Following the recent unveiling of the updated 2017 Nissan GT-R, the Japanese carmaker has unveiled the updated Nismo variant and chose to make its debut more dynamic by traveling to the famed Nurburgring race track.
The exterior styling shares many of the same updates that first made their mark on the standard model. These include the new V-motion grille, revamped front splitter, tweaked headlights, as well as more splashes of carbon fiber trim on the front bumper. The rear fascia is more reserved, but a new rear bumper and four round exhaust tips highlight the extent of its updates.
Like the exterior, the Nismo’s cabin also recieves its own host of updates, and benefits from the upscale touches that made their debut on the standard car. Alcantara upholstry is standard equipment, and the updated center console boasts fewer switches and buttons than before. The Nismo also benefits from an eight inch touchscreen infotainment system as well as model exclusive Recaro seats with red inserts.
Nissan engineers chose to not make any revisions to the performance hardware lurking under the hood. This is actually not a bad thing since the car still retains its hand built 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged V6 which makes an earth splitting 600 horsepower and an equally stout 481 lb-ft of torque. A six speed dual clutch automatic transmission channels power to all four wheels and should allow the Nismo to make the sprint to 60 mph in the low 2 second range.
The heavily modified body also allowed Nissan engineers to unleash hidden levels of handling potential thanks to stiffer springs, new shock absorbers, and new stabilizer pieces which makes the car more stable at higher speeds while also allowing it to outshine its predecessor on the track.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo is expected to arrive in dealer lots later this year with pricing information being released closer to its official launch date.