to provide better engine cooling and features an updated mesh pattern. A new bonnet, which flows flawlessly from the grille, has been significantly reinforced, contributing to stability during high-speed driving. At the same time, a freshly-designed front spoiler lip and front bumpers with finishers situated immediately below the headlights give the new GT-R the look of a pure-bred racecar, while generating high levels of front downforce.
The GT-R’s familiar wind-cutting shape defines its profile, but the side sills have been pushed out to improve air flow. The rear of the car also received a thorough makeover. While the GT-R’s hallmark four-ring rear lights remain, look closely and you’ll notice new bodywork to help improve air flow, as well as side air vents next to the quad exit exhaust pipes. Also, the belt line that separates the lower black section from the body panel has been heightened to give the car a wider and more aggressive look from the rear.
Step into the cabin, and you’re greeted by a premium interior that is befitting a high-performance sports car of this caliber. The entire dashboard and instrument panel are new and covered with high-quality leather artfully stitched together with TAKUMI precision. The shape of the dashboard adopts a “horizontal flow” that delivers a sense of increased stability for the car’s front-seat occupants, while the line from the instrument cluster to the center console provides a distinct driver-oriented environment for those behind the steering with paddle shifters. Additionally, the simplified dashboard has lesser switches from 27 to 11, as well as an enlarged 8-inch touchscreen monitor and a new display command control on the carbon-fiber center console.
The GT-R’s award-winning 3.8-liter 24-valve twin-turbocharged V6 engine, each unit handcrafted by its own TAKUMI technician, now delivers 570 PS at 6,800 rpm and 637Nm of torque. The improved output, which is the result of individual ignition-timing control of the cylinders and extra boost from the turbochargers gives acceleration in the mid- to high-ranges (3,200 rpm and above). It comes mated to a thoroughly refined 6-speed dual-clutch transmission that features smoother shifts and less noise. That familiar GT-R tone also has been upgraded with an engine that has never sounded better. The resonance of the new titanium exhaust and Active Sound Enhancement (ASE) enhance the driving experience.
Often regarded as the world’s best handling machines, the 2017 Nissan GT-R now has even better cornering abilities thanks to a more rigid body structure and new suspension setup. Providing the grip are sticky 20 inch tyres, wrapped around new “Y-spoke” machine-finished forged aluminum wheels.
Despite all the performance enhancements, the 2017 GT-R is the most comfortable model to date, with a new sense of elegance and civility that one would rarely find in such a high-performance supercar. The new GT-R exhibits a smoother ride quality than the outgoing model, and its cabin remains much quieter at all speeds helped by new sound absorption materials.
New for the 2017 Nissan GT-R are fresh colors inside and out that complement the car’s sophisticated character. A “Katsura Orange” with multi layered painting has been added to the exterior paint palate, while the interior of the Prestige Edition, which features high quality leather, offers customers four different options: the newly added Tan, as well as Red, Ivory and all over Black. The always popular Recaro Edition will also still be available on the 2017 GT-R.