Reviews Nissan GT-R NISMO: 11th Place - 2017 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car

02:05  11 november  2017
02:05  11 november  2017 Source:   Motor Trend

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Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the 2017 Nissan GT - R Nismo around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Motor Trend 's 2017 Best Driver ' s Car .

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Last year, the Nissan GT-R R35 went through its biggest update in its nearly nine-year life to date. This year, the hardcore GT-R NISMO version gets the update.

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As with many previous GT-R updates, it's a series of incremental improvements rather than a major redo. The showpiece is an updated interior featuring a new infotainment system with fewer buttons and better materials. Outside, the GT-R NISMO gets minor styling updates in the nose to improve cooling and aerodynamics. Underneath, the chassis is stiffened on all GT-Rs, and the NISMO gets extra adhesive in the bonded layers to tighten it up.

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Unlike the standard car, the NISMO receives no changes under the hood. Its twin-turbo V-6 continues to make 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed dual-clutch automatic remains, as does the sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. The brakes remain steel, and the dampers still have three modes, though the suspension tuning has been adjusted to exploit the stiffer chassis and better aero.

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  Nissan GT-R NISMO: 11th Place - 2017 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car © Motor Trend Staff

Weighing in at 3,904 pounds, the GT-R NISMO slingshots to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and through the quarter mile in 11 seconds flat at 126.8 mph. Stopping from 60 mph takes 104 feet, and the tires hang on for 1.02 average lateral g on the skidpad. It needs just 22.9 seconds to lap the figure eight and does it at 0.92 average g.

  Nissan GT-R NISMO: 11th Place - 2017 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car © Motor Trend StaffWe Say

"On at least three occasions, after an unsettling bump, the steering would not be on center despite the car going straight. It fixed itself, but it was an unusual electro-mechanical anomaly.

"I started with the transmission in automatic, but it wasn't as responsive—especially for downshifts—as I wanted, so switch to manual mode. The brakes were very good and easy to modulate. They were a bit abrupt on initial bite, but I could drag them into a corner and ease them off. This NISMO version reminded me of the very first time I drove a GT-R. It really shouldn't be able to do the things it is doing, but it does so without fail." Chris Walton

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  Nissan GT-R NISMO: 11th Place - 2017 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car © Motor Trend Staff

"The problem with associating a car with a video game is that technology moves fast. This thing feels like a video game circa 2007—that is to say, it's now a bit quaint. Even though it was refreshed a few years back, it still feels like a PS2 in an era of Xbox Ones.

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"Still, 600 hp and all-wheel drive are great ingredients for a rally-climb special, and going up 198 made it the perfect recipe. The power kept coming, and the surprisingly slow steering made it predictable in the corners. Point, squirt, shoot.

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  Nissan GT-R NISMO: 11th Place - 2017 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car © Motor Trend Staff

"This is one of the best GT-R's I've driven in a while. It still feels old and pretty dated, but it drives like a GT-R should. This is a car defined by physically improbable levels of grip. It hooks up and launches like no other and grips hard through corners—the GT-R remains a car that you just chuck into corners, mash the gas, and let the trick AWD system and tire grip sort things out.

"Has some of the same issues GT-Rs have long suffered. The ride is far better than it used to be, but it's a punishing car to drive over bumps in ways that few other cars are. Steering is heavy, but truthfully there isn't a ton of actual feel—the feedback you get is of the car being upset by every single impact and bump in the road." Christian Seabaugh

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2017 Nissan GT R Nismo front side in motion© Motor Trend Staff 2017 Nissan GT R Nismo front side in motion Randy Says

"It has three issues holding it back. It's the best handling of the GT-Rs. But it's just not brake-capable like it ought to be. They stop pretty darn well once or twice and then immediately start getting hot. By the end of the lap, I'm worried about them. One lap, I cooled them off and did it again, but there's a lack of precision in braking. The fade and whatever else is going on makes it difficult to enter the corners accurately.

"The other issue was the throttle. It's not linear, and it drove me nuts. Maybe it would be better out of Race mode. You want to land on the throttle like a butterfly landing on a leaf. When you first tip in, it gives you full power, and it's this big whoosh and throws you completely off balance. To Nissan's credit, they're being honorable about tires, I guess—it's more of a real street tire, but they're leaving a lot of time on the table. They grip well, they're just not at an R-compound level.

"The car is stable. I didn't have to correct much. It was a rotation not a snap oversteer. I love rotation. I hate snap oversteer, and that's all about just how fast that happens. In the GT-R it doesn't happen terribly fast. Most GT-Rs won't rotate at all, and the NISMO does. I love that about it."

  Nissan GT-R NISMO: 11th Place - 2017 Motor Trend Best Driver's Car © Motor Trend Staff
2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo
POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD
ENGINE TYPE Twin-turbo 60-deg V-6, alum block/heads
VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl
DISPLACEMENT 231.8 cu in/3,799 cc
COMPRESSION RATIO 9.0:1
POWER (SAE NET) 600 hp @ 6,800 rpm
TORQUE (SAE NET) 481 lb-ft @ 3,200 rpm
REDLINE 7,000 rpm
WEIGHT TO POWER 6.5 lb/hp
TRANSMISSION 6-speed twin-clutch auto
AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 2.94:1(f); 3.70:1(r)/2.95:1
SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Control arms, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar
STEERING RATIO 15.0:1
TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.4
BRAKES, F; R 15.4-in vented, drilled disc; 15.0-in vented, drilled disc, ABS
WHEELS, F;R 9.5 x 20 in; 10.5 x 20 in, forged aluminum
TIRES, F;R 255/40R20 97Y; 285/34R20 100Y Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT 600 DSST (Tread 200)
DIMENSIONS
WHEELBASE 109.4 in
TRACK, F/R 62.6/63.0 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 186.0 x 74.6 x 53.9 in
TURNING CIRCLE 36.6
CURB WEIGHT 3,904 lb
WEIGHT DIST, F/R 55/45%
SEATING CAPACITY 4
HEADROOM, F/R 38.1/26.4 in
LEGROOM, F/R 44.6/26.4 in
SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 54.3/50.0 in
CARGO VOLUME 8.8 cu ft
TEST DATA
ACCELERATION TO MPH
0-30 1.2 sec
0-40 1.7
0-50 2.2
0-60 2.9
0-70 3.7
0-80 4.7
0-90 5.7
0-100 6.8
0-100-0 10.8
PASSING, 45-65 MPH 1.4
QUARTER MILE 11.0 sec @ 126.8 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 104 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 1.02 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 22.9 sec @ 0.92 g (avg)
2.2-MI ROAD COURSE LAP 1:35.01 sec
TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 2,100 rpm
CONSUMER INFO
BASE PRICE $176,685
PRICE AS TESTED $177,685
STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/Yes
AIRBAGS 6: Dual front, front side, front curtain
BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/36,000 mi
POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5 yrs/60,000 mi
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 5 yrs/60,000 mi
FUEL CAPACITY 19.5 gal
EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 16/22/18 mpg
ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 211/153 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 1.06 lb/mile
RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium

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