Nissan is treating its GT-R fans this week. After the earlier breakdown of the “base” 2017 GT-R, Nissan is now revealing details of the hopped-up Nismo version.
Just like the 2016 Nismo, this GT-R has 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque being sent through a six-speed dual clutch automatic. We expect this one will be good for about the same 3-second run to 60 mph as the current car.
Changes to the new GT-R Nismo are focused on handling and stability. The body structure of the base GT-R has been stiffened for the 2017 model year, prompting Nissan to tweak the Nismo specific shocks, springs and stabilizers. On top of that, bodywork has been modified to provide more downforce at speed. A reinforced hood, stiffer carbon fiber front bumper and redesigned canards help provide a slipperier shape and direct wind. To help feed more cool air into the mill the grille has been enlarged as much as possible without affecting other aero bits.
This Nismo gets an updated interior featuring fewer buttons than the previous GT-R on its center stack. This version also gets special Nismo leather Recaro seats fitted with red suede inserts. Swaths of Alcantara suede cover the dash and steering wheel taking the place of leather from the last model.
We’ll get our hands on the 2017 GT-R later this year, so stay tuned for a full drive review.