2017 Nissan GT-R comes with exterior and interior revisions alongside updated power unit to produce 565 bhp
You must be thinking what happened actually! Well, don’t worry; it was not a real Godzilla, but the all new Nissan GT-R which is popularly known as Godzilla because of its sheer power and ability. Nissan has uncovered the 2017 GT-R at the New York International Auto Show. This time the famous car sports comes with the most significant changes since its initial launch in 2007.
The new Nissan GT-R comes with cosmetic makeovers both at exterior and inside the cabin. The changes at the exterior can be spotted with the careful look, as they are very subtle. The front fascia of the car sports a new matte finish “V-motion” grille which bears Nissan’s latest design language. The grille has been enlarged to provide better engine cooling and it also adorns updated mesh pattern.
The hood is all new making the sportscar aerodynamically more efficient than ever before. Apart from that, it will also keep the GT-R planted during high speed driving. The front spoiler lip has been also revamped, and the front bumpers with finishers just below the sharp swept back headlamps give the car a pure racecar appearance, and it also generates higher level of down force.
The side profile has been tweaked a bit as well to improve the air flow. Move to the rear, you will find the signature four ring taillights, but the changes can be seen as the side air vents are positioned next to the massive quad exhaust tips. Take a close look and you will find the car sports a higher beltline. Overall, the redesigning touches make the car sportier and vehemently aggressive. The better aerodynamic efficiency is also a plus factor for the new Nissan GT-R.
Enter the cabin, you will find the premium charm greeting you. The dashboard and instrument panel come as new and wrapped in premium quality leather stitched with artistic precision. The dual tone dashboard sports a horizontal flow pattern which looks nice. The instrument cluster and the centre console have become very much driver centric, exactly what should it be like in a high performance car like Nissan GT-R. The touchscreen monitor has been enlarged to 8 inches and it is flanked by 11 switches instead of the previous version’s 27 switches. The new steering wheel gets several control buttons and paddle shifters.
The redesigned 2017 Nissan GT-R gets some tweak on the power front as well. The 3.8 litre V6 24 valve twin turbocharged engine has been tuned to deliver more power output and torque and the engine gets mated to a refined six speed dual clutch transmission. Now the powertrain produces 565 hp peak power at 6800 rpm and around 633 Nm of peak torque. The new GT-R also promises to come with much better and smoother handling along with less noise. The cornering ability has been improved. The new rigid body structure and new suspension provide better stability along with 20 inch tyres wrapped around forged aluminium wheels.