Feast Your Eyes On The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO

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Photo Credit: Nissan /

Nissan’s latest GT-R NISMO is ready for some serious track time.

Following after the unveiling of the refreshed 2017 Nissan GT-R, it was just a matter of time Nissan took the wraps off of its more hardcore variant. While the road-going GT-R received a variety of upgrades to make it more luxurious, enthusiasts and die-hard fans can rest easily knowing that the NISMO variant is still a track-focused monster.

Unveiled at the Nurburgring, the new GT-R NISMO will go on sale later this year with the rest of the GT-R lineup and has gained quite a few upgrades. On the outside, the GT-R NISMO gets a fresh face with an enormous grille opening, a reinforced hood and revised canards for even more downforce. These parts, along with a newly-designed splitter give the GT-R NISMO an angrier look.

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With the regular GT-R’s body getting reinforcements, engineers went to work on the NISMO version with refined springs, shock absorbers and stabilizers. The shock absorbers are specially tuned by NISMO to help the supercar put its ferociousness to the ground. All of these changes, according to Nissan, give the supercar a 2-percent improvement in cornering and slalom tests.

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Under the new hood lies the familiar, and aging, 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that has been tuned to make 600 hp and 481 lb.-ft. of torque. For comparison, the regular GT-R’s V6 puts out 565 hp and 467 lb.-ft. of torque. With more power and go-fast goodies, the GT-R NISMO will be even more of a riot around a track.

Even more good news is that the GT-R NISMO benefits from the same interior changes as the regular supercar. The cabin now features a new 8-inch touchscreen that drastically reduces the number of buttons, while Alcantara can be found on the steering wheel and dash. The GT-R NISMO also gets leather-lined Recars with suede-like inserts.

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Nissan hasn’t released pricing or available for the 2017 GT-R NISMO, but it will surely be more than the $164,485 base price of last year’s model.