Nissan has announced Australian pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Nissan GT-R, and, for the first time ever, Nissan has broken into the $200,000 price bracket for the range topping Nismo engineered GT-R Track Edition.
In light of the $420,000 Honda NSX, pricing for the 2017 Nissan GT-R doesn’t seem too outrageous. However, when you consider that the original Nissan GT-R R35 retailed for less than $160,000 in 2008, the asking price is subject to more scrutiny.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R will be available in three guises. The Premium edition, which starts from $189,000 (plus on-road costs), the Premium Edition with Luxury Trim, with an asking price of $195,000 (plus on-road costs), and the range topping Nismo GT-R Track Edition, which starts at $227,000 (plus on-road costs).
Nissan’s legendary 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine remains virtually unchanged. Power and torque have been increased marginally by 15kW and 9Nm respectively, boosting total engine output to 419kW at 6800RPM and peak torque to 632Nm available between 3300-5800rpm. Paired with a slick-shifting six speed dual clutch transmission and Nissan’s AWD, the 2017 Nissan GT-R will accelerate to 100km/h in 2.7sec (unchanged) and on to a top speed of 315km/h- marginally shy of the elusive 200MPH mark.
The biggest changes to the 2017 Nissan GT-R come inside the cabin- Nissan’s attempt to provide a Euro-rivalling interior have been successful. The 2017 GT-R is a significant improvement over the model that it replaces. Ensconced in premium quality Nappa leather, fewer switches, a larger 8inch infotainment screen and paddle shifters mounted directly to the steering wheel rather than the steering column, means that the interior of the 2017 Nissan GT-R is a nicer place to be.
Perhaps one of the most divisive additions to the 2017 Nissan GT-R is the new Active Sound Enhancement system which brings the exhaust note into the cabin. A varex style exhaust switch also means that the GT-R can be muted for a less-intrusive, quieter getaway in the morning.
Orders are now underway for the 2017 Nissan GT-R with first Australian deliveries expected to commence next quarter.
GT-R Premium Edition: $189,000
GT-R Premium Edition with Luxury Trim: $195,000
GT-R Track Edition Engineered By Nismo: $227,000