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More luxurious and stylish but still Godzilla

05.09.2016

Another South African Festival of Motoring favorite has to be the new Nissan GT-R. We were at the unveiling of this supercar killer and we liked what we saw. Here are the facts that you need to know.

The 2017 Nissan GT-R has been updated with an exciting new look both inside and out, as well as receiving major driving performance enhancements in key areas, which include a significantly reinforced chassis and more power from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V6 engine. 

Highlighting the front of the car is a redesigned hood witch accompany a redesigned  front bumper, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), and a new matte chrome finish "V-motion" grille, which represents one of Nissan's latest design signatures. This distinctive grille has been enlarged to increase airflow to cool the engine without causing any additional drag. Nearly all of the visual changes made to the GT-R's exterior were intended to improve aerodynamic performance; more specifically, enhanced aerodynamic efficiency in three key areas: downforce generation, drag reduction and improved cooling of vital vehicle systems. 

At the rear of the new GT-R continues to be defined by its iconic round taillights, but look closely and you'll notice a silver-finish diffuser and new side air vents that have been incorporated next to the quad titanium exhaust tips to improve the car's aerodynamics. 

The Nissan GT-R's new interior delivers an unparalleled degree of comfort, luxury and everyday usability unlike any iteration before it. It's obvious at first glance that the new cabin is more luxurious and upscale. Seamlessly wrapped in one continuous sheet of the highest quality optional Nappa leather, the new dashboard adopts a "horizontal flow" that delivers a sense of high stability for the car's front-seat occupants, while the line from the instrument cluster to the center console provides a distinct driver-oriented environment.

 

Output for the GT-R's award-winning 3.8-litre V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine has been increased, it now delivers 419kW. The transmission shift-management control of the sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission has been updated for better refinement and performance in a variety of driving situations. Power is sent to all four wheels making the GT-R A formidable force off the line. 0-100km/h is said to be under 3 seconds. 

Article written by Autodealer
05.09.2016
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