2017 Nissan GT-R Brings New Styling Details And More Power [w/Video]

Nissan freshened up the Godzilla once again, upping the power to 565 HP and redesigning the cabin for a more premium feel.

“The GT-R has evolved with each model year, and this new model delivers significant enhancements,” added Schillaci. “From the improved aerodynamic design, to the thoughtful cabin layout, to the even more powerful and responsive driving experience, the new 2017 GT-R pushes the legendary GT-R forward once again.”

The enhancements can be split into five key areas: driving performance, exterior design, interior refinement, ride comfort and advanced technology.

The 2017 GT-R pumps out 565 HP, an increase of 20 HP over the 2016 model. The torque curve is now flatter for enhanced on-demand acceleration, while the new Titanium exhaust system comes with Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement technologies. Acoustic glass and targeted sound dampening should also help reduce wind and road noise inside the cabin.

It also features a fresh look both inside and out, though exterior mods can be a little subtle to spot if you’re not paying close attention. The front end is rocking the new V-motion grille, which has a matte chrome finish, an updated mesh pattern and has been slightly enlarged to provide better cooling. The hood is also new (and reinforced), with pronounced character lines flowing from the grille to the base of the windshield.

Inside, there’s a Nappa leather-wrapped instrument panel and revised front seat designs for enhanced comfort. Nissan has also dialed down the number of switches from 27 in the previous version to just 11, while the 8″ touch screen display replaces the previous 7″ design. Furthermore, the paddle shifters are now mounted on the steering wheel, which allows drivers to make mid-turn gear changes without having to remove their hands from the wheel.

“This new GT-R is the most advanced, most refined and most progressive sports car that Nissan has ever built. And that is saying a lot,” stated Nissan executive VP of marketing & sales Daniele Schillaci. “As the standard bearer for great Japanese engineering and design, the GT-R has always remained true to its character. It symbolizes Nissan’s ability to set the agenda. From the onset, GT-R has pushed the envelope by combining the class and refinement of Grand Touring vehicles with the power and precision of a racing car. This new 2017 GT-R refines the legend in a most powerful way.”

The car on display in New York is a GT-R Premium Edition (the first of four grade levels) that can also be fitted with semi-aniline leather in the newly added Rakuta Tan, as well as Amber Red or Ivory shade. Sales are set to commence this summer at certified GT-R dealerships.

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  • Antony Vidulic

    Stayed Up till 1am in Australia for this
    No Dissapointments

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Lol

  • Carly Brewer

    I nowas call this the 2017 Nissan GT-R Rogue edition.

  • roy

    a better product than before

  • Javokhir_Sam

    Exterior is good but still the interior feels boring and with this facelift it has become even more boring and bland. Some of the details, instrument cluster for example, does not belong to the car of MY2017, not at least 100k dollar sportscar. Not even mentioning ancient light bulb usage in the front headlamp turn signals. Disappointed

    • Tydogg123 .

      Maybe the reason they can offer this car at a relatively affordable price is because they put the money were it matters: engine, power management, reliability – and don’t sweat the turn signal bulbs.

      • Javokhir_Sam

        Well, I don’t think the car with V6 engine is relatively affordable at 100k. And also do you believe LED lights are way more expensive than old school light bulbs?

        • Javokhir_Sam

          It’s just about attention to detail

        • Tydogg123 .

          Regardless of appearance, look at the cars the GT-R competes against and the price is a bargain. It’s a sub 3 second 0-60 car out of the box! I don’t care if it has a V6, V12, or unicorns under the engine – its performance is impressive. And you remember this is still a Nissan, right? Why do you think LED turn signal lights are better anyway? Never mind, I didn’t come on here to argue about something I couldn’t care less about.

          • Javokhir_Sam

            Well, let’s put it this way, I understand what you are on about. Yes, it is a blisteringly fast. But, I wanted everything to be modern in this car, even the lightning (light bulb is not modern, anymore. I wanted up-to-date technologies in everywhere. (especially, instrument cluster). But, Nissan has left some niggles.

          • Roderick

            Listen to yourself. “It’s not hi-tech enough” “I don’t like the light bulb”???? This is a race car & a damn fine one! By yourself a smart phone on wheels sir.

