The Japanese automaker has outed the refreshed version of the GT-R in Nismo form, with the 2017 model year presented at the Nurburgring track in Germany.
The standard GT-R has been refreshed recently and thus there’s no surprise the same set of changes has been applied to the feistier Nismo version as well. The range-topping 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo has been introduced during the 4-hour Nürburgring endurance race, with a plethora of changes meant to enhance its appeal as well as aerodynamic efficiency. The GT-R NISMO’s front bumper now has layers of carbon fiber sheets that aren’t available on the regular model, and these were overlapped to obtain the best possible amount of stiffness. They also go some way towards making the Nimso version look meaner. Inside the cockpit the Nimso gets the revised dashboard, an updated steering wheel clad in Alcantara suede, along with the NISMO-exclusive leather-wrapped Recaro seats with red synthetic suede inserts.
The most important modification here might very well be the new center stack technical design, with the initial count of 27 switches dropped to just 11 now. The new infotainment system has a bigger eight-inch screen with larger icons. And there’s also a new display command control on the center console to operate the infotainment – probably for those not very fond of the touchscreen tech yet.
The engineers also had a playful setup for the enhanced GT-R Nismo: modified shock absorbers, stabilizers, and springs to improve the handling. This was also achieved via the increased stiffness of body structure and all these updates have brought a two-percent performance increase during slalom and cornering tests. Under the hood resides the biturbo 3.8-liter V6 engine with 600 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 481 pound-feet of torque from 3,600 rpm. The VR38DETT unit is sending all that power using a dual-clutch, six-speed transmission to the standard all-wheel-drive system.