The new 2017 Nissan GT-R has just been revealed at the recently held New York International Auto Show, and with comes inspiring images of its predecessors. Any car enthusiasts, from gamers, to RC joystick jockeys, to drivers in general, would know about the Nissan GT-R. However, it hasn’t been always this way. Nevertheless, it’s performance was never been questioned. This latest model boasts better interiors, additional outside noise blocking for when inside the cabin, a revised rear, and a “V Motion” grille made in matte chrome.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R Brings in a More Refined Look and Performance
Inside the 2017 Nissan GT-R you can find a hand-built 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine and it can deliver a total of 565hp (which is 20hp more than last year’s model). The automaker claims that this 2017 variant has the most standard horsepower amongst all of its rivals. However, no performance figures were cited to back up that claim. However, the previous GT-R model can dish out 0 to 60mph in just 2.7-seconds so it can be expected that the latest model can do even better.
Within the New Your Auto Show, the car manufacturer had four of its five craftsmen (also known as Takumi) to demonstrate the engine building for the attendees who are interested to know more. Onlookers in the event saw that even though the 2017 GT-R did put on quite a show, it still struggled to compete for the limelight with the classic Skyline GT-Rs that are parked just right next to it.
Speaking of the Skyline GT-R, the PGC10 was its first-generation model and had since then instantly created a high benchmark in Japanese performance cars. It debuted way back in February of 1969 and it was nicknamed “Hakosuka.” It weighed in at just 2,469-pounds and offered 158hp at a lofty 7,000 rpm with the aid of its small 2.0-liter, DOHC inline six-cylinder engine and a decent 130 lb-ft of torque.
However, the PGC10’s engine marked a more dedicated high-performance way of thinking when developers were still planning it. Prior to Nissan’s engines, more specifically their intake and exhaust ports that were all found on the same side of the cylinder head, the car sported a crossflow head. Other than that, it had four valves per cylinder, three Weber-like twin choke sidecraft carburetors, and hemispherical combustion chambers. Soon after its release, winning became easy as well seeing that it won the 1969 JAF Grand Prix at the original Fuji Speedway just three months after its launch.
More of these history lessons, along with the 2017 Nissan GT-R, was found in the recently held New Your International Auto Show. This latest GT-R needs to meet the expectations of many, but those who have seen it up close would make the car seem like it already delivers its promises.