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PIMS 2016: Nissan GT-R officially launched in the Philippines

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Text: AutoIndustriya.com / Photos: Anton Andres, Brent Co, Mike Sabarre | posted September 14, 2016 12:04

Refreshed GT-R model graces PIMS 2016

The long wait is now over.

After much anticipation, Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) has officially launched the Nissan GT-R in the in the country after they first announced their plan to introduce the GT-R to the Philippine market last November 2015.

Nissan says that the GT-R they launched in the Philippines has the biggest technical update on the R35 GT-R since its original premiere in 2007. While still running on the 3.8 liter VR38DETT twin turbo, power ratings now edge closer to 600 PS. With this update, the 2017 Nissan GT-R now delivers 570 PS and 637 Nm of torque and power is delivered to all four wheels via the ATTESA E-TS all wheel drive system. The 2017 GT-R gets a power hike of 17 PS and 9 Nm of torque over its last model update in 2011. The 2017 GT-R can also has a new titanium exhaust and Active Sound Enhancement to elevate the driving experience.

2017 Nissan GT-R rear quarter

Further attention was given to the car's exterior. For 2017, the GT-R now boasts a larger 'V-Motion' grill, a redesigned bumper and reshaped hood. Nissan says these exterior changes are not just cosmetic but also aid in better cooling and aerodynamics. Nissan has also tweaked the rear quarter panel for better aerodynamics as well as a more aggressive looking rear bumper treatment. Capping off the visual changes made to the exterior are new 20 inch 'Y-spoke' machine-finished forged aluminum wheels. There are seven exterior colors to choose from, namely Katsura Orangem Vibrant Red, Pearl Black, Ultimate Silver, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and Pearl Blue.

2017 Nissan GT-R cockpit

Nissan has also given the 2017 GT-R an redesigned interior. The dash layout has been given a new look which is said to hark back to the days of the early GT-R's with its bigger, rounder vents placed at each corner. In addition, the steering wheel, lower dashboard, door trim, seats and center console are now upholstered in Nappa leather. The automaker has also updated the car's infotainment system as well. Replacing the old 7-inch touchscreen is a bigger 8-inch unit featuring new graphics and repositioned buttons.

2017 Nissan GT-R with Hiroshi Tamura

The 2017 Nissan GT-R will be exclusively available at the Nissan High Performance Center in Quezon Avenue and prices start at Php 7,350,000.