YOKOHAMA, Japan (August 25, 2016) -- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the launch of the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO, which goes on sales today at Nissan dealers throughout Japan. Nissan also began selling “Track edition engineered by nismo,” which was unveiled on July 11.
NISSAN GT-R NISMO
The Nissan GT-R NISMO features exclusive styling that embraces the longstanding racing philosophy of form following function. It incorporates numerous motorsports-inspired technologies to enhance the car's performance, including optimized aerodynamics and specially tuned suspension and powertrain, creating a well-balanced machine that excels on both the road and track.
2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO overview
Like the standard model, the GT-R NISMO’s front end features a freshened face highlighted by a new bumper. But unlike the standard model, the front bumpers of the GT-R NISMO are made of carbon fiber, crafted with Takumi-like precision where layers of carbon-fiber sheets are carefully overlapped to achieve the ideal amount of stiffness. The canards have been designed to improve airflow around the vehicle. And, to help cool the car’s high-output engine, the dark chrome "V-motion" grille, with an updated mesh pattern, representing one of Nissan's latest design signatures - has been enlarged to provide better engine cooling, while the bumper sides were optimally reshaped to retain the car’s air drag and downforce. A new, significantly reinforced hood avoids deformation at extremely high speeds, allowing it to keep its aerodynamic shape at all times. Overall, the car’s new shape generates more downforce than any other Nissan production car to date, which in turn results in exceptional high-speed stability.
The new GT-R NISMO is also the benefactor of the 2017 GT-R’s refreshed interior, with the cabin possessing a more upscale feel than ever before. The shape of the dashboard adopts a "horizontal flow" that delivers a sense of increased stability for the car's front-seat occupants, while the line from the instrument cluster to the center console provides a distinct driver-oriented environment for those behind the steering wheel. The enlarged 8-inch touch-panel monitor features large icons on the display screen making it simple to use, while a new Display Command control located on the carbon-fiber center console allows easy operation without having to touch the monitor. The shift paddles are now mounted to the new steering wheel, allowing drivers to change gears mid-turn without having to take their hands off the wheel.
The redesigned dashboard, steering wheel and center armrest are covered with high-quality Alcantara® leather. In addition, unique to the GT-R NISMO are the leather-appointed Recaro® carbon fiber bucket seats with red Alcantara® inserts.
The performance of the all-wheel-drive GT-R NISMO has also been upgraded, thanks in part to the standard model’s significantly reinforced body. The stiffened body structure allowed the engineers to further refine of the GT-R NISMO’s shock absorbers, springs and stabilizers, all of which, when combined with the car’s added downforce, result in an accurate and flexible suspension with better grip. The GT-R’s special Bilstein® DampTronic driver-adjustable system — which utilizes multiple vehicle information systems to provide appropriate damping forces and high levels of controllability for a variety of driving situations — features special NISMO-tuned shock absorbers that effectively helps transfers the power of the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, to the road surface.
Dubbed the “VR38DETT,” the GT-R NISMO’s engine, which produces a remarkable 441kW (600PS) is the result of the expertise that NISMO has gained from participating in motorsports events around the globe. Mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox, it features a pair of high-flow, large diameter turbochargers used in GT3 competition. Each GT-R NISMO engine is hand-assembled from beginning to end in a special clean room by meticulously trained technicians, with an aluminum plate added to the front of each engine showing the name of the Takumi engine craftsman.
Despite its potent nature, the new GT-R NISMO boasts an impressive overall balance, evolving into a car that can be enjoyed as much on a winding mountain road as on the local race circuit.
“Track edition engineered by nismo” is a special grade that was added to in the car’s grade portfolio in November 2014. It is designed as, a fusion of NISSAN GT-R NISMO’s rigid body structure and suspension, with the specifications and form of the GT-R standard model. The grade continues in the 2017 model, installed with NISSAN GT-R NISMO’s suspension and wheels.
NISMO, a short form of "NISsan MOtorsports," is the performance brand for Nissan, and is one of the company's purveyors of "innovation that excites." NISMO offers products featuring innovative technology and high performance to a wide range of customers for street use. NISMO cars provide an exciting driving experience with motorsports-inspired aerodynamics and styling, enhanced handling characteristics and unmatched agility.
In the motorsports world, NISMO competes in the highest forms of GT and sports car racing, such as Japan's Super GT Series as well as providing engines to teams that compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the European Le Mans Series (ELMS).
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For more information about Nissan GT-R NISMO and “Track edition engineered by nismo,” visit http://www.nissan.co.jp/GT-R/ (web catalogue)