2017 Nissan GT-R was launched at the New York International Auto Show. Only 2500 to be made. 5 to be made available for India.
Nissan pulled the covers of the 2017 Godzilla edition which now makes 565 HP at 6800 rpm and 633 Nm of torque from the 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine. It comes mated to a thoroughly refined 6-speeddual-clutch transmission that features smoother shifts and less noise. Sticky 20-inch tires, wrapped around new “Y-spoke” machine-finished forged aluminum wheels help the rubber stay on the rims.
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On the exterior, the front has been changed significantly. It gets a redesigned ‘V-motion’ grille, larger in size, thus improving the air intake. The hood has received reinforcement for better high speed stability. The front spoiler has undergone changes to keep aero drag in check, 0.26 drag coefficient is the precise figure we are looking for.
On the interior, Nissan has cleaned up the interior quite a bit, reducing the number of controls from 27 to just 11. This was achieved with the integration of navigation and audio controls and a large 8-inch touch screen housed on the center console.
“The new GT-R delivers a heart-pounding driving experience at all times and on any road for whoever sits in the driver’s seat. We have continued to push its performance boundaries to the outer limits—it’s even more potent than before. At the same time, more refinement has been added to take the entire driving experience to an entirely new level. We’re proud to bring you what we feel is the ultimate GT that possesses amazing performance, newfound civility and a rich racing history,” Hiroshi Tamura, the Chief Product Specialist of the GT-R, said.
“As the icon of Nissan’s driving performance, the GT-R continues to evolve. With the signature V-Motion grille, the GT-R now possesses the latest Nissan design language. Its exceptional aerodynamic performance and upgraded interior have given the GT-R a more mature character, which will continue into the future,” said Nissan’s Executive Design Director, Mamoru Aoki.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R will be available this year in India.
Horsepower 565 @ 6,800 RPM
Torque 633Nm @ 3,300-5,800 RPM
Overall length 4,710 mm / 185.4 in.
(without door mirrors) 1,895 mm / 74.6 in.
Overall height 1,370 mm / 53.9 in.
Wheelbase 2,780 mm / 109.4 in