Published on March 24th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
2017 Nissan GT-R Debuts at New York… Finally!
The new 2017 Nissan GT-R, made its global debut today at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. It features the most significant makeover to the iconic supercar since its launch in 2007 which includes a fresh look inside and out, as well as major driving performance enhancements and key new features.
In presenting the 2017 GT-R to an assembly of international automotive and business media Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president, Global Marketing & Sales, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. stated: “This new GT-R is the most advanced, most refined and most progressive sports car that Nissan has ever built. And that is saying a lot.”
The enhancements to the new GT-R focus on five key areas – exterior design, interior refinement, driving performance, ride comfort and advanced technology – all with the intent to create new levels of refinement and excitement.
The GT-R’s new dynamic styling is both attractive and functional. The new V-motion grille, one of Nissan’s latest design signatures, has been slightly enlarged to provide better engine cooling and now features a matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern. One new four-coat premium exterior paint colour, Blaze Metallic, has been added to the exterior paint palette.
Inside the cabin, the new premium interior design features an instrument panel wrapped in hand selected Nappa leather. The number of switches have been reduced from the previous 27 to just 11, made possible by introducing an 8-inch touch screen to replace the old 7-inch screen.
Now comes what we all would agree to be the most important factor: output. The new 2017 GT-R now offers 565 horsepower (at 6800rpm), an increase of 20 hp versus the 2016 model, with a flatter torque curve (637Nm) for enhanced on-demand acceleration. Among the powertrain changes is a new Titanium exhaust system – standard on GT-R Premium models – which combines with new Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement technologies to filter out unwanted noise and retain excitement during spirited driving. Acoustic glass and targeted sound dampening help reduce the intrusion of wind and road noise into the GT-R cabin.
As for the transmission, no surprises, really – 6-speed dual clutch. The GT-R Premium, the first of four 2017 GT-R grade levels, goes on sale at select GT-R Certified Nissan retailers in summer 2016.