Nissan debuted the 2017 Nismo GT-R at the rather infamous Nürburgring earlier this week, along with the introduction of the reworked standard road-going 2017 GT-R.

Nismo decided that the Green Hell would be a fitting launch location, as this is where the car was tested and developed.


As with the standard 2017 GT-R, the Nismo features a completely new front-end that is designed to aid cooling. A new reinforced bonnet makes an appearance as well. This helps combat deformation at extremely high speeds, which makes for improved aerodynamics at all times.


Aerodynamics, in fact, play a big part in the Nismo’s development. This much is clear after one look at the extremely aggressive carbon front-splitter and rear-mounted wing.

As a result, the 2017 Nismo GT-R produces more downforce than any other production Nissan to date.


Unfortunately, the power output from the twin-tubro 3.8-litre V6 remains exactly the same as the previous Nismo GT-R at 441 kW and 652 Nm. At least that’s still 21 kW over standard.

Special care has been given with regards to the suspension. The shocks, springs and stabilizers have been improved to work with the new added downforce for the ultimate GT-R driving experience.


The interior is a carry-over from the face-lifted standard model, which includes the addition of a redesigned dashboard, steering wheels and centre armrest. These all covered in top-quality Alcantara. The Nismo is also fitted with specially-designed Recaro carbon bucket-seats.

A new, enlarged, 8” touch-panel helps simplify the interior by doing away with some of the switches from before by integrating navigation- and audio controls.


“The GT-R NISMO emphasizes the ‘R’ in its nomenclature. Its direct ties with racing makes it at home on any racetrack, providing the highest levels of excitement and exhilaration for the driver. 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 Hiroshi Tamura, the Chief Product Specialist of the GT-R NISMO and the standard GT-R.