WHAT’S IN THE NISSAN GTR’S DNA?
The first major revamp since 2011, the 2017 GT-R is all about added luxury and comfort, and subtle overall refinement. Over and above the upgraded chassis, polished interior and smarter style, expect peak power from the better tuned twin-turbocharged 3.8 litre V6 – changes you’ll feel in the drive and handling of the Nissan GTR.
Feel the incredibly potent yet surprisingly smooth surge of power as the GT-R’s turbo boost kicks in. A blur of wheelspin catapults you to 60 mph in under 3 seconds, which may come as a surprise from a daunting 1.8-tonne beast of a machine. In fact, the Nissan GTR is surprisingly malleable – test on a series of corners to experience just how much control you possess over this Japanese powerhouse.
‘The GT-R now feels more like the everyday-usable, any-road-suitable, all-wheel-driven, superpowered multi-disciplinarian that it has always promised to be. Which is great news.’ - Autocar
This one is made for the boys, unless any ladies out there are keen to project an intimidating demeanour. A series of subtle structural refinements increase the GT-R’s torsional rigidity and aerodynamic performance for better handling and stability while maintaining her characteristic mean mettle. Her stance remains menacing on 20-inch forged-aluminium wheels, yet her growl can be muffled into submission.
In the making of the Nissan GTR, the real focus has been on the mean but alluring beast’s personality, rather than her looks. Sink into stitched leather upholstery and indulge in the modified bank of controls and revised infotainment. The carbon-fibre-clad centre console and instrument cluster features touchscreen, button or dial controls that make your drive experience impeccable.
ROARING POWER IN YOUR GRIP
Here is the force of a creature that can be as loyal and obedient as it can be fearsome to the unfamiliar. This Bullmastiff of a car is strong and powerful with its muscular build, rigid structure and dynamism. Yet, the Nissan GT-R is also sensitive and easily tamed by courage and nerve. Even rookies feel comfortable in command of this quick steering, six-speed dual-clutch, automatic all-wheel drive and adjustable suspension.