It’s been almost 10 years since Nissan released its first GT-R. Since that time, this model has all but revolutionized the way sports cars are perceived. By combining key components of Japanese car culture with a more reasonable retail price, the GT-R has become the sports car of choice for many American motorists. And lucky for those motorists, a new GT-R is on the way!
About the Nissan GT-R Nismo 2017
The GT-R Nismo has only been part of the GT-R family for a couple of years now; introduced in 2015, it brought a revised aerodynamic package that enabled it to go from zero to 60 in under three seconds’ time. The question is, what will the 2017 model do to improve on the original’s style and performance?
Well, a few changes have occurred. Start with the exterior of the vehicle, where some little tweaks have been made to the bumper and the grille, as well as some improvements to the car’s overall aerodynamics. What this allows for is more downforce, improved efficiency, and superior stability even when the vehicle is moving at high speeds.
Some changes have been made to the interior, as well—including a more premium feel to the cabin, high-quality leather accents, and a more streamlined dashboard layout, now featuring just 11 switches and knobs as opposed to the original 27. The central monitor has been enlarged, and there is now a Display control on the center console.
Additionally, Nissan has upgraded the all wheel drive performance, which will now boast better handling than ever before. All told, this stands to be an even better incarnation of one of the all-time great sports cars. The question is, when does it arrive in retail stores?
Buying a Nissan GT-R Nismo
Nissan has announced the release period for the 2017 model, though not any pricing information. The release will come sometime in the first half of next year; once a more specific date is nailed down, we’ll have that info here at Get My Auto.
As for pricing, the current model retails for $154,000. It’s expected that the 2017 edition will bump that price by somewhere around $4,000, hopefully still coming in at under $160,000.
Anyone looking for photos or additional information about this new release can find them here.
Nissan Used Cars and Trucks for Sale
It’s unlikely that you’ll see any of these in used car lots any time soon, of course. A prestigious, high-end vehicle like this is going to be held onto for a good long time. Even the 2015 model is difficult to find on used car lots, though they do pop up from time to time.
The good news is that Nissan makes a lot of other terrific cars and trucks, some of them pretty sporty in their own right; some of these you can find pre-owned, and with relative ease. It never hurts to look, anyway, so connect with a local dealership today!