Improved aerodynamics, better handling, and more power for the most track-focused GT-R available on the market.

Nissan has disclosed the pricing for the 2017 GT-R Nismo in the United States. Now in its third year of production, the most track-focused GT-R available on the market is available at $174,990 without the destination and handling taxes. Its launch comes in conjunction with its North American debut at the Japanese Classic Car Show at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.

The 2017 GT-R Nismo made its official debut back in May this year at the famous Nurburgring track in Germany. The facelift brought similar revisions like the ones found in the regular GT-R, which we tested this summer. These include body changes for improved aerodynamics and fresher look.

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO

But what’s more important, the VR38DETT 3.8-liter biturbo V6 engine now delivers 600 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 481 pound-feet (651 Newton meters) of torque – an increase of 35 hp (26 kW) and 14 lb-ft (19 Nm) of torque versus the 2017 GT-R Premium models. The Japanese company explains the motor’s high-flow, high-capacity turbochargers are similar to those used for GT3 racing and offer improved breathing, while optimized individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump help improve combustion.

The unit is connected to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which can be “driver selected to shift at race car-like speeds.” The engineers of the company have also retuned the shock absorbers, stabilizers, and springs to improve the handling.

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Step inside the cabin and you will find new and more comfortable seats, steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, improved acoustic treatment, and a new larger eight-inch display for the infotainment system.

“Last spring, our most exclusive and fastest road-going GT-R ever, the 2017 NISMO, made its global debut at the famed Nürburgring race course, where the Nissan GT-R's potent performance was honed, tuned and developed,” Michael Bunce, vice president product planning at Nissan North America, comments “Now, as it readies to hit the streets of North America, it's fitting that it does so among a gathering of the Nissan and Datsun heritage cars that paved the way for this ultimate expression of Nissan innovation and performance.”

Additional information is available at the press release section below.

Source: Nissan

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