Touted “a wolf in wolf’s clothing,” the new 2017 Nissan GT-R promises a greater performance, new looks, and better driving dynamics. According to Nissan, the new model offers increased horsepower, enhanced aerodynamics, enhanced high-speed handling, and an available titanium exhaust system. The GTR release date should be expected sometime before this fall, or early into 2017.
What else can you expect?
For 2017, some of the changes to expect, in addition to the above, include a relocated and redesigned paddle shifters, a simplified cockpit fitted with a next-generation multi-function display and fewer controls, display commander for entertainment, communication, and audio controls. Others include a refined exhaust system, enhanced body rigidity, and a redesigned interior with handcrafted materials.
Rumor from Nissan says…
Sources at Nissan say every inch of the vehicle has been refined, tested, and examined, therefore allowing for improved aerodynamic drag, confidence in driving and grip. These features together with others help the new model to achieve a supercar performance unparalleled to none other. It is simply a blend of magic and clever engineering.
Exterior Design and Changes
Exterior wise, the new GTR’s aerodynamic cues have been sculpted to ensure drag is minimized as much as possible. There are also reshaped sills, underneath it, that also aid in reducing drag. The stylish design is also impressive, but you’ll have to look long and hard in order to notice any change more relevant to the previous model. The exterior visibility has also been improved. Engineers were devoted to every detail, and the accommodation offered is simply out-of-this-world (so to speak). Nissan says, thousands of hours spent in development, yielded a premium and flawless accommodation.
2017 Nissan GTR Interior Design
The interior is perhaps one the most improved areas. It comes fitted with hand-selected, hand-crafted, and rich materials, which seamlessly provide a comfortable and premium interior ambiance.
What Are The Cons?
What doesn’t change, however, is the fact that the 2017 Nissan GT-R age is starting to show despite Nissan aggressiveness in trying to rejuvenate it. The con list includes intrusive road noise and lack of advanced technologies. As such you’d probably want to check out what the competition offers before deciding. Rivals include the Subaru BRZ, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, and the Scion FR-S.
2017 Nissan GT-R Trims
Six trims are offered for the two-passenger 2017 Nissan GT-R: Nismo, base, Sport, Sports Tech, Nismo Tech, and Touring. Details about the 2017 Nissan GT-R Black Edition should be expected on its release date.
Accessories And Additional Equipment
Base And Roadster
Both the base coupe and roadster are offered with Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, LED running lights, automatic bi-xenon headlights, eighteen-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-operated soft top, LED taillights, keyless entry and ignition, and cruise control.
2017 Nissan GT-R Sport adds an eight-speaker Bose audio system, special lightweight nineteen-inch alloy wheels, Active Sound Enhancer technology and Active Noise Control, heated mirrors, upgraded brakes, rear deck spoilers, a limited-slip differential, and leatherette upholstery.
Opting for the GT-R Touring trim model gets you a four-way passenger seat power adjustment, a rear cargo cover, satellite radio, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, heated seats, suede door trim panels, Bluetooth connectivity, ventilated and heated seats, a rear cargo cover, a seven-inch touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, leather-simulated-suede upholstery, and aluminum pedals.
2017 Nissan GT-R Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
A power output of 332 hp and 270 lbs. ft. of torque is offered by the 3.7L V6 engine that comes under the hood of all the models with the exception of the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while the seven-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift capability is offered as an option.
2017 Nissan GT-R 0-60 mph with the manual transmission only requires 5.3 seconds with the coupe. EPA rates the fuel economy of the coupe at 18/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/25/21 mpg with an automatic-equipped Roadster.
A power output of 350 horsepower and 276 pounds-ft. of torque is offered by the top-of-the-line GT-R Nismo. A six-speed manual is standard while seven-speed automatic is optional. The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo 0-60 is rated at just 5.2 seconds.
Although unconfirmed, the GTR top speed is estimated to be about 200 mph.
2017 Nissan GT-R Release Date & Price
The 2017 Nissan GT-R goes for sale his fall or early 2017. The price should be expected to start from an MSRP of about $102,000.
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