2017 Nissan GT-R – Driven by Banzai

The Nissan GT-R turns 10 next year and as has been the case throughout its life, a new year heralds an array of improvements. Banzai Magazine was lucky enough to be invited along to Thruxton to take part in the UK launch and, under crisp blue skies, the we took to the track to see what’s changed.

In the past, the big news has more often than not been about power hikes and other performance improvements. Of course, this is the case here, but with 20hp over the 2016 model the new-gen car is only modestly quicker (see below for full stats). Don’t let that put you off though, when you read our full review you’ll quickly come to understand that this is still one stupidly rapid machine. No, the big story with the 2017 Nissan GT-R is the improvements to refinement and owners’ ability to live with the car day-to-day. A much-improved cabin and adjustments to the chassis have been the main focus here.


Looks wise, the GT-R hasn’t changed much either. A revised front end is the most noticeable difference on the outside producing less drag and better cooling qualities. Other little touches have been implemented to deliver marginal gains in looks and performance all-round. There is also a track-focused NISMO version which is promising fewer kilos and a stiffer ride for even more enthralling on-track abilities.

Look out for our full review of the 2017 Nissan GT-R which will be out in a forthcoming issue of Banzai Magazine.

2017 Nissan GT-R Specifications*

Length/width/height: 4170/1895/1370 mm
Wheelbase: 2780 mm
Track (front/rear): 1590/11600 mm
Weight: 1752 kg
Engine: VR38ETT (V6, DOHC continuously variable valve timing)
Maximum power: 562hp (570ps) at 6800 rpm
Maximum torque: 470 ft lb (637Nm) between 3600-5800 rpm
Suspension (front/rear): Independent double wishbone/Independent multi-link
Brakes (front/rear): 390mm 6-pot/380 mm 4-pot ventilated discs and alloy callipers
Tires (front/rear): 20”X9.5”/20”X10.5”

*Specifications relate to GT-R Pure, GT-R Recaro and GT-R Prestige

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