The Japanese supercar is not cheap, though its most circuit-prone version does have a slew of novelties – including better aerodynamics, improved handling and even more power.
Nissan has announced the 2017 model year GT-R in Nismo guise will cost $174,990 without the destination and handling taxes in the United States. The launch was staged at the Japanese Classic Car Show at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The 2017 GTR Nismo was first announced back in May on site at the legendary Nurburgring track in Germany and the updated model featured the same modifications as a standard GT-R, with a different design and improved aerodynamics.
Now the VR38DETT 3.8-liter biturbo V6 engine – which is deeply loved by the underground tuning community – has been milked for a total of 600 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 481 pound-feet (651 Newton meters) of torque – a surge of 35 hp (26 kW) and 14 lb-ft (19 Nm) of torque compared to the 2017 GT-R Premium version. The company said the motor’s high-flow, high-capacity turbochargers are very close to the ones used for GT3 racing and deliver improved breathing, while optimized individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and a better fuel pump help with combustion. There’s also a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, as well as updated shock absorbers, stabilizers, and springs that further improve handling.