The newest member of the GT-R family is here! Nissan will be premiering the GT-R Track Edition at the 2017 New York Auto Show that is scheduled to take place next month. The Track Edition is positioned between the base Touring version and the range topper Nismo.
For the Track Edition, Nissan is asking for $18,000 more than its entry level model which is currently priced at $109,990 MSRP. But they didn’t give it that rate just because they want to. Customers will be delighted because the third member of the GT-R family will be acquiring several features of the Nismo. Some of which are the 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, Nismo rear fenders, and a suspension setup like that of the range topper.
The 2017 model will be having the same engine specifications as the Touring model - a biturbo 3.8 liter V6. These provide 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque, with a six-speed dual clutch gearbox.
On the inside of the GT-R, Nissan boasts a two-tone cabin in red and black with Recaro seats. It comes with a long list of features such as the updated eight-touchscreen infotainment system that takes care of navigation and all your mobile apps. And not just that, it has a Siri-like feature wherein the owner can call for emergency services like tracking your lost vehicle (just in case). Furthermore, it has a Bose sound system that has a noise cancelling function, and a rear view camera to ensure you don’t hit the wall behind you when parking in tight spaces.
Though some of you might still prefer the Nismo, Nissan can give its body a little upgrade and at the same time increase its power up to 600 horsepower. But that deal will cost you at least $174,990. On the other hand, if you aren’t in a rush to buy a new car, the next-gen R36 might interest you. Sources say that the model will be an electric car that not only cuts consumption but also boosts performance.
Going back to the main topic, the 2017 GT-R Track Edition, a limited production model, will be in showrooms soon at $127,990 MSRP. The company will begin taking orders this summer.
So the GT-R Track Edition is somewhat like a mixture between the base model and the range topper, as it shares qualities of both models. So the question is, would you spend $127,990 for this model, or would you rather spend quite a bit more on the Nismo?