The 2017 Nissan GT-R fulfills its promise of staggering performance by combining brute force with high technology. What's more, the 2017 GT-R is easy to drive and delivers plenty of bang for the buck, although it's getting on in years compared to the headline-makers in its class.
For 2017, the Nissan GT-R returns with a slight face-lift as well as a bit more power under the hood. Inside, there's a new dashboard with fewer buttons and a larger infotainment screen with an updated control interface. Also, the shift paddles have been moved from the steering column to the steering wheel, and Nissan claims that the cabin is quieter than before thanks to new sound-absorption measures. A new trim, called the GT-R Track Edition, bridges the gap between the GT-R and the GT-R Nismo. It features the suspension upgrades of the Nismo and combines them with the GT-R Premium's powertrain.
Are you looking for a high-performance sports car that will make you feel like a track-day hero? The 2017 Nissan GT-R might still be your best bet, thanks to numerous high-tech systems that make it one the easiest sports cars to drive. But it's also the oldest car in this fast-moving segment, so newer rivals could seem more appealing overall.