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2017 Nissan GT-R

2017 Nissan GT-R
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  • Nissan GT-R
  • Year:
    2017
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  • Engine:
    V6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    565
  • Torque @ RPM:
    467
  • Displacement:
    3.8 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.9 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    196 mph
  • Price:
    111585 (Est.)
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Godzilla gets a new look inside and out, and a surprising bump in power output

Now that the New York Auto Show has kicked off, we’re excited to announce that we’ve laid eyes on the refreshed 2017 Nissan GT-R. Thanks to a thorough makeover, the GT-R sports a fresh front end, a more refined rear end, and a new look inside as well. While all this is fun to talk about, most of the changes to the exterior are for optimized aerodynamics.

Hiroshi Tamura, Nissan’s Chief Product Specialist for the GT-R, Z-Car, and NISMO, said, “The new GT-R delivers a heart-pounding driving experience at all times, on any road, for whoever sits in the driver’s seat. We have continued to push its performance boundaries to the limit – it’s even more potent than before. At the same time, refinement has been added to take the driving experience to an entirely new level. We’re proud to bring you what we feel is the ultimate GT-R that possesses amazing performance, newfound civility, and a rich racing history.”

That’s right, unlike most refreshed vehicles, Nissan actually managed to squeeze a little more juice out of the GT-R’s 3.8-liter V-6, and that in itself is worth talking about. So, with that said, let’s dive on into the 2017 GT-R and go over all these new developments that promise to make Nissan’s resident and most desired sports car that much more awesome than before.

Updated 06/01/2016: Nissan announced U.S. prices for the 2017 GT-R. Check the "Prices" section to see how much it costs and what does it bring new when compared to the 2016 model year.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Nissan GT-R.

 

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This is a race you wouldn’t dare miss

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We get to see these two heavy hitters in that environment courtesy of Carwow, but this particular race isn’t just between the M5 Competition and the GT-R. A third participant is involved, and it’s one of the most feared two-wheeled killers in the market: the Ducati Panigale V4R. This is a three-vehicle competition, and the stakes just went to the next level. Does the Panigale V4R have a chance against a heavily tuned M5 Competition and a souped-up Godzilla or is it going to fall flat on its face?

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2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo - Driven

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The R35 Nissan GT-R has been on the market since 2009, so it’s getting pretty long in the tooth. Be that as it may, car enthusiasts everywhere paint it as one of the world’s best cars. It is, quite literally, one of the fastest point-to-point cars on the planet, something it can lay claim to thanks to its precisely tuned chassis, sophisticated AWD system, a monstrous twin-turbo V-6, and race-proven roots that cannot be denied. But, being more than a decade old, makes paying six figures a tough pill to swallow, so it begs the question, is the Nissan GT-R actually worth buying? Is it still one of the best-driving cars in the world, and does its performance hold a candle to the new sports cars on the market?

We set out to find answers to those questions and more, and Nissan was kind enough to lend us a 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo for an entire week to do with as we please. Needless to say, it’s been a very fun week and, despite the GT-R’s age, Nissan has done a fairly decent job of keeping things somewhat fresh and interesting. This is our story with the Nissan GT-R Nismo.

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We’re Actually Looking Forward To The Hybridized 2023 Nissan GT-R

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Go Out And Buy The Off-Road NIssan GT-R Because A Pathfinder Is Boring

The GT-R earned its nickname by squashing its rivals on the track but can it do the same on the trails?

The Nissan GT-R is one of the few constants in the landscape of modern supercars. Having been in production for a whopping 13 years, you’d be forgiven if you no longer give a GT-R a second look when spotting one on the street but that’s not the case with this particular R35.

With 4.7 inches of extra ground clearance, huge off-road tires, fog lights, and a roof rack, this Godzilla is one of the craziest road-legal GT-Rs in Europe and one that really puts the car’s AWD system to the test. Yes, this is a GT-R that’s ready to go off the beaten path.

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A Tesla Model 3 Performance Just Waxed a 1200-Horsepower Nissan GT-R, But Was It Fair?

Tesla’s instantaneous torque is no match for an ICE car

The Tesla Model 3 has been in numerous drag races where it has obliterated many superior internal combustion-engined cars without any mercy. This time around, it takes on another legend in its own right – the Nissan GT-R. This Japanese supercar is heavily modded and churns out 1,200 horses in its current spec. But, was it enough to beat the Model 3 Performance in a quarter-mile drag race?

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Must See: A 700-Horsepower Nissan GT-R and a Porsche 911 Duke It Out on the Drag Strip

Watch this 911 Turbo S outgun a 700-horsepower GT-R using the Porsche Sport Response setting

Horsepower and torque are extremely important when it comes to drag racing, but curb weight can also make a big difference. In short, power-to-weight ratio is the most significantt aspect. But cars have evolved to the point where technology can also make a difference. And this is exactly what this video of a Porsche 911 Turbo S and a Nissan GT-R racing for the quickest quarter mile time is all about.

