The new 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO made its global debut at the famous Nürburgring race course, one of the longest and most challenging race tracks in the world. Nürburgring race course is also the place where the Nissan GT-R’s potent performance was honed, tuned and developed.
Upfront, similar to the standard model, the GT-R NISMO features an updated fascia that’s highlighted by a new bumper. The dark chrome V-motion grille has been enlarged to collect more air and to help cool the car’s high-output engine, without compromising on the aerodynamic. But unlike the standard model, the front bumpers of the GT-R NISMO are made of carbon fiber.
The canards are aimed to improve airflow around the vehicle and generate a high level of downforce, while at the same time, direct air around the wheelhouse to improve the aerodynamics. Overall, the car’s new shape generates more downforce than any other Nissan production car to date, which in turn results in exceptional high-speed stability.
The new GT-R NISMO also benefits from the 2017 GT-R’s refreshed interior. The redesigned dashboard, steering wheel and center armrest are covered with Alcantara leather. The center dash layout has been improved and simplified via integrated navigation and audio controls (reducing the number of switches from 27 in the previous model to only 11) and an enlarged 8-inch touch-panel monitor that features large icons. Unique to the GT-R NISMO are the leather-appointed Recaro carbon bucket seats with red Alcantara inserts.
The performance of the all-wheel-drive GT-R NISMO has also been upgraded. The stiffened body structure allowed the engineers to further refine of the GT-R NISMO’s shock absorbers, springs and stabilizers, all of which, when combined with the car’s added downforce, are claimed to result in better handling than the previous model.
The GT-R’s special Bilstein DampTronic driver-adjustable system — which utilizes multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces and high level of control for a variety of driving situations — features a special NISMO-tuned shock absorber that more effectively transfers the power of twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, which still produces 600PS, to the road surface. The “VR38DETT” engine comes mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox and features a pair of high-flow, large diameter turbochargers used in GT3 competition.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO is available in five different exterior colors. It is assembled in Tochigi, Japan, with the engines hand-assembled in Yokohama, Japan. As with the standard model, each GT-R NISMO engine is hand-assembled from beginning to end in a special clean room by meticulously trained technicians, with an aluminum plate added to the front of each engine showing the name of the TAKUMI engine craftsman.
|Specifications (EUR spec)|
(without door mirrors)