Machine unveiled the new 2017 GT-R at the Ny International Auto Show today, highlighted with a fresh look inside and out, along with major driving performance enhancements and crucial new features. All told, this is the most significant in order to Nissan’s flagship super sports car since it had been introduced in 2007.
The 2017 GT-R’s exterior receives a thorough makeover. The new “V-motion” grille, one of Nissan’s latest design autographs, has been slightly enlarged to provide better motor cooling and now features a matte chrome complete and an updated mesh pattern. A brand new hood, featuring pronounced character lines moving flawlessly from the grille, has been reinforced to improve stability during high-speed driving. A recently designed front spoiler lip and top bumpers with finishers situated immediately under the headlamps give the new GT-R the look of the pure-bred racecar, while generating high amounts of front downforce.
The GT-R’s familiar wind-cutting shape defines its profile, but the part sills have been pushed out to direct permit around the vehicle. Styling and air flow improvements continue in the rear, where GT-R’s characteristic four-ring taillights are paired with new back bodywork, along with functional side air grills next to the quad exhaust tips. The actual beltline between the lower black section and also the body panel has been heightened to make the vehicle look wider and more aggressive from the back.
These exterior changes result in a sportier as well as sharper looking car – as well as a good aerodynamically efficient one with more stability in high speeds, while keeping a zero. 26 drag coefficient.
In the cabin is really a redesigned, premium interior befitting a high-end super sports car. The entire dashboard is brand new, including an instrument panel wrapped in a single, smooth piece of hand-selected Nappa leather artfully sewed with Takumi-style precision. The shape of the dial adopts a “horizontal flow” to deliver feeling of high stability for front seat residents, while the line from the instrument cluster towards the center console provides a distinct driver-oriented atmosphere for the driver. The cushion layer from the instrument panel leather has been updated with an all new, thinner material to reduce weight, and the top seats themselves are also lighter, thanks to a brand new side-support construction method that provides greater support and comfort on long drives.
The center dashboard design is improved and simplified. Integrated navigation as well as audio controls reduce the number of switches through 27 in the previous car to just 11 within the 2017 model. An 8-inch capacitive touch-panel monitor replaces the 7-inch one and today features large icons on the display screen, whilst a new Display Command control on the carbon-fiber center console also allows easy procedure.
The shift paddles are now mounted towards the new steering wheel, allowing drivers to change armor and weapon upgrades in mid-turn without having to take their fingers off the wheel. The paddles, paired with reengineered ventilator controls, feature improved feel and audio when engaged or adjusted.
“As the actual icon of Nissan’s driving performance, the actual GT-R continues to evolve. With the signature V-motion grille, the GT-R now possesses the most recent Nissan design language. Its exceptional sleek performance and upgraded interior have provided the GT-R a more mature character, that will continue into the future, ” said Mamoru Aoki, executive design director, Global Design Middle, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
The GT-R’s award-winning 3. 8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine – each unit handcrafted through its own Takumi technician – now provides 565 horsepower at 6800 rpm as well as 467 lb-ft of torque, representing a rise of 20 HP and 4 lb-ft, respectively, from last year’s model.
The actual increases, which are the result of individual ignition-timing effects of the cylinders and extra boost from the turbochargers, allow the new GT-R to possess superior speed in the mid- to high-ranges (3200 rpm and above). It comes mated to a completely refined 6-speed dual-clutch transmission that features softer shifts and less noise. The aggressive GT-R engine sound has never sounded better. The actual resonance of the new lightweight titanium wear out system and Active Sound Enhancement (ASE) enhance the driving experience, especially during speed.
The GT-R has always been regarded as one of the planet’s best handling machines and for 2017 the cornering abilities have become even better. A more inflexible body structure and new suspension allow the GT-R’s tires, wrapped around new 20-inch 15-spoke forged aluminum wheels, to hold the road surface area better, giving it better stability through fast lateral transitions and higher overall cornering speed.
Along with all the performance enhancements, the actual 2017 GT-R is the most comfortable example up to now, with a new sense of elegance and calmness rare in such a high-performance supercar. The new GT-R exhibits a smoother ride quality compared to outgoing model, and its cabin remains a lot quieter at all speeds thanks to Active Noises Cancellation technology and new sound assimilation materials, including an acoustic glass windscreen.
“The new GT-R delivers a heart-pounding driving experience at all times, on any street, for whoever sits in the driver’s chair. We have continued to push its performance limitations to the limit – it’s even more powerful than before. At the same time, refinement has been added to make driving experience to an entirely new degree. We’re proud to bring you what we really feel is the ultimate GT-R that possesses incredible performance, newfound civility and a rich race history, ” said Hiroshi Tamura, main product specialist, GT-R, Z and NISMO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
New for your 2017 GT-R are fresh colors within and out that complement the car’s sophisticated character. A “Blaze Metallic” fruit color, applied with a special four phase process, has been added to the exterior paint colour scheme. The interior of the Premium Edition, featuring semi-aniline leather, offers three different options: the recently added Rakuda Tan, as well as Amber Red-colored and Ivory.
In select markets, the brand new GT-R comes with NissanConnectSM with Navigation, Cellular Apps and Services that allows users to utilize a smartphone to remotely lock or uncover the car doors, activate the alarm, call emergency services or track the car when it is stolen.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R as well available this summer.