2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition
2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition
2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition offers high levels of performance with NISMO-tuned suspension, adhesive body bonding, Recaro front seats and dry carbon fiber rear spoiler.
Highlights include the redesigned hood and front bumper, Daytime Running Lights, and matte chrome finish "V-motion" grille, one of Nissan's prominent design signatures.
The new Nissan GT-R's exterior gets a complete makeover across the front end. The distinctive grille has been enlarged to increase airflow to cool the engine without creating additional drag, and the refined shape blends smoothly with the more structurally rigid hood. By essentially eliminating hood deformation, testing has shown that the new hood design greatly improves aerodynamic performance at the front of the vehicle at high speeds. The Nissan GT-R Track Edition departs from the Premium model by incorporating the GT-R NISMO's wide front fenders.
Nearly all of the visual changes made to the Nissan GT-R's exterior were intended to improve aerodynamic performance; more specifically, aerodynamic efficiency was enhanced in three key areas: downforce generation, drag reduction and improved cooling of vital vehicle systems.
In the rear, all 2017 Nissan GT-R models continue to be defined by the iconic round taillights, but a new silver-finish diffuser and new side air vents have been incorporated next to the quad titanium exhaust tips to improve the car's aerodynamics. Also, the character line that separates the lower black section from the body panel has been heightened to make the car look wider and more aggressive.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition is available in five exterior colors: 4-stage metallic Super Silver, Solid Red, Jet Black, Pearl White and Blaze Metallic.
The Nissan GT-R Track Edition's sporty red and black interior treatment delivers an unparalleled degree of comfort, luxury and everyday usability. The dashboard adopts a "horizontal flow" to deliver a sense of high stability for the car's front-seat occupants, while the line from the instrument cluster to the center console provides a distinct driver-oriented environment for those behind the steering wheel. Ergonomically reclining, sculpted, heated and leather-appointed RECARO front seats are standard on the Track Edition.
An enlarged 8-in. touch panel monitor features large icons on the display screen to allow the user to easily manage the audio system, navigation system, telephone controls and other infotainment functions.
Every 2017 Nissan GT-R comes with standard NissanConnectSM with Navigation, Mobile Apps and Services Navigation system featuring 8.0-in. color display with multi-touch control. A Display Command control on the carbon-fiber center console allows easy operation without having to touch the monitor.
Other convenient information features include an innovative multi-function meter that allows the driver to customize the layout of important vehicle-specific performance parameters/information, transmission oil temperature, such as coolant temperature, engine oil temperature, engine oil pressure, transmission oil pressure and turbocharger boost pressure.
The Nissan GT-R Track Edition's standard shift paddles are mounted to the steering wheel, allowing drivers to change gears mid-turn without taking their hands off the wheel.
565-Horsepower Twin-Turbo 3.8-l. V6
The 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition utilizes Nissan's award-winning 3.8-l. V6 24. The engine delivers 565 horsepower at 6800 rpm and 467 lb-ft of torque, representing an increase of 20 HP and 4 lb-ft, respectively. Power increases are due in part to an increase in boost pressure and an ignition-timing system controlled at each individual cylinder.
The Nissan GT-R Track Edition features a standard titanium exhaust system that better manages the high temperatures of the exhaust gases from the engine versus a non-titanium design. The system includes a duct on the vehicle's undertray just forward of the muffler, which guides air into the rear diffuser section to help cool the muffler and evacuate hot air.
Engine power is transferred to all four of the Nissan GT-R's wheels via the world's first independent rear transaxle, the ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system. During normal driving, the GT-R behaves like a rear-drive vehicle, with the torque split set at 0:100, but it can be automatically diverted up to 50:50 depending on speed, lateral acceleration, steering angle, tire slip, road surface and yaw rate. A special Nissan GT-R-specific yaw-rate feedback control measures the differences between the target yaw rate calculated from the steering angle and actual yaw rate detected by the yaw-rate sensor and G sensor, and adjusts the torque bias accordingly.
The Nissan GT-R's Premium Midship Platform layout places the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of the vehicle, without the use of traditional torque tubes, allowing the suspension to operate independently while optimizing weight distribution and maximizing tire grip at each corner.
The Nissan GT-R Track Edition's NISMO-tuned suspension provides stunning agility, road holding and handling finesse, without compromising refinement. The springs and custom-developed Bilstein DampTronic dampers in the front and rear suspension are specially tuned to deliver exceptional grip levels and progressive handling response at the limit. Three suspension modes can be selected: Comfort, Normal and R, for circuit applications. Specially developed links fitted to the front double wishbone suspension increase castor trail to optimize wheel position during high-G cornering and improve straight-line and cornering stability.
Additionally, large high-rigidity bolts are used to increase stiffness of the wheel-hub attachment area. To minimize body-roll during cornering and changes of direction, the Nissan GT-R Track Edition features a 17.3 millimeters hollow rear anti-roll bar, which raises roll stiffness while reducing weight.
The new Nissan GT-R Track Edition offers additional rigidity in the body shell – achieved through using adhesive bonding in addition to spot welding, leading to precise suspension response under extreme load – another NISMO "factory tuned" enhancement.
Like all Nissan GT-R models, the GT-R Track Edition's DampTronic system features three driver selectable settings: Normal; Comfort, for maximum suspension compliance; or R. The same three-stage adjustability is also available for the VDC system and transmission shift operation.
Stopping power is provided by Brembo monoblock six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers with 15.35-in. front and 15.0-in. rear Brembo full-floating, cross-drilled two-piece rotors and low-steel, high-stiffness brake pads that minimize fade and help provide intense stopping performance. The calipers utilize race car-style radial mounting to minimize caliper flex during extreme braking.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R also offers improved sound quality with reduced Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH). By removing unwanted noise while concurrently augmenting the welcome sounds that please the ear – specifically the pulse-quickening sounds coming from the Nissan GT-R's free-flowing quad-exhaust – the Nissan GT-R Track Edition invigorates the senses while maintaining a quiet cabin at cruising speeds.
The ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) system identifies and reduces unwanted low-frequency sounds by using strategically placed microphones within the cabin and using a sound wave at the same amplitude through noise cancellation speakers to offset unwanted sounds. Improved sound absorption material behind the instrument panel, an acoustic windshield, a dashboard insulator and noise insulators housed within the rear fenders have been engineered to act as countermeasures to remove undesirable noise from both the engine compartment as well as the rear tires.
Standard safety equipment includes a Nissan Advanced Air Bag System for driver and front passenger, front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags for driver and front-passenger and standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front seat occupant head protection – along with front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters and three-point ELR/ALR rear seat belts.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition is available in one fully equipped model – no option packages are offered. The Nissan GT-R is also available in Premium and NISMO models.