Nissan GT-R Tweaked for 2017

The Nissan GT-R will receive its biggest overhaul in nine years with the updated model set to land in Australia later this year.

The new 2017 Nissan GT-R has been shown at the New York Auto Show with external styling tweaks, that distinctive new Katsura Orange paint and what Nissan says is significant performance enhancement tweaks and improvements.

Under the bonnet, Nissan engineers have been at work retuning the 3.8 litre turbocharged V6 engine, the end result being a new output of 420kW and 637Nm (up from 404kW/628Nm).

Nissan GT-R buyers will also enjoy an even sweeter exhaust note, according to Nissan, from the new titanium exhaust system. While handling is said to have been improved through a new stiffer chassis and re-tuned suspension set-up.

The cabin gets a new look dashboard with simplified controls, while the paddle-shifters in the 2017 model are now mounted to the new steering wheel, a welcome improvement.

Nissan’s Executive Design Director, Mamoru Aoki, says the iconic Nissan GT-R continues to evolve.

“With the signature V-Motion grille, the GT-R now possesses the latest Nissan design language. Its exceptional aerodynamic performance and upgraded interior have given the GT-R a more mature character, which will continue into the future,”

“The new GT-R delivers a heart-pounding driving experience at all times and on any road for whoever sits in the driver’s seat.”

We will keep you updated with Australian availability, pricing and specification details for the 2017 Nissan GT-R.

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