2017 Nissan GT-R now on sale in Australia from $189,000

September 2, 2016

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.

2017 Nissan GT-R

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).

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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.


Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.

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