Like the standard model, the GT-R Nismo’s front end features a freshened face that’s highlighted by a new bumper. But unlike the standard model, the front and rear bumpers here are made of carbon fibre. Overall, the car’s new shape generates more downforce than any other Nissan production car to date, which in turn aids in high-speed stability.
The GT-R Nismo gets the same massively upgraded interior as the standard model though what’s limited to this car are the Recaro carbon bucket seats with red alcantara inserts.
The mechanicals have also been upgraded, thanks in part to the standard model’s significantly reinforced body. The stiffened body structure has allowed the engineers to refine the Nismo’s shock absorbers, springs and stabilizers, all of which, when combined with the car’s added downforce, result in a better handling car than the previous model.
The 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine is the same as before, developing 592bhp at 6,800rpm and 652Nm of torque between 3,600rpm and 5,600rpm. It’s paired to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo will be offered in five different colours, with deliveries expected to begin by end of this year.