2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO
- The Nissan GT-R is a stunner when it comes to acceleration, handling and braking
- Even novice drivers will be able to extract impressive performance results
- The stiff ride quality could prove tiresome
- The transmission sometimes lurches clumsily at low speeds
- The GT-R's reliance on technology might leave some drivers feeling disconnected
2017 Nissan GT-R video
[Music] The 2017 Nissan GTR track edition and if it looks familiar it's because it borrows a few elements from the gt-r Nismo it doesn't borrow the 600 horsepower engine from the news no it just has the standard just 565 horsepower from the GTR premium but it does have the knees most vendors wheels this rear diffuser area it's all directly from the gt-r Nismo it has a unique suspension tuning that's different from the gt-r premium so as you can see it sort of splits the difference between the gt-r premium and the gt-r knees mom in 2017 all the GTRs got a significant facelift in fact it was the most significant refresh the cars ever had and I really like what they did with the gt-r news most fenders it's about an inch wider in the front it gives it a much more aggressive stance compared to the more slab-sided GTR premium they also updated the interior significantly it's more refined there's a whole lot fewer buttons in there than there used to be it's a big improvement now is it the best interior out there probably not but at the step in the right direction and it's significant for a car that's this late in its generation as the gt-r is remember this thing was introduced originally in 2009 GTR is a little bit long in the tooth it looks really familiar a man there's a few experiences out there like taking one of these on a really twisty road it's really capable it's very secure and so so fast do you think the GTR track edition hits the sweet spot leave us a comment below.
2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition First Look Review
The 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition is a mash-up of the GT-R Nismo and Premium with accents of the former and the 565 horsepower of the latter. Edmunds engineering editor Jay Kavanagh explains what there is to like about Nissan's high-performance coupe.
Features & Specs
Want to drive like a hero, but don't have the skills? Then you need a 2017 Nissan GT-R.
This high-tech sport coupe is overflowing with technology that makes it one of the easiest ultra high-performance vehicles to drive. Acceleration, braking and handling are simply stunning, though the abundance of applied science in the GT-R can leave the driver feeling a bit redundant.
Nissan first introduced the GT-R in 2009, making it one of the oldest cars in this quickly changing segment. But the carmaker has been conscientious about making small updates every year (generally just enough alterations to make owners of last year's GT-R want the new one), and 2017 is no exception. The GT-R gets some minor styling changes, an updated interior and a slight power bump. The paddle shifters have also been moved from the steering column to the steering wheel.
The GT-R is ridiculously fast. Its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 now develops 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque, with a six-speed twin-clutch automatic delivering all that power to all four wheels. Edmunds timed the GT-R to 60 mph in a blistering 3.2 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars we've ever track-tested. Braking is equally impressive: 60 to zero in just 102 feet. The EPA estimates the GT-R's fuel economy at 18 mpg combined (16 city/22 highway), an admirable showing for such a powerful car.
Out on the open road, the GT-R is an easy car to drive fast. Between all-wheel drive and clever stability and traction control systems, it develops impressive grip and can dart through the corners with incredible precision at physics-defying speeds. But it's not perfect. The GT-R feels a bit nose-heavy and understeers more than we'd expect of a car of this caliber. But of greater concern is the lack of a real mechanical or emotional connection, something purists are bound to miss; the abundance of traction-management technology tends to isolate the driver from the road. We're also a bit put off by the stiff ride and the inelegant clunks and low-speed lurches from the transmission. This is supposed to be a precision piece of machinery, and sometimes it feels like anything but.
On the plus side, the GT-R is a lot easier to live with than most high-end sports cars. Getting in and out is easy, just like a normal passenger car, because it requires none of the odd contortions that define many low-slung sportsters. Nissan has cleaned up the interior for 2017, and many of the switches and buttons have been replaced by a single knob on the center console that controls the infotainment system. We love the data telemetry — there's nothing like knowing the maximum lateral G you reached on your way to work — and we appreciate the comfortable front seats, though the backseat and trunk are quite small.
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2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO Overview
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