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2017 GT-R Now Available For Booking

BY Azfar Hashim

Yes, you can now order the new GT-R via the official channel

Nissan's local dealer, Tan Chong Motor Sales has officially announced that the 2017 Nissan GT-R is now open for booking. The new Nissan GT-R sports a refreshed look both inside and out, as well as major driving performance enhancements and key new features, all of which significant changes made to the model since it was introduced in 2007.

The new GT-R's exterior gets a complete makeover across the front end. The new chrome in matte finish 'V-motion' grille with an updated mesh pattern has been enlarged to provide better engine cooling, while the bumper sides were optimally reshaped to retain the car’s air drag and downforce. A new hood, which flows upwards from the grille, has been significantly reinforced, contributing to stability during high-speed driving. A freshly designed front spoiler lip and front bumpers with finishers situated immediately below the headlamps generates high levels of front downforce.

The rear of the car also received a thorough makeover: While the GT-R’s hallmark four-ring taillights remain, new bodywork helps improve air flow together with the side air vents next to the quad exhaust tips. Also, the belt line that separates the lower black section from the body panel has been heightened to give the car a wider and more aggressive stance from the rear. These exterior changes don’t result just in a sportier-looking car; they create an aerodynamically efficient vehicle, but retaining the same amount of downforce and air drag as the current GT-R to keep the car stable at high speeds.

The GT-R's award-winning 3.8L, 24 valves 6-Cylinder, twin-turbocharged engine – each unit handcrafted by its own Takumi master craftsman – now delivers 570 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 632 Nm of torque. The improved output, which is the result of individual ignition-timing control of the cylinders developed for the GT-R NISMO and extra boost from the turbochargers, allows the new GT-R to possess superior acceleration in the mid- to high-ranges. The engine is mated to an improved 6-speed dual clutch transmission that features smoother shifts and reduced noise levels.

Body rigidity has also been improved, along with better settings of shock absorber, spring and stabilizer resulting in improved road-holding capability, agility and precision of the suspension. As a result, The new GT-R’s enhanced straight- line stability, which reduces steering corrections and fluctuations of the yaw rate by about 30 percent and about 20 percent, respectively, compared to those of the 2015 Nissan GT- R, gives drivers a more poised and confident ride.

All that aside, here comes the other important part - price. The 2017 Nissan GT-R Black Edition retails for $620,000, COE included.

An entirely new dashboard and instrument panel is covered with high quality leather; 8-inch touch-screen monitor and new Display Command control allows easy operation

An entirely new dashboard and instrument panel is covered with high quality leather; 8-inch touch-screen monitor and new Display Command control allows easy operation