The Nissan GT-R, or “Godzilla” if you’re a serious fan of the supercar, is back and better than ever this model year. Although this statement may seem cliché, the car does get a round of updates that not only add horsepower to the speed demon, but also increase its aerodynamic properties and luxury elements. According to Nissan, this is the “most significant makeover” since the car first arrived on the U.S. market. Get the details on the 2017 Nissan GT-R below!
New V6 Powerplant
The GT-R is powered by an all-new 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that makes a whopping 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque, a steady hike on last year’s output. This boost of power comes from new developments like tweaked turbos and individual ignition-timing controls on the cylinders. A dual-clutch six speed gearbox continues to be the sole transmission offered.
If you’re planning to take the newest GT-R out for a test drive in Phoenix, you’ll also pick up on how quiet the ride is. Thanks to developments like Active Sound Enhancement, Active Noise Cancellation, sound insulation, an acoustic glass windshield and a titanium exhaust, the GT-R is even more refined this model year.
Refreshed Styling Makes the GT-R Even Hotter
The GT-R does not simply catch attention, it demands it, and a front-end facelift only makes the supercar even fiercer. The updates include a new hood, spoiler lip and bumper, as well as a larger grille for improved engine cooling. The V-motion grille also receives a new pattern and matte chrome treatment. Other exterior modifications include wider side sills, added air vents to the rear bumper and a new exterior color choice: Blaze Metallic.
Godzilla’s new look pairs nicely with existing features, like LED headlights, four-ring taillights, quad-tip exhaust and 20-inch wheels.
Luxuriously Appointed Cabin
The GT-R’s mind-blowing performance is matched by a stunning interior, which now comes in three new colors: Amber Red, Ivory and Rakuda Tan. The handsome new dashboard design with Nappa leather instrument panel inserts adds “horizontal flow” to the entire cabin. The cockpit also feels more driver-oriented with a simplified center console and new wheel-mounted shift paddles.
Other cabin highlights include lighter front seats with new side bolsters, available leather upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen with Nissan Connect, an 11-speaker Bose sound system, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.