Revised 2017 Nissan GT-R: prices, specs & full details
New Nissan GT-R supercar gets revised styling, a new interior and more power for 2017
Full details of the revised 2017 Nissan GT-R have been revealed, ahead of the car going on sale in the UK later this year and making its public UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will be raced up the famous hillclimb route.
Pricing for the new car starts at £79,995 for the entry-level Pure model, rising to £81,995 for a Pure With Recaro model. Prestige models start at £82,495 or £83,495, depending on your choice of leather. The ultimate Track Edition starts at £91,995.
Despite it being a revision of the current car (which seems to be in a constant state of development anyway), Nissan says that these changes are “the most significant since the model was introduced in 2007”. This means there are some slight styling tweaks – inside and out – as well as some more power from the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine. Nissan has also tweaked the suspension.
2017 Nissan GT-R design
The most noticeable design changes are found up front. The GT-R now features a matt-finished ‘V-motion’ grille, which brings it more into line – styling-wise at least – with the company’s other cars, like the Nissan Qashqai and Nissan X-Trail. It’s not just a design gimmick, either, as it allows more air into the engine, improving both power and cooling.
Down the sides, there are even more prominent side skirts, while the rear has a re-designed bumper, with air vents situated next to the quad exhausts.
There are some fairly major changes inside, too, with improvements in both design and quality. The dashboard is now covered entirely in leather and there’s a new eight-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, which can also be operated using controller on the centre console.
Like previous versions of the GT-R, there will also be a display for important information about the car, including fluid temperatures, a turbocharger boost gage and oil pressure indicator.
As well as being easier to use, the GT-R looks fresher, inside, too, with fewer buttons cluttering things up. Also, the previous models’ circular air vents have been replaced by horizontal ones, sitting beneath the new screen. Finishing off the interior modifications is a new steering wheel, which now has the gearshift paddles attached to it, rather than the steering column.
Naturally, there are some pretty significant changes under the skin, too. The 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 produces 562bhp – a 20bhp increase – and Nissan claims that acceleration in the middle of the rev range has been improved thanks to more boost from the turbochargers and a wider spread of power at all speeds. Nissan has also tweaked the gearbox to make changes smoother and quieter, while titanium exhaust mufflers from the current GT-R Nismo model mean the new version makes more noise, too.
Chassis & suspension
Unsurprisingly, Nissan has also been fiddling about with the suspension and has made the body considerably stiffer, which should mean the car should corner even faster than before.
Equipment & specification
At each corner, there are new 20-inch ‘Y-spoke’ alloy wheels, while you’ll also be able to specify a new shade of orange paint and more leather if you go for the new Prestige specification. These mdoesl can be had with a multitude of different coloured leather upholstery, including Black, Tan, Ivory or Red. The company is also claiming that this is the most comfortable GT-R ever.
Price & on sale date
Pricing for the new Nissan GT-R starts at £79,995 for the entry-level Pure model, rising to £91,995 for the hardcore Track Edition. There’s no official word on when orders for the new car will open, but we expect it to be soon.
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