Nissan will bring both the 2017 GT-R and GT-R NISMO to the Good Festival of Speed for their UK debut. Goodwood says Nissan is bringing a “few additional surprises to this year’s Festival of Speed, but would not reveal what they were. This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from June 23 to June 26. The new 2017 Nissan GT-R should be a big hit with performance enthusiasts.
GT-R holds the record
The GT-R is no stranger to the UK event as it holds the fastest supercar time up the 1.16-mile course. The performance car set the fastest time at 49.27 seconds in 2014. Briton Jann Mardenborough set the record in the GT-R NISMO N-Attack.
The NISMO racing driver will be behind the wheel of the 2017 Nissan GT-R as he powers up the legendary hillclimb. The newly remodeled 2017 version will likely make a dramatic first UK appearance as it screams up the hillclimb course.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R gets significant upgrades over the previous generation model. It gets a long list of enhanced equipment that includes standard Titanium exhaust system, Active Sound Enhancement, refined interior and more horsepower under the hood. The new 2017 GT-R’s 3.8-liter V6 produces 565 horsepower, an increase of 20 horsepower over the 2016 model. Nissan says the flatter torque curve “enhances on-demand acceleration.”
The new 2017 GT-R NISMO, tuned by Nissan’s global motorsport arm, will also be on hand with its remodeled front end. It features a freshened face highlighted by an aggressive new fascia. It gets an enlarged dark chrome “V-motion” grill to help cool the high-output 3.8-liter V6 powerplant. It still produces an impressive 600hp and 481 lb ft of torque.
As well as the first UK appearances of Nissan’s flagship high-performance 2017 GT-R and GT-R NISMO at Goodwood, the Japanese automaker is promising a few additional surprises at this year’s Festival of Speed. Stay tuned.
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