Going on sale in November, the model is positioned below the flagship GT-R Nismo.
Nissan is expanding its portfolio of sports models with the introduction of the track-focused GT-R Track Edition for the United Kingdom. The vehicle is positioned above the current Premium, Prestige, and Black Edition trim levels, but below the flagship GT-R Nismo.
Engineers from the Nismo division have retuned many aspects of the standard GT-R, including the suspension and the steering. A new lightweight anti-roll bar has also been installed to increase body stiffness and reduce weight.
Specifically engineered for "thrill-seeking track enthusiasts," the GT-R Track Edition rides on 20-inch aluminum wheels, hiding under a wider front bumper. Customers in the United Kingdom are also receiving a carbon spoiler as standard, as well as black and red Recaro seats sourced from the GT-R Black Edition. A unique Track Edition badge made from carbon is attached to the dashboard.
In addition, the interior comes nicely equipped with the latest version of Nissan’s infotainment system with eight-inch display and an 11-speaker Bose audio unit.
Based on the 2017 model year GT-R, first unveiled at the New York Auto Show in April, the Track Edition it motivated by a 3.8-liter V6 biturbo engine, delivering 570 horsepower (419 kilowatts) and 470 pound-feet (637 Newton meters) of torque. The unit is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox with two clutches, sending power to all four wheels.
Nissan explains each engine is hand-assembled from start to finish by a “single, meticulously trained, technician called a Takumi - literally ‘master craftsman’ in Japanese.”
The GT-R Track Edition is scheduled to go on sale in November this year with prices starting at £91,995 ($119,262). The model is significantly cheaper than the range-topping 2017 GT-R Nismo, which comes with a price tag of $174,990 in the United States. The regular 2017 GT-R starts at £79,885 ($103,483) in the United Kingdom.
Speaking of the GT-R Nismo, it has slightly more power at 600 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 481 pound-feet (651 Newton meters) of torque, coming from the same 3.8-liter engine.