The 2017 Nissan GT-R Is Just Part Of The Aging Process

No one could accuse the Nissan GT-R of not changing with the times; or at least not trying to change.

It’s been nearly a decade since the GT-R landed on our shores, but the car has been steadily refined seemingly every year since 2008, be it with more power or more power or…

The 2017 Nissan GT-R, shown Wednesday at the New York Auto Show, is another subtle refinement and keeping up with the times for the venerable and lunatic powerhouse.

Alright, it does look like Nissan designers squeezed a little Maxima grille onto the old GT-R’s face, with the silver V now resting below the badge. It’s not necessarily an improvement to my eye, just a change. Perhaps it goes better with the interior that’s now less button-heavy and might even be nice for a car that can cost six figures.

Yet all of this refinement would sound like the GT-R is getting softer in its old age, were it not for the 20-horsepower bump to a ridiculous 565 horsepower. Ridiculousness just got a little more ridiculous. 

The GT-R’s looks are maturing. No one told its soul about aging, though.

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  • Six_Tymes

    its awesome.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      This would look good with the 2007 GTR wheels.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Trade In anyone?

  • JJ

    Finally a half decent look. The car may be up to scratch now.

  • Matt

    Not really impressed. Interior looks cheap and disjointed, and the front end appears ‘tacked on’.

    May work better in a darker colour.

    • Six_Tymes

      the front design is perfectly matched to the rest of the cars design and doesn’t look “tacked on” at all.

  • Carlos Gamarra

    it’s definitely also hinting the Gran Turismo concept

  • Exterior yes, interior… not that bad but tries too much to be italian… mostly, I don’t see how it’s progress for the design. Forget the colors, this 2016 (2017) car has more plastic, vents that come right from an 80s micra. The GPS seems to be easy, simple to use wich is great, but it also looks after market.

    Oh the front reminds me of the LFA 😮

  • RXG9

    Spelling mistake in the last sentence.


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