Nissan GT-R reveals its new face
June 6th, 2016
Nissan chose the 2016 New York International Auto Show to unveil its newly refreshed 2017 GT-R supercar.
The current R35-generation Nissan GT-R has been with us since late 2007, with a replacement reportedly a few years away. That’s why Nissan chose to give the GT-R a significant facelift for the 2017 model year.
We’ve summarised the top 5 things you need to know about the refreshed GT-R:
1. It’s had a facelift
Nissan made some big changes to the front and rear of the car to bring it up to date with the company’s latest styling. This meant an all-new front bumper, grille, and hood, new side sills, and a new rear bumper with a prominent diffuser and functional vents. To finish the look, Nissan added new 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. Nissan claims the new bodywork increases aerodynamic efficiency and downforce, though it retains the same 0.26 coefficient of drag.
2. It’s got more power
Thanks to a reworking of the twin-turbo V6 that’s attached to the four-wheel drive system, the engine now delivers 562bhp at 6,800 rpm, and 469lb ft of torque.
3. Its wheel and tyre game is on point
The new GT-R’s more rigid body structure and new suspension, allied with new tyres and 20in, 15-spoke forged aluminium wheels help grip, which in turn gives is said to provide better stability through quick lateral transitions and higher overall cornering speed.
4. It’s what’s inside that counts
Nissan completely revamped the interior of the GT-R. The dashboard and center stack are all-new and complemented by a new instrument cluster wrapped in a single piece of leather. The center stack now sports an 8-inch touchscreen (up from 7) that can now also be controlled by a new Display Command controller on the center console. Worth mentioning is the stylish new leather-bound steering wheel and relocation of the paddle shifters from the column to just behind the wheel itself.
5. A new, light exhaust system
The refreshed Nissan GT-R has a new titanium exhaust system, which is accompanied by Active Noise Cancellation to block unwanted noise in the cabin and Active Sound Enhancement to improve spirited sound in its place.
No word on price yet, however the 2017 Nissan GTR is expected to hit the showrooms by the end of summer this year.
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