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September 24, 2016 13:30 ET

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO: Pricing Announced at U.S. Debut

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - September 24, 2016) -

  • New 2017 GT-R NISMO -- the extreme iteration of Nissan's GT-R supercar -- priced at $174,990 USD1
  • Fresh new look inside and out for the 2017 model year
  • Unmatched performance2 anchored by 600-horsepower3 high-capacity turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 and advanced independent rear transaxle all-wheel drive system
  • Enhanced body structure allows further refinement of the unique NISMO suspension tuning
  • New interior design features Nappa leather-wrapped instrument panel, 8-inch capacitive touch panel monitor, new steering wheel mounting of paddle shifters and new lightweight seat design

Nissan today announced pricing of $174,9901 USD for the new 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO in conjunction with its North American debut at the Japanese Classic Car Show at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The annual JCCS is regarded as the largest gathering of Japanese heritage enthusiasts in the country and attracts nearly 400 private heritage cars and more than 7,000 spectators.

The new GT-R NISMO is on sale now at certified Nissan GT-R dealers nationwide. The new 2017 GT-R Premium model went on sale early this summer.

Now in its third year of availability, the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO delivers factory tuned supercar dynamics with advanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling. Developed by NISMO, the brand's motorsport specialists, the GT-R NISMO model is available in very limited numbers in North America. The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO is highlighted by a fresh look inside and out, as well as driving performance enhancements.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices1 (MSRP) for the 2017 Nissan GT-R:

GT-R Premium  $109,990 USD
GT-R NISMO  $174,990 USD
Destination and Handling $1,595.

"Last spring, our most exclusive and fastest road-going GT-R ever, the 2017 NISMO, made its global debut at the famed Nürburgring race course, where the Nissan GT-R's potent performance was honed, tuned and developed," said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "Now, as it readies to hit the streets of North America, it's fitting that it does so among a gathering of the Nissan and Datsun heritage cars that paved the way for this ultimate expression of Nissan innovation and performance."

About the 2017 GT-R NISMO
The GT-R NISMO's new dynamic styling is both attractive and functional. The new "V-motion" grille, one of Nissan's latest design signatures, has been enlarged to provide better engine cooling and now features a matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern. A new hood, featuring pronounced character lines flowing flawlessly from the grille, has been reinforced to enhance stability during high speed driving.

Unique NISMO body features include carbon fiber front and rear bumpers, black outside mirrors with red stripe and carbon fiber side sills and emblem treatment. The GT-R NISMO's handmade dry carbon rear spoiler features a special coating that allows carbon fiber "weave" to be felt by the touch. The lightweight dry carbon fiber material is also incredibly strong4.

The new GT-R NISMO also benefits from the 2017 GT-R Premium's refreshed interior, whose cabin possesses a more upscale feel than ever before. The redesigned dashboard and steering wheel are covered with high-quality Alcantara® suede. NISMO racers influenced the design of the dark gray with red stripe steering wheel, with three spokes, red center mark and red stitching to give a strong combination of grip, feedback and comfort.

The center stack layout has been improved and simplified, with the number of integrated navigation and audio controls reduced from 27 switches in the previous model to only 11 in the 2017 version.

In addition, an enlarged 8-inch touch-panel monitor featuring large icons on the display screen make it simple to use, while a new Display Command control on the carbon fiber center console allows easy operation without having to touch the monitor. Unique to GT-R NISMO are the leather-appointed Recaro® seats with red synthetic suede inserts.

The 2017 GT-R NISMO's 600-horsepower VR38DETT 3.8-liter twin turbo V6 is rated at 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque3 -- representing increases of 35 horsepower and 14 lb-ft of torque versus 2017 GT-R Premium models. The engine's high-flow, high-capacity turbochargers are similar to those used for GT3 racing and offer improved breathing. Optimized individual ignition timing control for each cylinder and upgraded fuel pump (versus standard models) help improve combustion. A special lightweight Titanium exhaust system is also standard.

The VR38DETT V6 is backed by an advanced paddle-shifted sequential 6-speed dual clutch transmission, which can be driver selected to shift at race car-like speeds.

The 4-wheel independent suspension receives unique NISMO tuning, with reduced weight and additional roll stiffness. Additional adhesive bonding (in addition to spot welding) helps increase body shell rigidity.

For photography and additional information about the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO, along with the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visit NissanNews.com.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

1. MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $1,595.
2. Damage resulting from racing, competitive driving, track and/or airstrip use not covered by warranty. See your New Vehicle Limited Warranty and Owner's Manual for proper vehicle operation and complete warranty details.
3. 93 octane gasoline required
4. Dry carbon fiber requires specific maintenance. Please see Owner's Manual for details.

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