Nissan has taken the wraps off the 2017 GT-R NISMO today at the Nürburgring track in Germany.

After making a series of changes to the regular GT-R in time for the 2017 model year, Nissan has now given the flagship NISMO version just about the same array of revisions. Debuting today on the occasion of the 24-hour Nürburgring endurance race, the latest GT-R NISMO brings some body changes which not only make the supercar look fresh, but also improve aerodynamic efficiency.

The GT-R NISMO’s front bumper comes with layers of carbon fiber sheets which you won’t find on the lesser model. These sheets are overlapped to obtain the best possible amount of stiffness and at the same time provide the R35 with a more menacing appearance when viewed from the front.

Stepping inside, we find the same redesigned dashboard, an updated steering wheel clad in Alcantara suede, along with the NISMO-exclusive leather-wrapped Recaro seats with red synthetic suede inserts. The most significant changes are noticeable on the center stack which has been simplified by reducing the number of switches from 27 to only 11. In addition, the infotainment system now benefits from an enlarged eight-inch screen with bigger icons that make it easier to use. If you are not a big fan of the touchscreen, there’s a new display command control on the center console to operate the infotainment.

Nissan’s engineers also fiddled with the shock absorbers, stabilizers, and springs to improve the 2017 GT-R’s handling. This was also partially possible by stiffening the body structure and all these upgrades have contributed to a two-percent performance increase during slalom and cornering tests.

At the heart of the latest GT-R NISMO is the biturbo 3.8-liter V6 engine with 600 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 481 pound-feet of torque from 3,600 rpm. All that power generated by the VR38DETT unit is delivered to the all-wheel-drive system with help from a dual-clutch, six-speed transmission. Nissan says all of the above-mentioned tweaks make the 2017MY easier to live with on a daily basis while remaining just as exciting to hoon on a race track.

Nissan has invited us to take the 2017 GT-R for a spin next week which means that pretty soon we will have a review.

Additional details are available in the press release section below the images.

Source: Nissan

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