How Fast Is The 2017 Nissan GT-R?

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Here's your answer.

The R35 Nissan GT-R finally received an exterior and interior facelift after nearly a decade on the market. Hey, better late than never. But what we were really keen to know at New York last week was the updated GT-R’s performance specs. Nissan didn’t announce them in the official press release. But thanks to Car Magazine, one Nissan exec simply couldn’t hold back. Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Nissan global product and strategy, so of course he knows what the 2017 GT-R is capable of. How fast is it, then?

According to Kato, "Acceleration and outright performance stay the same (0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph), but the extra flexibility reduces weight – otherwise the curb weight is around the same as the previous generation." Furthermore, "The dampers have also been retuned, improving ride comfort and delivering more forgiving cornering performance – it depends on your driving skill, but for most drivers the lap times will be better with this suspension set-up. The steering’s the same, however." So there you have it. The updated GT-R isn’t faster in straight line testing, but those aero, suspension, and weight loss improvements will make a difference at the track. Now, how about that facelifted GT-R NISMO?

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