2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition to debut at NY motor show this month

2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition to debut at NY motor show this month

With the same (565HP) engine as the base model, but lots of Nismo goodies, the 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition promises the best of both worlds. 

The 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition will slot in between the Premium model and the scorching-hot Nismo version. If the name sounds familiar it’s because Nissan offered a Track Edition for the GT-R’s 2014 year.

Set to be unveiled at the New York Motor Show later this month, the GT-R Track Edition uses the same engine as the base model – a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V-6 that produces 565-horsepower. Despite not boasting the 600-horsepower Nismo engine, the Track Edition gets a host of other Nismo upgrades.

With a titanium exhaust as standard; a more aggressive front bumper; carbon fibre rear spoiler; reinforced bonnet; and 20-inch forged alloy NISMO wheels, as well as four-wheel independent suspension setup tuned by NISMO, the 2017 GT-R Track Edition is clearly in a different class to the base model.

Extra adhesive bonding (in addition to spot welding) will increase the Track Edition’s rigidity vs. the GT-R Premium model.

And, while there’s been no word on performance figures, the array of upgrades should give the Track Edition a considerable edge when it comes to handling. Obviously, though, it’s not going to oust the Nismo edition anytime soon from its throne.

On the inside, the Track Edition sports a red and black theme, with leather-upholstered Recaro seats; the NissanConnect infotainment system (with navigation and access to mobile apps); and a Bose audio system.

The 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition will be priced from USD$129,585 (AUD$169,858). That’s quite a saving over the USD$176,685 (AUD$231,596) Nismo version and less than USD$20k more than the Premium model.

Exact production figures are still unknown, but we do know that Nissan will be making these Track Edition Godzillas to order, in either red, black, silver, white or an orangey Blaze Metallic.


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