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.
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.
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.
Gallery: 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO
- New 2017 GT-R NISMO – the extreme iteration of Nissan's GT-R supercar – priced at $174,990 USD1
- Fresh new look inside and out for the 2017 model year
- Unmatched performance2 anchored by 600-horsepower3 high-capacity turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 and advanced independent rear transaxle all-wheel drive system
- Enhanced body structure allows further refinement of the unique NISMO suspension tuning
- New interior design features Nappa leather-wrapped instrument panel, 8-inch capacitive touch panel monitor, new steering wheel mounting of paddle shifters and new lightweight seat design
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced pricing of $174,9901 USD for the new 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO in conjunction with its North American debut at the Japanese Classic Car Show at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The annual JCCS is regarded as the largest gathering of Japanese heritage enthusiasts in the country and attracts nearly 400 private heritage cars and more than 7,000 spectators.
The new GT-R NISMO is on sale now at certified Nissan GT-R dealers nationwide. The new 2017 GT-R Premium model went on sale early this summer.
Now in its third year of availability, the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO delivers factory tuned supercar dynamics with advanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling. Developed by NISMO, the brand's motorsport specialists, the GT-R NISMO model is available in very limited numbers in North America. The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO is highlighted by a fresh look inside and out, as well as driving performance enhancements.
2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices1 (MSRP) for the 2017 Nissan GT-R:
Destination and Handling $1,595.
"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," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "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."
About the 2017 GT-R NISMO
The GT-R NISMO'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.
Unique NISMO body features include carbon fiber front and rear bumpers, black outside mirrors with red stripe and carbon fiber side sills and emblem treatment. The GT-R NISMO's handmade dry carbon rear spoiler features a special coating that allows carbon fiber "weave" to be felt by the touch. The lightweight dry carbon fiber material is also incredibly strong4.
The new GT-R NISMO also benefits from the 2017 GT-R Premium's refreshed interior, whose cabin possesses a more upscale feel than ever before. The redesigned dashboard and steering wheel are covered with high-quality Alcantara® suede. NISMO racers influenced the design of the dark gray with red stripe steering wheel, with three spokes, red center mark and red stitching to give a strong combination of grip, feedback and comfort.
The center stack layout has been improved and simplified, with the number of integrated navigation and audio controls reduced from 27 switches in the previous model to only 11 in the 2017 version.
In addition, an enlarged 8-inch touch-panel monitor featuring large icons on the display screen make it simple to use, while a new Display Command control on the carbon fiber center console allows easy operation without having to touch the monitor. Unique to GT-R NISMO are the leather-appointed Recaro® seats with red synthetic suede inserts.
The 2017 GT-R NISMO's 600-horsepower VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 is rated at 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque3 – representing increases of 35 horsepower and 14 lb-ft of torque versus 2017 GT-R Premium models. The engine's high-flow, high-capacity turbochargers are similar to those used for GT3 racing and offer improved breathing. Optimized individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump (versus standard models) help improve combustion. A special lightweight Titanium exhaust system is also standard.
The VR38DETT V6 is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race car-like speeds.
The 4-wheel independent suspension receives unique NISMO tuning, with reduced weight and additional roll stiffness. Additional adhesive bonding (in addition to spot welding) helps increase body shell rigidity.
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