Chris Harris Is Blown Away By 2017 Nissan GT-R On Track

Since its debut back in 2007, the Nissan GT-R has consistently remained one of the world’s fastest supercars, despite never being the most powerful model in its class.

It basically goes to show just what a tremendous job Nissan did with the car, boosting power ever so slightly throughout the years, to where this latest iteration is good for 570 PS and 637 Nm (467 lb-ft) of torque.

This means you’ll be getting up to a top speed of 315 km/h (195 mph) and accelerating to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3 seconds, which according to Chris Harris, helps the GT-R compete with pretty much anything else on the road.

The Top Gear presenter sampled the 2017 GT-R on the track as well as on the road, where he said that it’s a much more enjoyable long-distance cruiser now that Nissan have softened it up a bit.

On the track, however, it was the GT-R’s ability to put its power down following any sort of a slide that blew Harris away. Whether it was understeering or oversteering, and whether that oversteer was due to applying power or simply lifting off, the Godzilla feasted on the wet tarmac below in a way that such a heavy car really shouldn’t be able to.

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  • aaronbbrown

    A decade after the R35 came out and it still sets the standard that forced every major performance car manufacture to rethink and redesign to try to match it.

    And still today for the price nobody has done so, no other manufacturer produces a comparable car.

    That shows just what an amazing accomplishment this vehicle was and still is today.

    If you had told people in the car business back in the 70s the Nissan would be the manufacture to do this, they all would’ve laughed at you.

    • Six_Tymes

      I agree. Its going to be tough for them to top themselves with the next Gen. But I hope they do.

    • Blake O

      Another moronic Hillary voter has spoken.

  • fluffy

    this was from January?

  • LeStori

    Still looks like a child only a mother would love. With Speed limits becoming lower and lower around the World ,at least make the car look ‘decent’.

  • getoffme

    The GT-R does defy physics.

  • Six_Tymes

    Chris Harris, still the best reviewer.

  • alexxx

    still one of my favorite cars…well done nissan…

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