The Fast And The Luxurious
The 600 horsepower Nissan GT-R Nismo was already fast. So when it was announced that the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo ($151k+) would keep the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 but also get a swath of interior upgrades, there was still cause for celebration.
The revamped cabin has been significantly streamlined, with a reduction in the number of center-stack buttons from 27 to 11, plus there’s a larger, 8.0-inch touchscreen. High-end Recaro seats got some flashy, new red microsuede inserts, and there’s more microsuede on the dash and steering wheel.
On the outside, the new GT-R was outfitted with a larger V-motion front grille plus reinforcements in the hood to create more downforce than before, because, as we mentioned, this thing is still fast. Like 0-60 in 2.9 seconds fast.
The 2017 model also got a stiffer body structure and some retuned shocks, springs and stabilizers to match and it keeps the same six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and all-wheel-drive system from its predecessor. Color wise, Nissan is keeping it simple, with Super Silver, Solid Red, Jet Black, and Pearl White options.