• The new 2017 Nissan GTR Facelift model

    The new 2017 Nissan GTR Facelift model

    The new 2017 Nissan GTR Facelift model. The Nissan GTR has been facelifted for the 2017 model year. It features new styling, an upgraded cabin and an even more powerful V6 engine. It’s on display at the New York Motor Show and will go on sale in the UK later this year.

    The upgraded GT-R features a new interpretation of Nissan’s V-motion’ front grille, along with a reinforced bonnet and new bumper design, said to give the car more downforce. Along the sides, the sills have been widened to improve air flow, while the rear gets a reprofiled bumper to sit alongside its quad exhaust tips. Nissan says these changes are designed to make the GT-R more aerodynamically efficient, and help to keep the car stable at high speeds.

    Inside, the cabin has been upgraded to include leather trim, with most of the buttons of the old car removed and integrated into a larger, 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system. Other changes include new steering-wheel mounted shift paddles and carbonfibre trim on the centre console. New sound deadening materials are claimed to make the cabin quieter than before, too.

    The GT-R sits on 20in*wheels, and is said to have a more rigid body structure and new suspension compared with the old car. Nissan says this means a more stable ride and a higher cornering speed.

    While the facelifted GT-R keeps the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine as before, power has been boosted from 542bhp to 562bhp at 6800rpm, alongside 470lb ft of torque. Thats still less than the GT-R Nismo, which receives 592bhp from the same engine. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

    Nissan says the GT-R has never sounded better, thanks to a new titanium exhaust and an; Active Sound Enhancement system, which amplifies the sound.

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