Revealed: 2017 Nissan GT-R
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Revealed: 2017 Nissan GT-R

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Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, the new Nissan GT-R boasts significant body and performance enhancements. The new installment of Nissan’s premier model includes an exterior facelift complete with a new hood and matte chrome finish. Additional exterior enhancements include a “freshly designed front spoiler lip and front bumpers situated immediately below the headlamps,” which make the model look like an authentic, “pure-bred racecar,” according to a company press release. The new design also features an enlarged–but only slightly– “V-motion” grill, which provides better quality engine cooling. The profile of the vehicle was altered to promote better aerodynamics.

The new exterior gives the new GT-R is an aesthetic and aerodynamic improvement.

As for the interior, Nissan essentially gutted the existing dashboard and replaced it with an instrument panel, “wrapped in a single, seamless piece of hand-selected Nappa leather,” states the car maker. The center dash has been simplified and includes navigation and an 8-inch touch screen. Shift paddles have been moved to the new, improved steering wheel.

When it comes to power, the “award-winning” 3.8-liter V6  twin-turbo brings 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque to the table. This is an improvement of 20 hp and 4 lb-ft of torque from the 2016 model. The newly designed six-speed dual-clutch transmission shifts with smoother transition and less noise. Handling and drive experience is enhanced by new suspension and the body-structure changes, which also include brand “new 20-inch 15-spoke forged aluminum wheels,” according to Nissan.

The new and improved, more powerful, more comfortable Nissan GT-R will be available this summer, but no price information has been released at this time. Stay tuned to Autofluence for additional updates as they’re made available.

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