Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan has unveiled the new avatar of the iconic supercar GT-R at the New York International Auto Show. The new 2017 GT-R, which gets a fresh look both inside and outside, will go on sale in summer 2016.
The changes made in the new model of the GT-R focus on five areas – exterior design, interior refinement, driving performance, ride comfort and advanced technology, according to the company. From a visual standpoint, 2017 Nissan GT-R flaunts the new V-motion grille, a matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern.
"As the standard bearer for great Japanese engineering and design, the GT-R has always remained true to its Japanese character. It symbolises Nissan's ability to set the agenda," Daniele Schillaci, executive vice president, Global Marketing & Sales, Nissan Motor said in a statement. "From the onset, GT-R has pushed the envelope by combining the class and refinement of Grand Touring vehicles with the power and precision of a racing car. This new 2017 GT-R refines the legend in a most powerful way."
Inside the cabin, the new GT-R features an instrument panel wrapped in hand-selected Nappa leather and a revised front seat design. The new switch layout reduces the number of switches from 27 to just 11. In the new version of the supercar, the paddle shifters are now mounted on the steering wheel.
The colour palette of the GT-R also gets a new shade — Blaze Metallic. Powering the 2017 Nissan GT-R is a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6, which belts out 565bhp at 6,400rpm and 633Nm. Each engine in the 2017 GT-R is assembled by one of five master craftsmen called Takumi at Nissan's plant in Yokohama, Japan.