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Nissan Excites with GT-R Track Edition at New York Auto Show

Nissan Excites with GT-R Track Edition at New York Auto Show

By Philly Murtha, March 27, 2017
Nissan has released preliminary details on the new GT-R Track Edition variant that will debut at the New York International Auto Show during press days from April 12-13. The third, sleek and powerful “Godzilla” variant in the GT-R model line delivers a higher level of performance than the GT-R Premium and features some elements from the flagship GT-R NISMO supercar. This midsize premium sports car can be ordered from Nissan dealerships starting this summer and will have a suggested retail price of $127,990.

The new 2017 GT-R Track Edition is powered by the same muscular, hand-assembled, twin-turbo, 3.8-liter V-6 engine as the GT-R Premium. The engine makes 565 horsepower and provides thrust rated at 467-lb. ft. of torque when matched with a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission that can be operated to shift at race car speeds, Nissan claims.

Like a race car, the GT-R Track Edition’s body shell is more rigid with additional adhesive bonding, Nissan says, noting that the 4-wheel suspension is tuned like its NISMO sibling. Reduced weight and NISMO-spec tires add stability. The GT-R Track Edition also features an aggressive front end with Nissan’s NISMO fenders and V-Motion grille plus a carbon fiber rear spoiler. The car rides on 20-in. NISMO aluminum alloy wheels with NISMO-spec tires.

Inside, a sporty red and black interior features standard leather-appointed Recaro motorsports-themed front bucket seats. The dashboard layout includes 11 switches with an 8-in. touch-screen monitor. Standard steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters help drivers to make mid-turn gear changes quickly without the driver taking their hands off the wheel.

The GT-R Track Edition also is equipped with a NissanConnect media system that includes navigation, mobile apps and services, allowing a driver’s smartphone to remotely lock or unlock the doors, activate an alarm, contact emergency services, or track the car in case of theft. A rearview monitor also is standard. The standard high-end Bose audio system includes active noise cancellation plus active sound-enhancement technologies.

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