Godzilla Rumbles Into New York With More Power

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Nissan has unveiled the 2017 (Model Year) GT-R at the New York International Auto Show.

The biggest change under the bonnets is an uprated version of the3.8-litre 24-valve twin-turbo V6 which now produces 562bhp (20bhp more than the previous model) and 637Nm of torque.

The power is sent to all four wheels through a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox, which Nissan claims is faster and smoother than before. The exhausts have titanium tips as standard.

The biggest changes though are cosmetic. Outside, the new GT-R sees the addition of Nissan's 'V-motion' grille finished off in matte black. The front bumper has been redesigned and features angular air intakes on the sides.

The sides sills extend outwards and at the rear there are air vents alongside the exhausts which are part of redesigned rear bumper. Also new outside are the 20-inch 'Y-spoke' alloys and the multi-layered 'Katzura' orange paint.

Nissan claims that the new 2017 GT-R is as aerodynamic as the previous model but it produces a lot less drag now.

Inside the GT-R has an all new interior which looks modern and more upmarket than before. Gone is the fiddly button ridden dash which has made way for a much cleaner design.

There is a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system underneath which lie the two horizontal air conditioning vents. The infotainment system can also be controlled through a dial

The new steering wheel still has numerous buttons but now also has the paddle shifters attached to it to help with changing gears mid corner.

The new 2017 GT-R is expected to hit showrooms later this year and will go up against the likes of the Porsche 911 turbo.

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Story first published: Thursday, March 24, 2016, 11:16 [IST]
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