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2016 NYIAS: 2017 Nissan GT-R Gets New Look and More Power

At a glance:

  • The 2017 Nissan GT-R gets an upgraded design highlighted by the new ‘V-Motion’ grille.
  • Power from the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 has been upgraded by 20 horsepower and 4 lb-ft of torque.
  • The interior has been upgraded with options like nappa leather and NissanConnect infotainment with Navigation.
  • Sales start this summer.


Godzilla made a huge bang at the 2016 New York Auto Show with a new 2017 model year version that has been slightly upgraded in many ways. Nissan said that the 2017 Nissan GT-R features the most significant upgrades since the new model made its debut in 2007.

Right off the bat, the 2017 Nissan GT-R’s 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6 has been upgraded to produce 565 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 467 lb-ft of torque. The upgrade in power comes from the tuning of the individual ignition timing control of the cylinders and extra boost from the turbochargers.

Visually, the 2017 Nissan GT-R features the brand’s new signature ‘V-Motion’ grille, a new hood, redesigned front lip spoilers and front bumpers, and new LED tail lamps. The changes to the exterior of the 2017 Nissan GT-R also keep the drag coefficient at 0.26, offering more stability at high speeds.

The interior of the 2017 Nissan GT-R has also been upgraded with more premium materials like nappa leather, an 8-inch display that replaces the outgoing 7-inch display, a reduction of buttons from 27 to just 11, shift paddles that are now mounted directly to the steering wheel, and much more. The 2017 Nissan GT-R also comes standard with the new NissanConnect infotainment system with Navigation, apps and services that allow you to lock, unlock and start the GT-R right from your smartphone.

Sales of the 2017 Nissan GT-R will start this summer. Stay tuned for pricing details.



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