2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition to Hit US Market in Late Summer

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Nissan will pull the sheet from the North American-spec GT-R in two weeks time at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

The Track Edition is the third vehicle in the GT-R’s lineup, with Nissan saying that it is meant to strike a balance between a touring car and a race car. It sits above the GT-R Premium in the car’s trim hierarchy, but below the GT-R NISMO, a car which the Track Edition borrows many of its tricks from.

Powering the Track Edition is the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 that is used in Premium model, making 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque, sent to all four wheels.

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Just about everything else in the Track Edition model comes down from the hot GT-R NISMO. Additional body shell adhesives are used to increase rigidity in the Track Edition, the suspension is retuned by NISMO, weight is stripped out and a set of stickier tires are used. The front fenders are taken straight from the GT-R NISMO along with a carbon fiber rear spoiler.

On the inside, black and red are used as the contrasting colors while the passengers sit in high-grip Recaro seats. Plenty of technology is standard on this car, including NissanConnect infotainment, a Bose audio system, active noise cancellation and active sound enhancement. Nissan also spent some time making the dash layout cleaner on the refreshed GT-R, which now has only 11 switches and an 8-inch touchscreen

“The new GT-R Track Edition gives buyers a specialized model, one true to GT-R heritage and available only by special order,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc.

The GT-R Track Edition will be available by order only starting in late summer of 2017 for $127,990.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

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