Since Nissan had taken the covers off their new 2017 version of the GT-R, it will only be a matter of time before the sharper NISMO version gets this new updated look. Apparently we do not have to wait long as Nissan had surprisingly unveiled to the world the new version of their scarily fast supercar-killer, the 2017 GT-R NISMO.
“With the 2017 GT-R as a starting point, the new NISMO version has become a more well-balanced machine, with not just increased performance, but a heightened premium feel overall. It is the result of our relentless pursuit of ultimate driving pleasure,” said the chief product specialist, Hiroshi Tamura.
The new GT-R NISMO was appropriately launched at the Nurburgring where the car was developed, tested and signed off. Like the new GT-R, the NISMO features a restyled front end that is more apparent by its more aggressive bumper, larger dark chrome V-motion grille and a reinforced hood that is said to avoid deformation at high speeds.
But make no mistake in thinking the NISMO’s front bumpers are the same as the normal GT-R’s as it is made from carbon fiber in order to achieve the ideal amount of stiffness in a car that aims to break lap records. The new GT-R NISMO basically generates more downforce than any other production cars made by Nissan to date.
Getting into the technicalities, the new GT-R NISMO might still get 600PS, but it now benefits from stiffened body structure and upgraded shock absorbers, springs and stabilizers. Nissan had definitely improved the NISMO from the previous version as its slalom times and cornering performance have been improved by 2-percent.
To remind you that the GT-R NISMO is no slouch, the turbochargers used in them are high-flow, large-diameter units that are used in GT3 competitions. Nissan has yet to release any official figures, but the zerotohundred time should remain at an already-blistering 2.8 seconds.