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Car for Sale: Custom 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R by Vielside

This one-of-a-kind Skyline R33 GT-R is cheaper than the R35

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In a Bold Move To Prolong Death, Nissan Could Be Killing Off The Only Models Anyone Cares About

Could we be saying goodbye to the Nissan Z and GT-R?

Nissan is in dire straits, and the Japanese automaker could be making some tough decisions that could spell the end of some of its most popular models. Like most automakers that have been affected by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Nissan is scrambling to keep itself above water in the wake of tanking car sales all over the world.

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The First $1 Million Nissan GT-R50 Arrives With a Completely New Look

It’s actually more aggressive than the concept car

About one year after it was unveiled as a concept car, the Nissan GT-R50 made it into production for 2020. Built to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of Italdesign and the GT-R nameplate, the GT-R50 is a heavily redesigned R35 GT-R design by Italian design company Italdesign Giugiaro.

On top of boasting a more radical design on the outside, the GT-R50 also features a beefed-up engine that cranks out a massive 710 horsepower, more than any other GT-R built so far.

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The Nissan Skyline GT-R is one of the most iconic cars coming from Japan. Actually, the GT-R has gained a global following since the 1980s, becoming popular in the U.S. as well. Like many imports, the Skyline GT-R was popular with tuners as well, and they usually upgraded the engine to insane amounts of power. Body modifications were common too, but they weren’t extreme. However, it seems that at least one owner had the idea to make the fourth-generation Skyline GT-R more practical and turned it into a wagon. And the result is somewhat puzzling.

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Does This Nissan GT-R With Pop-Up Headlights Look Good or No?

Does This Nissan GT-R With Pop-Up Headlights Look Good or No?

The jury is still out on this one

Pop-up headlights. There’s not a single gearhead that doesn’t love them and believe it or not, they date back to the mid 1930s, when they were first used on the Cord 810 for aerodynamic purposes. However, the last pair of modern pop-up headlights we can remember were those featured by the 2004 Chevy C5 Corvette, but what about a Nissan R34 GT-R with such headlights?

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It's Time for You to See How a Tuned Nissan GT-R Holds Up Against a BMW M8 Competition and a Ferrari GTC4Lusso

It’s Time for You to See How a Tuned Nissan GT-R Holds Up Against a BMW M8 Competition and a Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Godzilla still has some bite left

There once was a time when the Nissan GT-R could lay the smackdown on some of the finest supercars in the world. But with the current-generation Godzilla now more than a decade old, it’s safe to say that it doesn’t intimidate the way it used to in the past.

So, what exactly beguiled the folks over at Carwow to have a current R35 GT-R race against a BMW M8 and a Ferrari GTC4Lusso? The answer, of course, lies in what we don’t see. This particular GT-R isn’t a stock model; it’s been tuned to produce the kind of power that can rival the M8 and GTC4Lusso, making this race more interesting than it deserves to be.

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Nissan Won't Update the GT-R Because it Wants to Keep it "Affordable"

Nissan Won’t Update the GT-R Because it Wants to Keep it "Affordable"

But how affordable is the GT-R right now?

Introduced in 2007, the current-generation Nissan GT-R is a bit long in the tooth. Rumors about a new-generation model have been flying around for years already, but it seems Nissan isn’t yet willing to let the old GT-R go. So why is the Japanese firm still keeping a 13-year-old model in production? Well, Hiroshi Tamura, the GT-R’s chief product specialist, explains that the supercar is difficult to redesign and keep it relatively affordable at the same time.

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Hey, Nissan, Make This the New GT-R, Will You?

Hey, Nissan, Make This the New GT-R, Will You?

Who wants to see a mid-engine Godzilla rule the streets?

To say we love the Italdesign GT-R 50 would be a severe example of an understatement. It takes all the good things the GT-R has to offer (which is like 99.9% of the car) and rearranges them in a futuristic-looking package that’s hard to beat by anything else the supercar world has to offer today.

Italdesign’s work, however, will not have a say in the design of the future GT-R. There will be a new Godzilla at some point, have no doubt, but Nissan is taking its time with it. Well, here’s some motivation: why don’t they make it mid-engined, so it can look like this rendering we stumbled upon.

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Between Godzilla and the BMW M5, This is One Action-Packed Head-to-Head Showdown

Between Godzilla and the BMW M5, This is One Action-Packed Head-to-Head Showdown

These are two performance cars that you’d want in your garage

The BMW M5 and the Nissan GT-R are two cars that you don’t want to race against. Racing them against each other, though, is an entirely different story. You can argue that the M5 and the GT-R are two of the best performance cars on the market, and when there’s an opportunity to see which of these two savants has the performance edge over the other, you take that opportunity and you run away with it.

