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The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO Is The Most Powerful GT-R Yet

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Back in March, Nissan unveiled the 2017 Nissan GT-R at the New York Auto Show, which sported a number of updates, both aesthetic and under the hood.

For most people, the new GT-R would be more than enough. But for those racing enthusiasts who demanded even more, there’s the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO, which debuted at the famous Nürburgring race course, a fitting place for the reveal since this is where the GT-R’s performance was honed, tuned and developed.

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The 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO puts out a whopping 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V6, which is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox and all-wheel drive.

The performance of the all-wheel-drive GT-R NISMO has also been upgraded, thanks in part to the standard model’s significantly reinforced body. The stiffened body structure allowed the engineers to further refine the GT-R NISMO’s shock absorbers, springs and stabilizers, all of which, when combined with the car’s added downforce, result in a better handling car than the previous model.

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Like the GT-R Premium, the GT-R NISMO’s front end features a freshened face highlighted by an aggressive new fascia. To help cool the car’s high-output engine, the dark chrome “V-motion” grille has been enlarged to collect more air, without diminishing the car’s aerodynamic performance. But unlike the standard model, the GT-R NISMO features a stiffened carbon fiber front bumper that improves airflow around the car, generates a high level of downforce, and enhances aerodynamics.

Inside, the GT-R NISMO features the same refreshed interior as the standard 2017 GT-R, with the additions of Alcantara suede to the redesigned dashboard and steering wheel, and leather-appointed Recaro seats with red synthetic suede inserts.

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Needless to say, the 2017 GT-R NISMO may be the most badass Nissan money can buy. And yet despite its more potent nature, the new GT-R NISMO boasts better overall balance than before, evolving into a car that can be enjoyed on a winding mountain road, as well as on the local race circuit.

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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  1. Sujeet Patel

    September 26, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    So it turns out the 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO is also the most expensive GT-R ever, coming in at a staggering $176,585!

    Why anyone would buy one over a similarly priced McLaren 570S, Audi R8, Viper ACR, Corvette Z06, 911 Turbo, NSX, or AMG GT is beyond me.

    Good luck with that Nissan!

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