Yup, the teaser Nissan posted a few days back was definitely a GTR and they are more than proud to display their latest version of the Godzilla to the curious eyes at the 2016 New York Motor Show. Like the previous updates, the styling is not the only thing that is new on this GTR as Nissan had also given their supercar-killer more power to roll with.
“The GTR has evolved with each model year, and this new model delivers significant enhancements. From the improved aerodynamic design, to the thoughtful cabin layout, to the even more powerful and responsive driving experience, the new 2017 GTR pushes the legendary GTR forward once again,” said Daniele Schilliaci, the Nissan executive VP of marketing and sales.
To some, this new GTR might look just the same as the ones before. But a closer look reveals that the front end has a new V-motion grille with a matte chrome finish, updated mesh pattern and has been slightly enlarged to provide better cooling. It also gets a jutted chin spoiler, extra aero under the headlights, and those extra ridges in the bonnet for increased stability at high speeds.
Speaking of the bonnet, underneath it lays the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 engine which now pushes out an extra 20-horsepower, bringing the power up to 565-horsepower at 6,800 rpm, and 469 lb-ft of torque. Nissan has yet to release any performance figures, but a zerotohundred time of 2.8 seconds is something that you will ever be labelling as ‘slow’.
And Nissan is not done just yet as the Godzilla’s growling acceleration has “never sounded better” with their new titanium exhausts and Active Sound enhancement (ASE) valves that open, allowing the quad pipes to snarl in an exuberant manner.