2017 Nissan GT-R Review

Fuel Type
City MPG
Highway MPG
  • Performance
    4.5 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    2.7 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.8 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.5 of 5.0
18 Feb 2017

The long-awaited 2017 Nissan GT-R is a super sports car that should bring some zest to the road this year. The 2017 GT-R features a revised front, rear, and interior design. The exterior modifications are great, but their main goal is to enhance the GT-R‘s aerodynamics, which is better because it means we get a quicker car! Nissan was also able to tweak the GT-R‘s engine, which is something that not many automakers have done with that specific powerplant.

In addition to the standard GT-R, the 2017 model year will include a new and improved GT-R Nismo and Track Edition. The Nismo, in particular, is a sight to behold, and the Track Edition is a more cost-effective version of the GT-R special edition.

Exterior design

The 2017 Nissan GT-R‘s front and rear fascias were modified particularly for aerodynamic purposes. Aside from that, there are certain cosmetic modifications that, in our opinion, fit well with the model.

The previous edition’s trademark V-motion grille has been expanded to allow the internal air vent to take in more air for cooling the engine. The grille design is a slightly distinct black mesh pattern that is also found on the bumper. The large splitter below the grille is larger and finished in a dark matte chrome, adding to the front’s sophisticated appearance.

The hood has more noticeable hood bulges, and the foglights are located in the front’s extreme outside corners.

Aside from the larger side skirts for better air flow, the side stays virtually unchanged. A new vertical air vent has been installed at the rear, which is an unusual addition.

When compared to the previous Nissan GT-R, the 2017 rear makes a strong statement. The edges are sharp and blocky, which gives you confidence that you won’t fly airborne if you push the pedal too hard. The decklid and spoiler are carried over from the previous model, while the lower fascia is entirely new. New license plate design, as well as new side air vents. The lower bumper is dark grey, with a lighter grey upside-down V-motion grille.

Interior design

On the inside, there’s a two-tone upholstery with cognac and black Nappa leather trim, which is something to be excited about. Amber Red, Ivory, and Rakuda Tan color schemes are offered for the GT-R Premium trim.

The dashboard now features a larger infotainment screen, up from 7 inches last year to 8 inches this year. In addition, the number of buttons surrounding the infotainment screen has been reduced from 27 to 11. Overall, the inside seems cleaner and less cluttered as a result. The cool-looking three-spoke steering wheel with a big GT-R emblem in the center steals the show. Behind it are some paddle shifters, which are a wonderful feature to any sports car.

The standard sound system is a BOSE audio system with nine speakers and two subwoofers.

Engine specs

The 2017 Nissan GT-R has the same engine as its predecessor. It has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 570 horsepower, which is 20 hp more than previous models. According to Nissan, the engine is handcrafted by one of their key technicians, who is also directly responsible for the power boost. The turbocharger boost has been increased, and the ignition time for each cylinder is now individually controlled.

The transmission is a six-speed dual-clutch unit with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. It has been upgraded over the previous year’s model and is said to create less noise and have a smoother shift than the previous year’s model.

Tech specs

The NissanConnect SM with navigation, Mobile Apps, and Services will be standard on the 2017 Nissan GT-R, but only in certain markets. These features include the ability to lock and unlock the automobile by smartphone, activate or deactivate the alarm, track the vehicle, and call emergency services.

Price, release and sale date

The 2017 Nissan GT-R became available in all markets in the summer of 2017. The starting price is $109,990 for the GT-R Premium, $127,990 for the Track Edition, and $174,990 for the range-topping NISMO. The titanium exhaust system, which was an optional $12,000 upgrade on the previous GT-R, is now standard on the current model.