The bonkers Nissan GT-R Nismo gets treated to much the same tweaks as the regular GT-R for 2017 plus minor suspension tweaks too.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R bowed in at the New York Motor Show in March, but rather than a new GT-R, the 2017 model is a titivation of the current car to make it seem a bit more grown-up.
Having revealed the regular GT-R update, the meaner GT-R Nismo 2017 titivations were never going to be far behind, and here they are.
You’d probably be forgiven for expecting a 2017 update for the GT-R Nismo would include more power, but it doesn’t.
Which means the 2017 car gets the same 3.8 litre twin-turbo delivering 592bhp and 481lb/ft of torque, which we’re assuming (Nissan isn’t saying) will deliver the same bonkers 0-62mph of 2.8 seconds.
Still, as the current car’s performance is about as good as it can be, the lack of any more power for 2017 isn’t a huge disappointment.
Elsewhere, the 2017 GT-R Nismo gets similar updates to the regular GT-Rs, with the carbon fibre bumpers getting little canards to direct airflow more effectively, and the rigidity improvements have allowed Nissan to tweak the springs and dampers so the Nismo is quicker on the bends. By a hard to notice two per cent, apparently.
Interior updates mean the same higher quality, more grown-up feel the regular GT-Rs have been given, but with an Alcantara dash. carbon fibre centre console and red inserts for the carbon fibre Recaros.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo officially goes on sale at Nissan’s GT-R dealers on Monday (30 May 2016) with first customer cars arriving at the end of the year.
No prices yet for the new model, but as Nissan has nudged the price of the regular GT-R up a bit, you can probably expect to part with around £130,000.