Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Nissan | posted May 30, 2016 09:22
Updated GT-R Nismo world debut at the Nurburgring racecourse
The new 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo has just made its world debut at the Nurburgring racecourse and it is set to whet the appetites of GT-R lovers all around the world.
In order to help cool the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, the dark chrome ‘V-motion’ grille has been enlarged in order to scoop more air in while also keeping its aerodynamic properties.
The hood has been greatly reinforced to prevent it from deformation at extremely high speeds while the front bumper has been layered with carbon-fiber sheets in order to achieve the proper amount of stiffness.
Aerodynamics of the new 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo has also been vastly improved, including air going into the vehicle’s wheelhouse making this the only Nissan production car that generates the most amount of downforce.
The cabin has been redesigned to provide a more classy finish. The dashboard and steering wheel are covered with high-quality Alcantara suede and it now comes with an 8-inch touch-panel monitor and a new Display Command control on the carbon fiber center console.
Coming in exclusively to the GT-R Nismo are the leather-appointed Recaro® seats with red synthetic suede inserts.
To upgrade its ride and performance, the body structure has been stiffened and the suspension improved with Bilstein® DampTronic driver-adjustable system ‘which utilizes multiple vehicle inputs to provide appropriate damping forces and high level of control for a variety of driving situations.’
It also comes with a special Nismo-tuned shock absorber that is more effective at implementing all of the vehicle’s 608 PS on the road surface.
"The GT-R Nismo emphasizes the 'R' in its nomenclature. Its direct ties with racing make it at home on any racetrack, providing the highest levels of excitement and exhilaration for the driver. With the 2017 GT-R as a starting point, the new Nismo version has become a more well-balanced machine, with not just increased performance, but a heightened premium feel overall. It is the result of our ongoing pursuit of ultimate driving pleasure," said Hiroshi Tamura, Chief Product Specialist, GT-R.