The 2017 Nissan GT-R is now on sale in Australia, with Nissan billing it as the “most significant upgrade” to the GT-R since the introduction of the R35 in 2009.
Highlights include a reinforced chassis, and more potent powertrain, as well as a host of upgrades previously reserved for the Black and Nismo editions.
Power from the handmade twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre six-cylinder unit has increased 15kW, now standing at 419kW. Nissan worked on increasing the boost pressure and ignition timing calibration, a feature only available previously on the Nismo variant.
Nissan says maximum torque, now at 632Nm (up from 628Nm), is spread further across the rev range. However, taking a look at the stats the previous model’s peak torque was spread from 3200-5800rpm, and now it peaks across 3300-5800rpm. There is also a new titanium exhaust system with electronic valve control for a quieter drive around town.
In the official MY17 press kit Nissan hasn’t mentioned the 0-100km/h time, so we assume it remains at 2.7 seconds. The top speed is 315km/h, while average fuel consumption is rated at 11.7L/100km (unchanged).
To match the power increase, there’s six-piston Brembo monoblock brakes up front and four-piston rear calipers, coupled with 390mm front and 380mm rear discs.
For the 2017 model year, Nissan is also introducing a new variant to the GT-R lineup, featuring kit taken from the no-longer-available Black Edition and hardcore NISMO variant.