I got to see the new 2017 Nissan GT-R up close at Z Bash last month and I were left wanting for more. Today we learn that more is going to cost, well, more. Nissan announced that the 2017 Nissan GT-R in Premium trim will have an MSRP of $109,990. Throw on the $1,595 destination charge and the total (before any other taxes & fees) comes out to $111,585 which is a little over $8k more than what the 2016 GT-R Premium came in at. So, why the price increase? Well for the 2016 model there was a titanium exhaust option that was about $12k but for 2017 that exhaust will be standard. When you think about it that way the price is not only justified but its actually a bit of a deal. Of course its only a deal to those who have enough disposable income to drop six figures on a Japanese super car. Believe me when I tell you that I am not one of those people.
This announcement makes me even more curious about the price points for the lesser trims. Will all of them come in higher than their predecessors? Anyone remember the days when a new GT-R could be had for less than $70k? I do because…well…I couldn’t afford it back then either.
Anyway what do you think of this pricing? Is Nissan charging more than what the GT-R is worth? Or does the exhaust upgrade make the price reasonable to you? Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype. For more info on the 2017 Nissan GT-R Premium check out the press release below.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced pricing of $109,990* USD for the new 2017 Nissan GT-R Premium model, which goes on sale beginning in mid-July at select Nissan dealers in the United States.
The 2017 Nissan GT-R represents the most significant makeover to the iconic supercar since making its debut at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show before its launch in the U.S. as a 2009 model. It offers a fresh look inside and out, as well as major driving performance enhancements and key new features. All aspects of the vehicle are enhanced to broaden the appeal to customers seeking both GT (Grand Touring) and R (Racing) experiences – including new dynamic styling and 565 horsepower, an increase of 20 HP, as well as a standard Titanium exhaust system.
The enhancements to the new GT-R focus on five key areas – exterior design, interior refinement, driving performance, ride comfort and advanced technology – all with the intent to create new levels of refinement and excitement.
The GT-R’s new dynamic styling is both attractive and functional. The new V-motion grille, one of Nissan’s latest design signatures, has been enlarged to provide better engine cooling and now features a matte chrome finish and an updated mesh pattern. A new hood, featuring pronounced character lines flowing flawlessly from the grille, has been reinforced to enhance stability during high speed driving. One new four-coat premium exterior paint color, Blaze Metallic, has been added to the exterior paint palette.
Inside the cabin, the new premium interior design features an instrument panel wrapped in hand-selected Nappa leather and a revised front seat design for enhanced comfort and holding performance. The simplified switch layout reduces the number of switches from 27 in the previous design to just 11, while an 8-inch capacitive touch panel monitor replaces the previous 7-inch design. In addition, the paddle shifters are now mounted on the steering wheel, allowing drivers to make mid-turn gear changes without taking their hands off the wheel.
The interior of the Premium Edition, featuring semi-aniline leather, offers three different options: the newly added Rakuda Tan, as well as Amber Red and Ivory. The 2017 GT-R Premium also adds 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 new 2017 GT-R now offers 565 horsepower, an increase of 20 HP versus the 2016 model, with a flatter torque curve for enhanced on-demand acceleration. Among the powertrain changes is a new Titanium exhaust system – standard on GT-R Premium models – which combines with new Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement technologies to filter out unwanted noise and retain excitement during spirited driving. Acoustic glass and targeted sound dampening help reduce the intrusion of wind and road noise into the GT-R cabin.
The 2017 GT-R Premium is the first of four 2017 GT-R grade levels. Prices for additional 2017 GT-R trim levels will be announced at a later date.
For photography and additional information about the 2017 Nissan GT-R, along with the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visit NissanNews.com.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.