2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO: Perfectionism

Published on May 27, 2016 in News by Frédérick Boucher-Gaulin

Since the updated Nissan GT-R was shown at the New York Auto Show, we expected to see a new NISMO variant, which typically follows the "base" version by a few months.

Under the hood, no changes: the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 remains, still pumping out 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque.

Nissan focused its work on the aerodynamics: The GT-R features a larger front grille for better cooling, a reinforced hood that won’t ripple at high speeds and lower skirts that have been optimized to the GT-R’s new exterior.

The suspension and chassis has been tuned specifically for this new GT-R; according to the manufacturer, cornering speed and slalom times have been improved by 2% each. The manufacturer hasn’t published exact numbers yet, but if we take into account the fact that the sportiest of the GT-R models dominated the Nurburgring for a long time, we can reasonably say that the newcomer won’t be slow.

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare by emailShare on redditShare on Pinterest

ℹ️ By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described in our Privacy Policy. ×