Australian Specs & Prices Revealed for 2017 Nissan GT-R
Nissan’s highly-anticipated 2017 GT-R is the fastest yet. It’s also the most expensive to-date…
No sooner had we told you about the 2017 Nissan GT-R going on sale in Japan than the full details of its Australian release were revealed.
First up, Australian buyers will get a choice of three GT-Rs: the Premium Edition, the Premium Edition with Luxury Trim, and the “Track Edition Engineered By Nismo” (that we talked about briefly in the link above).
If you were hoping to get your hands on one for less than $200k you’re in luck. Despite price hikes across the board, the entry-level Premium Edition will go on sale for $189,000 (plus on-road costs), while the luxury trim variant will set you back $195,000 (plus on-road costs). However, the “Track Edition Engineered By Nismo” tops the line-up at $227,000 (plus on-road costs).
The new NISMO-engineered Track Edition boasts the same forged wheels, front guards, and front and rear suspension as the upcoming upcoming GT-R Nismo. And while we still don’t know how much that model will cost when it’s launched here in Australia, it’s expected to come with a price tag close to the $250,000 (plus on-road costs) mark.
If you’re thinking that the GT-R seems more expensive than before, you’re right. Nissan says, though, that the price increases are justified because the 2017 model features revised styling, a revamped interior and more power from its 3.8-litre V6 engine. In fact, it is being billed as having the biggest set of changes since the R35 GT-R was first launched in Australia back in 2009.
The 2017 GT-R’s engine has been tweaked to achieve an extra 15kW, bringing its total power up to 419kW at 6800rpm. Moreover, the peak torque figure of 632Nm is available across 60% of the GT-R’s rev spectrum.
A new titanium exhaust rounds off the GT-R and improves heat management with the help of a NACA duct located in the GT-R’s undertray, which directs air towards the rear and aids with the extraction of hot air.
On the inside, the 2017 GT-R is now a much more comfortable (and quieter) place to be. That’s thanks to the cabin’s Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology and an acoustic windscreen.
Despite the price hikes, the GT-R remains one of the more affordable supercars on the market, and
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