NYIAS: 2017 Nissan GT-R - Slightly Spicier

Bozi Tatarevic
by Bozi Tatarevic
nyias 2017 nissan gt r slightly spicier

The R35 Nissan GT-R is getting another facelift to keep the eight year old chassis going for 2017. The changes include a corporate “V-Motion” grille along with updated bodywork and a small boost in power.

The grille change is accompanied by an updated reinforced hood and a new front bumper treatment that is slated to give better downforce and stability. The sides and rear have also received updates to give a wider stance while the signature taillights have been kept.

The interior has been updated with a new simple dashboard that drops 16 switches to simplify some of the functions while the seats have been redesigned to drop some weight and give some added support. The infotainment system screen grows an inch in size and adds geriatric approved large icons.

Those that are looking to take the GT-R to the track or for a spirited mountain run will be pleased to learn that the shift paddles have moved to the steering wheel and can now be operated easily with turning.

The 3.8-liter V6 continues duty under the new hood while receiving a few upgrades of its own. Engine output is increased to 565 horsepower and 467 pounds-feet of torque with the help of an updated timing map and an increase in boost from the turbos. The six-speed dual-clutch transmission is carried over as well with a few tweaks to make it quieter and smoother.

The changes are rounded out with a few color additions including a new shade of orange for the exterior called “Blaze Metallic” along with a Rakuda Tan option for the interior.

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  • 05lgt 05lgt on Mar 24, 2016

    I still say Godzilla should be green. The new interior color would go well with a nice dark green. Maybe some gold metal flake to highlight the curves. Then take every exterior surface that's either black or chrome, and make it a stealthy flat black. MMMmmm tasty.

    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Mar 24, 2016

      I like this idea. And a gold pinstripe! And maybe gold emblems! Oh no, I went too '90s again. But dark green with metal flake sounds awesome.

  • Probert Probert on Mar 24, 2016

    I'd love it if they made a stripped model: an engine and 2 seats. Throw in crank windows for retro kicks and I'm in (except I don't have the scratch).

  • MaintenanceCosts This class of car competes hard with Chargers/Challengers and modded diesel pickups for the douchey-driving crown.
  • 28-Cars-Later Corey - I think I am going to issue a fatwa demanding a cool kids car meetup in July somewhere in the Ohio region.
  • Master Baiter Might as well light 50 $100 bills on fire.
  • Mike1041 At $300K per copy they may secure as much as 2 or 3 deposits of $1,000
  • Sgeffe Why on Earth can’t you just get the torque specs and do it yourself if you’re so-inclined?!