2017 GT-R Nismo is the baddest Nissan ever
The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo has broken cover a lot earlier than we expected. And boy we’re happy it has…
When the updated 2017 Nissan GT-R was revealed earlier this year at the New York Auto Show, we knew that it wouldn’t be long before the car’s revisions found their way onto standard GT-R’s bigger, badder sibling, the GT-R Nismo.
Best guesses would have said to expect at least a year to pass before a Nismo variant was spied, but much to our surprise it’s already here.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo boasts all the standard GT-R’s updates, including a new front grille; better aerodynamics and a stiffer overall chassis. The Nismo GT-R also sports a fair bit of carbon fibre, new wheels and even more aggressive aero, which produces even more downforce.
Some noticeable tweaks have also been made to the Nismo’s chassis, with engineers having reportedly altered the car’s adaptive dampers, springs and sway bars. The end result, Nissan claims, is a GT-R that corners and slaloms better than its standard counterpart – two percent better, in fact.
The Nismo’s 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V-6 outputs 600-horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque, which goes to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox powering all four of its wheels.
On the inside the Nismo is subtle, just like the standard GT-R, but it still features the same Alcantara suede trim on the steering wheel and dashboard. It’s topped off with a set of exclusive leather Recaro seats, while the centre console retains its beautiful carbon fibre look.
Unfortunately, we know nothing at present about potential pricing. For comparison, though, you would have needed around $150,000 to purchase a 2016 Nismo GT-R.
We’ll be sure to update you on any developments as they happen, including more specific price details.