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.
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.
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.
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).
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!