The Nissan GTR is a performance icon with a cult following, and now Godzilla has grown even more powerful in its latest incarnation. This is the 2017 Nissan GTR and whilst remaining an R35 facelift and not an all-new model, it is still a force to be reckoned with.
Pulsing at the core of this Japanese icon is the 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine we have come to know over the years. Built in a hermetically sealed lab, this precision tool of performance now produces 562 BHP and 470 lb ft of torque. To put that into perspective, the latest Porsche 911 Turbo produces 533 BHP. A six speed dual clutch paddle shift transmission, that has been engineered for reduced noise and smoother shifts, send power to all four wheels. Nissan still haven’t released performance figures for the 2017 Nissan GTR but with more grunt expect it to be faster than its predecessors 0-60 MPH time of just 2.7 seconds. A new titanium exhaust system claims to bring the noise.
Externally the 2017 Nissan GTR receives a few nips and tucks including a revised grill intake for better airflow management, a new set of alloy wheels, alterations to the front splitter profile, the diffuser is tweaked for stability, and this loud “Katsura Orange” paint is now offered. If you look very closely you can also see the bonnet has also been tweaked.
Inside the changes are much more prominent. Quality of materials and intricacy in design have taken a step up with more leather and a less cluttered console. An 8 inch touchscreen infotainment display has drastically reduced the number of buttons. Refinement has also been improved with an increase in sound deadening materials. A new set of sports seats are said to offer more support for the driver.
The 2017 Nissan GTR hits showrooms this autumn. Expect it to cost around £80,000.