The 2017 Nissan GT-R – and its even more powerful GT-R NISMO sibling – will get a UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this month.
The latest version of the Nissan GT-R – Nissan’s supercar for the common man – may have been revealed at the New York Motor Show in March, but it’s not been seen in the UK yet.
But that’s about to change as the 2017 GT-R heads to the South Downs and the Goodwood Estate to strut its stuff in front of the crowd at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed at the end of this month.
What FoS visitors will see is a GT-R with mild cosmetic tweaks to make it look a bit fresher, an interior that looks a bit more upmarket and a power boost to 562bhp and 470lb/ft of torque.
Nissan will be taking the GT-R up the hilllcimb, but despite its extra power it’s not going to bother the quick times. But its beefy sibling – the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO – just might.
Nissan are also taking the recently revealed NISMO version of the GT-R to Goodwood, and it was the GT-R Nismo that took the hillclimb record in 2014 with a time of 49.2 seconds, pushing the Noble M600 in to second spot by nearly a second (and almost 4.0 seconds quicker than the McLaren P1).
The 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from 23-26 June.