          • Javokhir_Sam

            Well, powertrain wise it really is fine car, I agree. But, I just wanted it to be perfect. And that “light bulb” thing was just an example for the lack of attention to detail. That is my personal view.

          • Exposing B-LIES-Matter

            It’s not a “sub 3 second 0-60 car” unless you are in launch mode. Period. Still 1/4 mile doesn’t determine a car’s true performance abilities that’s old, and something fanboys and YouTube videos post. Just saying. And gtr owners are always on guard because Renault/Nissan is always looking for a reason and opportunity to cancel or void our warranty. I experience this first hand. You watch too much YouTube, and fanboy sights that are misinformed and unreliable. I owned a 2015 and know exactly what is involved with its TRUE performance.

    • MultiKdizzle

      I liked the interior actually .. it feels like a driver-focused cockpit.

      • Javokhir_Sam

        maybe it is likeable for some but it does not feel modern and hi-tech

    • Exposing B-LIES-Matter

      THANK YOU!! Overrated is all I can say. I love how the Nissan salesman blew up my phone for a whole month straight 6 days a week trying to get me to trade in my 15′ for a 17, lol by his own words Nissan is counting on current gtr owners to move the 17’s, duh!!! It’s been that way for the past 7 years or so. I had a shifting issue with my transmission after a day at the track, Nissan fixed it under the warranty then sent me a dear john letter to inform me that they will no longer honor drivetrain repairs under the warranty and if I’d like I can purchase an extended warranty or take responsibility for costs. Really? This is how you do your customers? Luckily my cousin has a repairshop in China and could set me up with parts if needed, I sold it after 2 months to guy who wants to ship it to Africa. I enjoyed the car and don’t have anything negative to say about it except for minor things but the biggest problem I have is with how Renault/Nissan govern their warranty and repairs. Oh and I’m kinda bored with the current design, it’s too played out. By the way you’ll be able to pick it up for under $90k guaranteed. I picked up my brand new 15′ track edition with just 10 miles for $89k before taxes base gtr can go for even less.

  • MarkoS

    Nice! I love any version of this car! I am happy we have not seen the second generation yet.

  • An Existing Person

    This is such an improvement over the current R35, and the extra power makes it just better. The interior is the most significant change, and a great one at that. Hopefully the price doesn’t escalate too much, so I could buy one.

    • Exposing B-LIES-Matter

      Save your money, this thing is just wayyyy to overrated and other than the aesthetic changes not much different than my 15′. Anyway I just got rid of my gtr and right now I’m not sure what I will get but it sure won’t be another gtr. Maybe a used R8 or Porsche gt3, or 996 Turbo.

  • Toss

    Nice interior.

  • Kash

    Meh? I don’t see much of a difference? I’m still waiting for the next Gen tbh.

  • MultiKdizzle

    Decades from now, this car will be considered a classic (if it isn’t already).

    • KenjiK

      It definitely already is.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Time to trade…

    • Exposing B-LIES-Matter

      Save your time and MONEY! Lol!

  • James Moore

    My brain is rejecting the mismatched driver and passenger seat bottoms.

    • KidRed

      I didn’t notice that. Now that I do, that’s just simply not acceptable. I would want matching seats if I spent this type of coin on a car just for aesthetics.

  • LeftLanePrius

    I like it! I think the interior update fits well to the GT aspect of it’s nature. I love the the use of dry carbon over clear coated carbon with the GT-Rs. I can’t explain it, but it real life it feels “closer” to the eye.

  • Astonman

    This interior is much better. I remember when a friend dropped it off for a day. I thought wow this interior screams 1980’s with the squared off designs and cheap plastic. Like the new interior but those puffy “sport seats” with the large wrinkles looks like someone took it to cheap re-upholstery place. Man it looks like a Lazy-boy!

  • S3XY

    some weak ass LED DRL’s!

    pretty much looks the same. wouldn’t even call that a facelift

  • Exposing B-LIES-Matter

    GTR=😴💤💤💤 it’s also getting very boring to even look at. I don’t know what Renault/Nissan is thinking but the fact that each year they build fewer and fewer gtr’s is a tell tale sign that they’re trying a little too hard with not so good results.