Much to the public’s delight, the 2017 Nissan GT-R was unveiled to the pubic at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.
The beast is back, and it’s better than ever before. Read to disturb quiet neighbourhood streets, terrorize open highways, and devour racetracks, Godzilla has returned and it might just be the best iteration yet.
Much to the public’s delight, the 2017 Nissan GT-R was unveiled to the pubic at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. Nissan’s answer to the supercar segment is a muscular, brash, in-your-face coupe that still features a hand-built 3.8L V6 twin-turbocharged engine. However, this time around it boasts a 20-pony boost over the previous generation putting the total power output at 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque.
And what’s power without the soundtrack to go with it? Nissan outfitted the 2017 GT-R with an all-new titanium exhaust as well as Active Sound Enhancement to ensure your GT-R is heard long before it’s seen (after all, passersby should be given ample warning for the greatness they are about to witness as your roll by).
Power is controlled via a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels. This latest iteration of the 2017 Nissan GT-R features smoother shifts and can be as at home cruising lazily along suburban streets as it can ripping through apexes on a track.
The GT-R’s updated suspension and acoustic glass windshield mean this isn’t just a racecar, it’s a viable everyday vehicle that can even be a comfortable long-distance road-trip vehicle.
With Nappa leather lining the dash, and a brand new 8” infotainment screen that’s larger than last year’s model, Nissan also moved the paddle shifters to the steering wheel for easier manipulation while driving.
As far as exterior looks go, Nissan didn’t make huge changes to the 2017 GT-R, and that’s quite alright. Already plenty powerful looking, with aggressive lines and muscular flanks, Nissan did make a few very subtle enhancements here and there. Most notably, the family V-Motion front grille was added to the GT-R to place it firmly in the family tree. A new lip spoiler and bumper were also added, along with wider side sills for improved airflow. There’s even a brand new colour: Blaze Metallix Orange.
To find out more about the brand new 2017 Nissan GT-R, head down to your local Morrey Nissan Burnaby dealer today to speak to one of our experts about everything this super car has to offer, and more. You won’t want to forget to book a test drive, either.