Introduced for the first time in 2007, the current generation Nissan GT-R needed a fresh breeze to continue to be appealing for world customers. So Nissan introduced a facelift during this year New York Auto Show. The Japanese supercar was enhanced in five key areas: exterior design, interior refinement, driving performance, ride comfort and advanced technology.
The new V-motion grille, one of Nissan’s latest design signatures, has been slightly enlarged to provide better engine cooling and now features a matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern. A new hood has been reinforced and one new four-coat premium exterior paint color, Blaze Metallic, has been added to the exterior paint palette.
Inside the cabin we find an instrument panel wrapped in hand-selected Nappa leather and a revised front seat design. The simplified switch layout reduces the number of switches from 27 in the previous design to just 11, while an 8-inch capacitive touch panel monitor replaces the previous 7-inch design. In addition, the paddle shifters are now mounted on the steering wheel. The interior of the Premium Edition, featuring semi-aniline leather, offers three different options: the newly added Rakuda Tan, as well as Amber Red and Ivory.
The new 2017 GT-R now offers 565 hp, an increase of 20 hp versus the 2016 model. Among the powertrain changes is a new Titanium exhaust system which combines with new Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement technologies to filter out unwanted noise. Acoustic glass and targeted sound dampening help reduce the intrusion of wind and road noise into the GT-R cabin.