Nissan has offered its first glimpse of the 2017 GT-R ahead of the Japanese super-coupe’s reveal at next week’s New York Auto Show.
Don’t expect an all new model, or any sweeping changes to the current design; Nissan is continuing its tradition of incremental annual updates for its performance hero.
There will be some slight visual changes, likely centered around the GT-R’s front, although the shadowy nature of the teaser image means we could see a few tweaks to rear styling as well.
Although the changes may only be minor, they’ll provide the GT-R with a visual link to the next generation GT-R expected to arrive in 2018.
Mechanically the GT-R update will stick with its 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, currently rated at 404kW and 628Nm, but as Nissan usually (but not always) finds a way to coax some extra performance out of the engine each year, a small bump in figures may be on the cards.
The data Nissan gathers from its GT-R program means that some slight handling revisions will also be likely. While straight-line speed may not vary, track performance will no doubt benefit.
The full extent of any changes won’t be revealed until the New York Auto Show opens next week, and TMR will bring you all the debuts as they appear.
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