2017 Nissan GT-R Overview
If you’ve been dreaming about owning a racecar that you can legally operate on public roads, then the 2017 Nissan GT-R could be the car of your dreams. This super sports car debuted in the US for the 2009 model year and the Japanese automaker has been introducing small improvements every year since. Now the car is operating at almost peak performance, while also offering a quiet cabin, as far as supercar car standards go. The 2017 Nissan GT-R is available is Premium and Nismo models, with the more affordable Premium trim carrying a starting MSRP of $109,990.
What’s new for the 2017 Nissan GT-R?
Performance enthusiasts should be happy to hear the 2017 Nissan GT-R comes with 20 more horsepower and an additional 4 lb-ft of torque over what the previous model offered. In addition, design updates have been made to both the front and rear fascias. Nissan is also offering a new Blaze Metallic orange color option.
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2017 Nissan GT-R Exterior
There’s no other car on the road that looks quite like the 2017 Nissan GT-R. This model features a new V-Motion grille, which is complemented by a redesigned front bumper and new 15-spoke 20-inch wheels. Furthermore, the 2017 Nissan GT-R features uniquely designed fenders that are meant to enhance airflow around the nitrogen-filled tires. Other standard features include full LED lighting, a quad exhaust system, and UV reducing solar glass. The exterior color options for the new Nissan GT-R are Solid Red, Super Silver, Jet Black, Pearl White, Deep Blue Pearl, Gun Metallic, and the aforementioned Blaze Metallic orange.
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Exterior available on the 2017 Nissan GT-R Premium
- Nissan/Brembo® braking system, Super-lightweight RAYS® forged-alloy wheels with knurled bead area, Exclusively developed nitrogen-filled tires, Aluminum hood and outer door skins, Aluminum trunk lid, Die-cast aluminum front shock towers and inner door structures, Carbon-fiber engine chassis brace, Carbon-composite front crossmember/radiator support, Aerodynamic undertrays, Body-color rear spoiler, Front fenders designed to optimize air management around the wheels, Multi-LED headlights with signature lighting, Automatic on/off headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, LED taillights and brake lights, Dual power folding heated outside mirrors, Flush-mounted aluminum door handles, Titanium exhaust with Exhaust Sound Control, UV-reducing solar glass, Variable-intermittent flat-blade speed-sensitive windshield wipers
Exterior available on the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo
- Adds to or replaces features on GT-R Premium: NISMO® Black 20-inch super-lightweight RAYS® forged-alloy wheels, Carbon-fiber trunk lid, carbon-fiber front and rear fascia, carbon-fiber side sills and rear spoiler, Body bonding to key spot welds
2017 Nissan GT-R Performance
The 2017 Nissan GT-R Premium comes equipped with a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that provides 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque. Each motor is built by hand and upon completion, the elite engineer who constructed that engine attaches a plate to the motor with their name on it. The track-focused 2017 GT-R Nismo features a tuned up version of the twin-turbo V6 that pumps out 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to this powerful engine, along with other equipment like launch control, all-wheel drive, and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, the 2017 GT-R can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds.
2017 Nissan GT-R Efficiency
Even though the GT-R-Premium and GT-R Nismo come with slightly different engines when it comes to power ratings, each model still yields the same EPA-estimated fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg combined. Moreover, every new Nissan GT-R comes standard with a 19.5 gallon fuel tank.
2017 Nissan GT-R Interior
One of the other big changes made to the 2017 Nissan GT-R can be found inside its cabin. While the previous GT-R featured a slightly confusing layout and 27 buttons in total, the ‘17 GT-R only makes use of 11 buttons to make things simpler to operate. In addition, the 7-inch touchscreen that was used in the 2016 model has been swapped out and replaced with a larger eight-inch display. This sports car also comes standard with NissanConnect, which can be used to pull up mobile apps and operate the navigation technology. Lastly, while the seats are now covered in high-quality Nappa leather, the rear seats are still probably best suited for younger kids.
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Interior available on the 2017 Nissan GT-R Premium
- Electronic analog instrument cluster, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC), In-cabin microfilter, Power front windows with one-touch auto-up/down, Power door locks with auto-locking feature, Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, Tilt/telescoping steering column with integrated gauges, Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, Overhead sunglasses storage, Map lights, Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, Battery saver, Leather-appointed front seats with synthetic suede inserts, 8-way power driver’s seat, Leather-appointed front seats with synthetic suede inserts, Heated front seats, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Leather-wrapped gearshift knob and parking brake lever, Aluminum-trimmed pedals, NissanConnect℠ with Navigation and Mobile Apps and Services including eight-inch multi-touch control color monitor, Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, Display Commander, SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link® with 3-month trial subscription, Driver-configurable Multi-Function Display system with graphical readouts of vehicle and driving data displayed on a total of six screens, RearView Monitor, Front and Rear Sonar System, Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, Hands-free text messaging assistant, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, Bose® audio system
Interior available on the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo
- Adds to or replaces features on GT-R Premium: NISMO® tachometer, NISMO® Alcantara®-wrapped steering wheel, NISMO® Recaro® leather-appointed front seats with Synthetic Suede inserts, NISMO® Black/Red interior treatment, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure display
2017 Nissan GT-R Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) does not usually perform safety tests on expensive sports cars and neither does the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These two agencies did not make an exception for the Nissan GT-R, so there is no crash test information available to share. However, each new GT-R does come standard with an electronic stability and traction control, a Brembo braking system, and a rearview camera.
Standard Safety Features
- Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant-classification sensors
- Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
- LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
- Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure display
- Energy-absorbing steering column
- Hood buckling creases