$111,585 to be exact. It's bound to go on sale mid-July at select Nissan dealers in United States.
For the 2017 model year, Nissan has prepared what it describes as being “the most significant makeover” of the R35 generation. It has been thoroughly revised both inside and out while the biturbo 3.8-liter V6 packs an additional 20 horsepower for a total of 565 hp. In addition, the sequential six-speed, dual-clutch gearbox is faster and smoother than before. On top of that, most of the styling revisions come to further improve the car’s aerodynamic efficiency.
The first of the four grade levels of the 2017 GT-R, Premium comes with semi-aniline leather available in Amber Red, Ivory, and the new Rakuda Tan finish. Standard equipment is quite generous, including among others the latest NissanConnectSM setup with support for navigation, mobile apps, and services. For the new model year, the capacitive touchscreen has grown in size from seven to eight inches and the infotainment system should be easier to use since the number of switches has been reduced from the previous 27 to just 11.
If you go for the 2017 GT-R Premium, you’ll be able to use a smartphone to remotely lock and unlock the doors, as well as turn on the alarm, activate emergency services, and track the car in the unfortunate case it gets stolen.
Nissan mentions it will announce pricing details for the other three trims in the near future. For now we only know the Premium has a MSRP of $109,990, plus $1,595 destination and handling.
Our own executive editor Seyth Miersma drove the 2017 Nissan GT-R this week in Belgium, so be sure to check out his review sometime next week to find out whether the upgrades do really make a difference.
2017 Nissan GT-R
Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2017 Nissan GT-R Premium
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced pricing of $109,990* USD for the new 2017 Nissan GT-R Premium model, which goes on sale beginning in mid-July at select Nissan dealers in the United States.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R represents the most significant makeover to the iconic supercar since making its debut at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show before its launch in the U.S. as a 2009 model. It offers a fresh look inside and out, as well as major driving performance enhancements and key new features. All aspects of the vehicle are enhanced to broaden the appeal to customers seeking both GT (Grand Touring) and R (Racing) experiences – including new dynamic styling and 565 horsepower, an increase of 20 HP, as well as a standard Titanium exhaust system.
The enhancements to the new GT-R focus on five key areas – exterior design, interior refinement, driving performance, ride comfort and advanced technology – all with the intent to create new levels of refinement and excitement.
The GT-R's new dynamic styling is both attractive and functional. The new V-motion grille, one of Nissan's latest design signatures, has been enlarged to provide better engine cooling and now features a matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern. A new hood, featuring pronounced character lines flowing flawlessly from the grille, has been reinforced to enhance stability during high speed driving. One new four-coat premium exterior paint color, Blaze Metallic, has been added to the exterior paint palette.
Inside the cabin, the new premium interior design features an instrument panel wrapped in hand-selected Nappa leather and a revised front seat design for enhanced comfort and holding performance. The simplified switch layout reduces the number of switches from 27 in the previous design to just 11, while an 8-inch capacitive touch panel monitor replaces the previous 7-inch design. In addition, the paddle shifters are now mounted on the steering wheel, allowing drivers to make mid-turn gear changes without taking their hands off the wheel.
The interior of the Premium Edition, featuring semi-aniline leather, offers three different options: the newly added Rakuda Tan, as well as Amber Red and Ivory. The 2017 GT-R Premium also adds standard NissanConnectSM with Navigation, Mobile Apps and Services, which allows users to use a smartphone to remotely lock or unlock the car doors, activate the alarm, summon emergency services or track the car if it is stolen.
The new 2017 GT-R now offers 565 horsepower, an increase of 20 HP versus the 2016 model, with a flatter torque curve for enhanced on-demand acceleration. Among the powertrain changes is a new Titanium exhaust system – standard on GT-R Premium models – which combines with new Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement technologies to filter out unwanted noise and retain excitement during spirited driving. Acoustic glass and targeted sound dampening help reduce the intrusion of wind and road noise into the GT-R cabin.
The 2017 GT-R Premium is the first of four 2017 GT-R grade levels. Prices for additional 2017 GT-R trim levels will be announced at a later date.