Nissan Reveals Hardcore GT-R Track Edition

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Nissan has showcased a more racetrack-focused version of its GT-R supercar. Let's meet the 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition.

The 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition is differentiated from lesser models with a redesigned front end that not only looks the part, but is optimised for improved airflow into the engine (for better cooling). There's a matte chrome grille finish, new-look mesh pattern, the bonnet has been reinforced for high-performance driving and, overall, the body rigidity has increased. 

The cabin gains a red and black interior with leather-wrapped Recaro bucket sport seats and the dashboard layout includes just 11 switches for a minimalist look. There's also an 8-inch touchscreen monitor. The Track Edition also includes standard NissanConnectSM with navigation, mobile apps and services, which allows users to use a smartphone to remotely lock or unlock the car doors, activate the alarm, summon emergency services or track the car if it is stolen. The Bose audio system has been retained and it features Active Noise Cancellation.

Let's Go Faster

While the standard Nissan GT-R is no slouch, this track edition gains a titanium exhaust, carbon-fibre wing, four-wheel independent suspension tuned by Nissan's Motorsport division (Nismo) as well as bespoke alloy wheels. Power comes from the hand-built twin-turbo VR38DETT 3.8-litre V6 engine – its outputs (421 kW/633 Nm) are the same as the standard car's. 

This Track Edition sits below the halo Nismo Edition and will be fully revealed at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

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