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New York 2016 2017 Nissan GT-R

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New York 2016 2017 Nissan GT-R

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We mentioned a week or so ago that a new 2017 Nissan GT-R was expected to appear at the New York Auto Show and appear it did. The newest version of one of the sweetest cars around certainly didn’t disappoint and Nissan were rightly proud.

Now in its tenth year, the 2017 Nissan GT-R gets a bit of a makeover. The biggest makeover since launch in fact. The first thing you notice is a reworked front end. The larger ‘V-motion’ grille allows more air to flow into the engine and still looks the part. The hood is also new, as are the side sills and vents. Yet the stature and heritage of this car remains strong.

Finally, that orange colour, Blaze Metallic, is THE colour of choice.

Inside, the interior looks much better. A more premium look with better materials and more integrated controls is just what it needed. A reshaped dashboard is now adorned with Nappa leather, the shifter paddles are now on the wheel, a new 8 inch touchscreen is a definite upgrade, as is the simplification of all the controls.

Here is a video from Nissan highlighting the new car.

Mechanical changes
It isn’t just about the looks though, although they are important. A more rigid structure and revised suspension improve handling through corners and at speed while new sound absorption materials and acoustic glass make the 2017 Nissan GT-R a much quieter place to be.

A new titanium exhaust and new Active Sound Enhancement have been introduced to make the right noise at the right time, so that signature exhaust note is now more lovely than ever. Although we have yet to hear it in the flesh.

The beloved hand built 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 remains but with a few new tweaks. Thanks to new ignition timing and extra boost for each cylinder, the engine now delivers 565 hp and 467 lb-ft of torque. An increase of 20 hp over the previous model. While it doesn’t sound much, improvements in handling and a much smoother six speed dual clutch transmission means putting that power down has never been easier.

Production of the new 2017 Nissan GT-R is slated for later this year. Expect it to hit dealerships perhaps Q4 2016 with prices yet to be announced.

The current Nissan GT-R is an awesome machine that deserves respect. Visit Collins Nissan, 155 Scott Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2N 1H3 to see what we have in stock!

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