The Nissan GT-R debuted nearly ten years ago in 2007, when it became the halo car for the Nissan brand. Since then, the GT-R’s design and performance have remained surprisingly relevant without any major makeovers since its initial launch. However, the new Nissan GT-R, unveiled in New York at the end of March, is receiving its first significant overhaul since it first appeared in Nissan’s lineup — though it’s good to keep in mind that the new GT-R manages to cut a more modern shape and offer top-of-the-line performance, while still remaining in its first generation.
Exterior changes to the 2017 Nissan GT-R includes a newly redesigned front nose that’s more in line with Nissan’s newer design philosophy. The most notable new feature will be the grille, with its v-shaped lines extending back into the creases on the hood. Additionally, the new LED headlamps follow the lines of the dynamic V-motion grille, and the GT-R will come with a new color option titled Blaze Metallic.
The engine has also undergone some upgrades. Tuned to optimize horsepower and torque output, the GT-R’s engine now provides 565 horsepower, which is an increase of 20 horsepower over the current model. Plus, with features like active noise cancellation, a new titanium exhaust system, a dashboard with an 8-inch touchscreen, and more comfortable seating, the interior looks just as good as the exterior and is more accommodating and quiet than ever.
The new Nissan GT-R was unveiled on March 23rd at the New York International Auto Show, and is expected to hit showrooms across the United States as soon as this upcoming summer. Pricing has not yet been released, but the current model carries a starting MSRP of $101,770.
Are you excited for this great car? We sure are!