2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo pricing announced! A bargain with its high-tech upgrades, facelift!

Article by Christian A., on September 29, 2016

In 2007, when Nissan first introduced the R35 Nissan GT-R at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, the car carried with intense power and a price tag of $78,000. Up to this day, such a price tag would leave car enthusiasts and collectors at a loss. However, for the power and perks that this car brings along, many will agree that its price tag is worth it.

Just recently, Nissan introduced to the world the newest successor of the Godzilla bloodline and its flagship GT-R, the 2017 GT-R Nismo. Just like its predecessors and the version before it, this year’s GT-R Nismo will carry with it a price tag for the gods.

The 2017 GT-R Nismo comes with a starting price of $174,990, which is a $25,000 increase from the 2016 GT-R Nismo’s price tag. Albeit its price tag, Nissan assures that it will still be an attractive proposition because the GT-R Nismo comes with a couple of updates which will entice the customers to avail one. And earlier this year, Nissan gave the standard GT-R updates and some standard facelifts. And guess what? The same updates will also be given to the new GT-R Nismo. Basically, the GT-R Nismo will receive a modern day facelift, a modernization that has been overdue for Nissan’s performance flagship.

Carbon fiber will be dominating the scene for the GT-R Nismo. The interior and exterior revisions were not only done for its aesthetic purposes but also for increased functionality. Just like the standard GT-R, the GT-R Nismo will receive new front and rear styling which includes a carbon fiber rear spoiler, red-accented carbon fiber ground effects for added kick, and a broader and more aggressive front grille. The larger V-Motion front grille allows the supercar to collect more air while the reinforcements on the hood help avoid deformation at high speeds.

Inside, the center console has been decluttered which means that the number of center-stack buttons that used to be 27 in total has now been reduced to only 11. A new and larger 8.0-inch touchscreen has also been installed with a switch touch screen interface and operated on the console-mounted control knob. It also comes with a set of exclusive leather-upholstered Recaro seats featuring microsuede inserts. The same miscrosuede adorns the dash which comes with a multi-functioning Nismo Alcantara steering wheel.

Although power has been increased on the 3.8-liter V6 of the standard GT-R, it does not apply to the GT-R Nismo. The latter will still run with its usual 600 horses and 481 lb.-ft. of torque but may accelerate faster thanks to its upgraded chassis. An additional chassis bracing has been installed on the GT-R Nismo to improve stability and corner speeds while a newer and larger front splitter help give a slight increase in the front and rear aerodynamic downforce. Additionally, it comes with revised shock absorbers as well as adjustable Bilstein dampers. All these upgrades are meant to increase the GT-R Nismo’s speed even before an “N-Attack” package is installed.

To keep up with its modern yet sophisticated theme, buyers of the 2017 GT-R Nismo will have a choice from four (4) exterior colors – Solid Red, Jet Black, Super Silver and Pearl White. But to get the Super Silver and Pearl White paintjobs, customers must pay an extra $3,000 for the former and $1,000 for the latter. Judging from the price tags on these colors, it must be a good investment to make the car look even better than it already is.

Compared to the Porsche 911 Turbo S, the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo is already a good bargain for many. The former is priced at less than $190,000 but the refinements that have been done on the GT-R Nismo have proved it a worthy and even a formidable competitor of the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo will go on sale before the end of the year. We just can’t wait for this automotive kaijū to dominate the streets and racetracks.

Press Release

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO: Pricing announced at U.S. debut

Nissan today announced pricing of $174,990 USD for the new 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO in conjunction with its North American debut at the Japanese Classic Car Show at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The annual JCCS is regarded as the largest gathering of Japanese heritage enthusiasts in the country and attracts nearly 400 private heritage cars and more than 7,000 spectators.

The new GT-R NISMO is on sale now at certified Nissan GT-R dealers nationwide.

Now in its third year of availability, the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO delivers factory tuned supercar dynamics with advanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling. Developed by NISMO, the brand's motorsport specialists, the GT-R NISMO model is available in very limited numbers in North America. The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO is highlighted by a fresh look inside and out, as well as driving performance enhancements.

About the 2017 GT-R NISMO
The GT-R NISMO's new dynamic styling is both attractive and functional. The new "V-motion" grille, one of Nissan's latest design signatures, has been enlarged to provide better engine cooling and now features a matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern. A new hood, featuring pronounced character lines flowing flawlessly from the grille, has been reinforced to enhance stability during high speed driving.

Unique NISMO body features include carbon fiber front and rear bumpers, black outside mirrors with red stripe and carbon fiber side sills and emblem treatment. The GT-R NISMO's handmade dry carbon rear spoiler features a special coating that allows carbon fiber "weave" to be felt by the touch. The lightweight dry carbon fiber material is also incredibly strong4.

The new GT-R NISMO also benefits from the 2017 GT-R Premium's refreshed interior, whose cabin possesses a more upscale feel than ever before. The redesigned dashboard and steering wheel are covered with high-quality Alcantara® suede. NISMO racers influenced the design of the dark gray with red stripe steering wheel, with three spokes, red center mark and red stitching to give a strong combination of grip, feedback and comfort.

The center stack layout has been improved and simplified, with the number of integrated navigation and audio controls reduced from 27 switches in the previous model to only 11 in the 2017 version.

In addition, an enlarged 8-inch touch-panel monitor featuring large icons on the display screen make it simple to use, while a new Display Command control on the carbon fiber center console allows easy operation without having to touch the monitor. Unique to GT-R NISMO are the leather-appointed Recaro® seats with red synthetic suede inserts.

The 2017 GT-R NISMO's 600-horsepower VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 is rated at 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque3 – representing increases of 35 horsepower and 14 lb-ft of torque versus 2017 GT-R Premium models. The engine's high-flow, high-capacity turbochargers are similar to those used for GT3 racing and offer improved breathing. Optimized individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump (versus standard models) help improve combustion. A special lightweight Titanium exhaust system is also standard.

The VR38DETT V6 is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race car-like speeds.

The 4-wheel independent suspension receives unique NISMO tuning, with reduced weight and additional roll stiffness. Additional adhesive bonding (in addition to spot welding) helps increase body shell rigidity.

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