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Why We Want to Drive the New 2017 Nissan GT-R

It may seem obvious that some people want to drive the 2017 Nissan GT-R, however, have they ever listed the reasons why they want to drive the new 2017 Nissan GT-R? Well, here are our reasons and some of them may surprise you.

 

The 2017 GT-R's exterior receives a thorough makeover. The new V-motion grille, one of Nissan's latest design signatures, has been slightly 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. A freshly designed front spoiler lip and front bumpers with finishers situated immediately below the headlamps give the new GT-R the look of a pure-bred racecar, while generating high levels of front downforce.

Fresh redesign

Both the exterior and the interior got a refresh for the 2017 model year. The V-Motion grille is larger for better cooling and sports an updated mesh pattern insert and a new matte chrome finish. A more prominent hood offers flowing lines that have form and function: they enhance stability in high-speed driving.

When all the new exterior changes are taken into consideration, the 2017 Nissan GT-R offers a 0.26 drag coefficient while maintaining the aggressive looks that we’ve all come to love.

 

The 2017 GT-R's exterior receives a thorough makeover. The new "V-motion" grille, one of Nissan's latest design signatures, has been slightly 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. A freshly designed front spoiler lip and front bumpers with finishers situated immediately below the headlamps give the new GT-R the look of a pure-bred racecar, while generating high levels of front downforce.

It gets more plush?

That’s right folks, the already extremely plush (albeit semi-stripped down to save weight) interior is getting a bit better. A single, seamless piece of Nappa leather covering the instrument panel and a new flowing design in the dashboard creates a more appealing environment for front seat occupants.

Drivers will have an easier time with the shifting paddles as they are now mounted to the steering wheel rather than the steering column, and the paddles themselves have been reengineered for an improved feel and sound when used.

An 8-inch screen touchscreen replaces the outgoing 7-inch screen for the infotainment system and a new Display Command control waits on the carbon-fiber center console for your directions.

While the interior has become more comfortable, it’s also coming with less interior choices. Instead of 27 interior color choices, you’ll have just 11.

 

The 2017 GT-R's exterior receives a thorough makeover. The new "V-motion" grille, one of Nissan's latest design signatures, has been slightly 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. A freshly designed front spoiler lip and front bumpers with finishers situated immediately below the headlamps give the new GT-R the look of a pure-bred racecar, while generating high levels of front downforce.

More power

While the engine is the same, a 3.8L V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine, it now achieves 20 more horsepower than the 2016 models. Top output is now 565 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 467-lb.ft. of torque between 3,300 and 5,800 rpm.

These engines are handcrafted by their own Takumi technician.

Connected to the engine is a super smooth dual-clutch transmission that shifts lightning quick while still allowing the engine’s spooling magic to soothe your soul. Other enhancements include a smoother ride quality thanks and a cabin which is quiet due to the active noise cancellation technology and new sound-absorbing materials (the latter of which is said to not diminish engine noise).

 

Dubai, UAE - Nissan has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the fastest ever drift. The record was broken with a speed of 304.96 km/hr and 30 degrees angle using a specially-tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R. Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion and title holder for the Japanese drifting series, clinched the top spot from former record holder Jakub Przygo ski of Poland. The record was set during a special event that took place at Fujairah International Airport, UAE. The record-breaking Nissan GT-R was developed with the support and coordination of Nismo specialists. It was tuned to 1380 HP in order to set the record, and adapted so all the power went to the rear wheels. The GT-R was prepared by GReddy Trust and tested extensively at JapanÕs Fuji Speedway facility with Kawabata at the wheel. The car was set up for agility while maintaining stability and confidence-inspiring handling characteristics - essential when performing such challenging feats. "Once again, Nissan has broken a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title and has made international history for the fifth time in the Middle East," said Samir Cherfan, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East. "The Nissan GT-R is one of the worldÕs most iconic supercars, proving time and again the incredible breadth of its capabilities, and has clearly demonstrated its performance leadership by beating the best drift cars out there. The fact that this achievement was set here in the UAE makes it even more special for our region. Setting this incredibly difficult world record was a clear demonstration of the excitement we are bringing to the Middle East with the Nismo brand."

Drifting king

Of course, one of the biggest reasons we want to drive the 2017 Nissan GT-R is because it just became the King of Drifting by pulling off the fastest drift on record.

A super-tuned 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO edition with more than 1,380 horsepower drifted a 30-degree angle at more than 189 miles per hour.

We know we wouldn’t be able to do a feat such as this, as it took a team of highly trained specialists to accomplish, including the Japanese Drift Champion Masato Kawabata. The record was made at the Fujairah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

 

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We hope we get another chance to drive a Nissan GT-R, this time a 2017 model year. These supercars make your heart melt and your right foot itchy for action.

To test drive your own 2017 Nissan GT-R, please call or visit your local AutoNation Nissan retailer today!

 

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