That’s exactly what Bulgaria-based YouTube channel DizzyRiders did when it put the M5 against Godzilla in a series of head-to-head races. Which of the two reigned supreme? We won’t divulge the results here, but you should know that both the M5 and GT-R showed out.

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Tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon Will Include a Tomica Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500

Tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon Will Include a Tomica Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500

It’s in Japan, but our friends over there should take note of this

If you’re attending the Tokyo Auto Salon on January 10, you can score a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 race car if you order tickets to the show early. No, you’re not getting an actual GT-R NISMO GT500 race car. Instead, you’re receiving a toy version of the racer courtesy of Japanese toy car maker Tomica. Pre-sale tickets for Friday, January 10, will cost 4,000 yen or around $37 based on current exchange rates. The cost of the ticket already includes the Tomica GT-R NISMO GT500. Costs of tickets for Saturday, January 11, and Sunday, January 12 add up to 3,000 yen or almost $28. If you’re not looking to score the Tomica GT-R NISMO GT500, the cost of tickets for January 10 is 3,000 yen and only 2,000 yen ($18.5) for January 11 and 12.

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Rain Prisk Just Envisioned the Nissan GT-R50 as a Mid-Engine Car and It's Perfect

Rain Prisk Just Envisioned the Nissan GT-R50 as a Mid-Engine Car and It’s Perfect

It’s too bad that we’re not going to see it come to life

So, the Nissan GT-R50 is no longer a pipe dream. It’s going to be built in limited quantities as a special-edition supercar brought to us by Nissan and Italdesign. Naturally, news of the GT-R50’s imminent arrival has sent everyone in a tizzy, including designer Rain Prisk, who quickly took inspiration from the stunning supercar and created his interpretation of what the GT-R50 could look like if it took the form of a mid-engine supercar.

A mid-engined version of the Nissan GT-R50 isn’t happening so absorb as much as you can from Prisk’s rendering. It’s probably the closest we’ll ever come to see a GT-R in this kind of layout. Which is a pity because Prisk’s work is incredible.

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Nissan Is Actually Putting the GT-R50 by Italdesign into Production

Nissan Is Actually Putting the GT-R50 by Italdesign into Production

We’ll see the first, $1 million example at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show

We’ve seen the Nissan GT-R50 Concept and then Nissan showed us a “production” model, but we never thought the crazy-expensive version of Godzilla would actually go into production. Well, as it turns out, it’s already happened, and the first customer example will be shown off at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. Don’t expect to get close to it though – with a Price tag of €990,000, you can expect Nissan to be excessively cautious of who comes close.

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LEGO Speed Champions Introduces a Nissan GT-R NISMO We Can All Afford

LEGO Speed Champions Introduces a Nissan GT-R NISMO We Can All Afford

Now we’re talking, LEGO, now we’re talking

The Nissan GT-R NISMO is the latest supercar to join the ranks of LEGO’s Speed Champions line, adding another drool-worthy car kit to a lineup of brick sets that already includes the Ferrari F40, MINI Cooper, McLaren Senna, and Dodge Demon.

The Nissan-LEGO partnership was struck in part to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Japanese nameplate, and one of the early offsprings of that partnership is this 298-piece Nissan GT-R NISMO Speed Champions kit that will surely be a hot ticket item when it arrives sometime in January 2020. All car kits that are a part of LEGO’s 2020 Speed Champions lineup will also be bigger by 25 percent compared to previous versions. If for nothing else, the LEGO Nissan GT-R NISMO will look a lot more life-like than past Speed Champions cars.

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A New Nissan Z and GT-R Are Coming, But You Might Not Like Them

A New Nissan Z and GT-R Are Coming, But You Might Not Like Them

When will there be a new Nissan Z and GT-R?

22 Years - that’s how long the current Nissan GT-R and 370Z have collectively been on the market. Sure, the 370Z was updated for 2013, but it’s still very much the same car. Nissan, however, has finally admitted that it’s committed to both cars and, while nothing has been confirmed yet, some key players at the Tokyo Motor Show have practically admitted that successors to both are in the works. When we’ll see them and whether or not you’ll like them, on the other hand, is a completely different story.

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Your Pre-Teen May Be Driving Before the Next-Gen R36 Nissan GT-R Comes to Market

Your Pre-Teen May Be Driving Before the Next-Gen R36 Nissan GT-R Comes to Market

On the bright side, we’ve been waiting for a while now so what’s another few years of waiting, right?

The Nissan R35 GT-R has been around for 12 years and if current form holds, it looks like it won’t go away anytime soon. Nissan, it appears, isn’t in any rush to roll out the next-generation R36 model, at least until the company’s decision-makers make a final determination on what kind of powertrain it will carry. Will the next Godzilla be a hybrid, or will it be all-electric? That’s the million-dollar question at the moment, and until Nissan arrives at an answer, our hopes and dreams of seeing the next-generation R36 GT-Rwill remain just that: hopes and dreams.

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