Nissan unveiled the new 2017 GT-R, highlighted by an exciting new look both inside and out, as wellas major driving-performance enhancements and key new features. They represent the most significant changes made to the model since it was introduced in 2007.
The new GT-R's exterior gets a complete makeover across the front end. The new chrome mattefinish 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 hood, which flows flawlessly from the grille, has been significantly reinforced, contributing to stability during high-speed driving. A freshly-designed front spoiler lip and front bumpers with finishers situated immediately below the headlamps give the new GT-R the look of a pure-bred race car, while generating high levels of front down force.
The GT-R''s familiar wind-cutting shape defines its profile, but the side sills havebeen pushed out to improve air flow. The rear of the car also received athorough makeover. While the GT-R's hallmark four-ring taillights remain, look closely and you'll notice new bodywork to help improve air flow, as well asside air vents next to the quad exhaust tips. Also, the belt line thats eparates the lower black section from the body panel has been heightened to give the car a wider and more aggressive look from the rear. These exteriorchanges don't result just in a sportier-looking car, they create anaerodynamically efficient vehicle, with less drag but retaining the same amountof downforce as the current GT-R to keep the car stable at high speeds.
Step into the cabin, and you're greeted by a premium interior that is befitting ahigh-performance sports car of this caliber. The entire dashboard andinstrument panel are new and covered with high-quality leather art fully 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 centerconsole provides a distinct driver-oriented environment for those behind the steering wheel.
The center dashboard layout has also been improved and simplified. Integrated navigation and audio controls reduce the number of switches from 27 in theprevious model to only 11 in the 2017 model. An enlarged 8-inch touch-panelmonitor features large icons on the display screen to make it easy to operate.A new Display command control on the carbon-fiber center console allows easyoperation.
The shift paddles are now mounted to the new steering wheel, allowing drivers tochange gears in mid-turn without having to take their hands off the wheel. The paddles themselves, along with the ventilation controls, have improved feel andbetter sound when engaged or adjusted.
As the icon of Nissan's driving performance, the GT-R continues to evolve. With the signature V-Motiongrille, the GT-R now possesses the latest Nissan design language. Its exceptional aerodynamic performance and upgraded interior have given the GT-R amore mature character, which will continue into the future, said Nissan's Executive Design Director, Mamoru Aoki.
The GT-R's award-winning 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine each unit handcrafted by its own TAKUMI technician now delivers 565 HP (EUR 570 PS) at 6800 rpm and 467 lb-ft of torque. The enginesare the definition of TAKUMI expertise. The improved output, which are theresult of individual ignition-timing control of the cylinders and extra boostfrom the turbochargers, allow the new GT-R to possess superior acceleration inthe mid- to high-ranges (3200 rpm and above). It comes mated to a thoroughly refined 6-speed dual-clutch transmission that features smoother shifts and lessnoise. That familiar GT-R tone also has been upgraded with an engine that hasnever sounded better. The resonance of the new titanium mufflers and Active Sound Enhancement (ASE) enhance the driving experience.