Nissan is extending its US offer with the introduction of the new GT-R Premium model. The new version starts at 109,990 USD and it goes on sale beginning in mid-July at select Nissan dealers in the United States.
The enhancements to the new GT-R focus on 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 enlarged to provide better engine cooling and now features a matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern. A new hood, featuring pronounced character lines flowing flawlessly from the grille, has been reinforced to enhance stability during high speed driving. One new four-coat premium exterior paint color, Blaze Metallic, has been added to the exterior paint palette.
Inside the cabin we can see an instrument panel wrapped in hand-selected Nappa leather and a revised front seat design for enhanced comfort and holding performance. 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, allowing drivers to make mid-turn gear changes without taking their hands off the wheel.
The new 2017 GT-R now offers 565 horsepower, an increase of 20 HP versus the 2016 model, with a flatter torque curve for enhanced on-demand acceleration. Among the powertrain changes is a new Titanium exhaust system – standard on GT-R Premium models – 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.
The 2017 GT-R Premium is the first of four 2017 GT-R grade levels. Prices for additional 2017 GT-R trim levels will be announced at a later date.