After debuting the standard model in March, Nissan offered up a first look at the 2017 GT-R NISMO this week on the famous Nürburgring race course, known as the one of the longest and most challenging race tracks in the world.
Like the standard model, the NISMO’s front end features an refreshed face, highlighted by a new bumper. And, to help cool its high-output engine, the dark chrome V-motion grille has been enlarged to collect more air, without diminishing the aerodynamic performance.
A new, significantly reinforced hood avoids deformation at extremely high speeds, allowing it to keep its aerodynamic shape at all times. But, unlike the standard model, the front bumpers are made of carbon fiber, crafted with TAKUMI-like precision. The canards improve airflow around the vehicle and generate a high level of downforce, while at the same time, direct air around the wheelhouse improve the aerodynamics as well.
According to Nissan, the car’s new shape generates more downforce than any other Nissan production car to date.
Inside, the new GT-R NISMO also gets a refreshed interior, offering a more upscale feel than ever before. The redesigned dashboard, steering wheel and center armrest are covered with high-quality Alcantara leather. The center dash layout has been both improved and simplified via integrated navigation and audio controls (reducing the number of switches) and an enlarged 8-inch touch-panel monitor has been added, featuring large icons on the display screen make it simple to use. The GT-R NISMO also gets leather-appointed Recaro carbon bucket seats with red Alcantara inserts.
As for the power, it comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, producing over 591 horsepower.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO is available in five different exterior colors.