The 2017 Nissan GT-R Is A Badder, Bolder Godzilla - Maxim

The 2017 Nissan GT-R Is A Badder, Bolder Godzilla

The flaming orange Japanese sports car is now 20 horsepower hotter.
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The newfangled Nissan GT-R just got more ferocious. 

Nissan pumped it up with more boost from its twin turbochargers and an advanced ignition system that controls the timing of each individual cylinder contribute to the 2017 model, adding 20 horsepower to its output.

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Each of the Nissan's hand-built 3.8-liter V6 engines now cranks out 565 hp and 467 lb.-ft. of torque. To remind drivers of the car's sheer awesomeness, the GT-R now features an incredible-sounding lightweight titanium exhaust system, backed by an active sound enhancement that boosts the aural experience, especially during hard acceleration.

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Nissan's engineers have made the GT-R's chassis more rigid for more precise handling and control, and gave the car new 20-inch wheels for 2017.

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The hood, grille and other exterior components receive a mild massage to differentiate the 2017 from the previous model, and the signature paint shade is the new four-stage Blaze Metallic orange.

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The cabin receives upgraded premium materials, such as the single piece Nappa leather-wrapped instrument panel. Streamlined infotainment controls slash the button count from 27 to just 11, and the new 8-inch touch screen display is an inch larger than before, so icons are larger for easier use while driving.

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"We're proud to bring you what we feel is the ultimate GT-R that possesses amazing performance, newfound civility and a rich racing history," concludes Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist for GT-R.

Nissan nuts take note: this GT-R aims to bring the fire.

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