Nissan: Nissan GT-R undergoes poignant transformation, armed with a uninformed new demeanour and some-more power

Posted on 23. Mar, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

NEW YORK – Nissan denounced a new 2017 GT-R during a New York International Auto Show today, highlighted by a uninformed demeanour inside and out, as good as vital pushing opening enhancements and pivotal new features. All told, this is a many poignant change to Nissan’s flagship super sports automobile given it was introduced in 2007.


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The 2017 GT-R’s extraneous receives a consummate makeover. The new “V-motion” grille, one of Nissan’s latest settlement signatures, has been somewhat lengthened to yield softened engine cooling and now facilities a matte chrome finish and an updated filigree pattern. A new hood, featuring conspicuous impression lines issuing exquisitely from a grille, has been reinforced to raise fortitude during high-speed driving. A creatively designed front spoiler mouth and front bumpers with finishers situated immediately subsequent a headlamps give a new GT-R a demeanour of a pure-bred racecar, while generating high levels of front downforce.

The GT-R’s informed wind-cutting figure defines a profile, though a side sills have been pushed out to approach atmosphere upsurge around a vehicle. Styling and atmosphere upsurge enhancements continue in a rear, where GT-R’s hallmark four-ring taillights are interconnected with new back bodywork, along with organic side atmosphere vents subsequent to a quad empty tips. The beltline between a revoke black territory and a physique row has been heightened to make a automobile demeanour wider and some-more assertive from a rear.

These extraneous changes outcome in a sportier and crook looking automobile – as good as an aerodynamically fit one with some-more fortitude during high speeds, while gripping a 0.26 drag coefficient.



In a cabin is a redesigned, reward interior fitting a high-performance super sports car. The whole dashboard is new, including an instrument row wrapped in a single, seamless square of hand-selected Nappa leather artfully stitched with Takumi-style precision. The figure of a dashboard adopts a “horizontal flow” to broach a clarity of high fortitude for front chair occupants, while a line from a instrument cluster to a core console provides a graphic driver-oriented sourroundings for a driver. The pillow covering of a instrument row leather has been updated with a new, thinner element to revoke weight, and a front seats themselves are also lighter, interjection to a new side-support construction routine that provides larger comfort and support on prolonged drives.

The core dashboard blueprint is softened and simplified. Integrated navigation and audio controls revoke a series of switches from 27 in a prior automobile to only 11 in a 2017 model. An 8-inch capacitive touch-panel guard replaces a 7-inch one and now facilities vast icons on a arrangement screen, while a new Display Command control on a carbon-fiber core console also allows easy operation.

The change paddles are now mounted to a new steering wheel, permitting drivers to change gears in mid-turn but carrying to take their hands off a wheel. The paddles, interconnected with reengineered ventilator controls, underline softened feel and sound when intent or adjusted.

“As a idol of Nissan’s pushing performance, a GT-R continues to evolve. With a signature V-motion grille, a GT-R now possesses a latest Nissan settlement language. Its well-developed aerodynamic opening and upgraded interior have given a GT-R a some-more mature character, that will continue into a future,” pronounced Mamoru Aoki, executive settlement director, Global Design Center, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.



The GT-R’s award-winning 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine – any section domestic by a possess Takumi technician – now delivers 565 horsepower during 6800 rpm and 467 lb-ft of torque, representing an boost of 20 HP and 4 lb-ft, respectively, from final year’s model.

The increases, that are a outcome of particular ignition-timing control of a cylinders and additional boost from a turbochargers, concede a new GT-R to possess aloft acceleration in a mid- to high-ranges (3200 rpm and above). It comes corresponding to a wholly polished 6-speed dual-clutch delivery that facilities smoother shifts and reduction noise. The assertive GT-R engine sound has never sounded better. The inflection of a new lightweight titanium empty element and Active Sound Enhancement (ASE) raise a pushing experience, generally during acceleration.

The GT-R has always been regarded as one of a world’s best doing machines and for 2017 a cornering abilities have turn even better. A some-more firm physique structure and new cessation concede a GT-R’s tires, wrapped around new 20-inch 15-spoke fake aluminum wheels, to reason a highway aspect better, giving it softened fortitude by discerning parallel transitions and aloft altogether cornering speed.


Along with all a opening enhancements, a 2017 GT-R is a many gentle instance to date, with a new clarity of magnificence and politeness singular in such a high-performance supercar. The new GT-R exhibits a smoother float peculiarity than a effusive model, and a cabin stays most quieter during all speeds interjection to Active Noise Cancellation record and new sound fullness materials, including an acoustic potion windshield.

“The new GT-R delivers a heart-pounding pushing knowledge during all times, on any road, for whoever sits in a driver’s seat. We have continued to pull a opening bounds to a extent – it’s even some-more manly than before. At a same time, excellence has been combined to take a pushing knowledge to an wholly new level. We’re unapproachable to move we what we feel is a ultimate GT-R that possesses extraordinary performance, newfound politeness and a abounding racing history,” pronounced Hiroshi Tamura, arch product specialist, GT-R, Z and NISMO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

New for a 2017 GT-R are uninformed colors inside and out that element a car’s worldly character. A “Blaze Metallic” orange color, practical with a special 4 theatre process, has been combined to a extraneous paint palette. The interior of a Premium Edition, featuring semi-aniline leather, offers 3 opposite options: a newly combined Rakuda Tan, as good as Amber Red and Ivory.

In name markets, a new GT-R comes with NissanConnectSM with Navigation, Mobile Apps and Services that allows users to use a smartphone to remotely close or clear a automobile doors, activate a alarm, serve puncture services or lane a automobile if it is stolen.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R will be accessible this summer.



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Dan Passe
Product Communications, Nissan North America

Kevin Raftery
Nissan Car Communications

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