Since introducing the GT-R in 2007 as the brand's halo model, Nissan has never let its twin-turbocharged sports coupe go very long without an update. The more powerful, restyled 2017 model continues that constant evolution at the New York Auto Show. Now making 565 horsepower (20 hp more than the 2016) and 467 pound-feet of torque (a 4 lb-ft upgrade), the company's technological powerhouse arrives at dealers this summer.
To get the extra grunt out of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6, the GT-R's turbos now have more boost and each cylinder has individual ignition-timing control. A new titanium exhaust and Active Sound Enhancement should make the powerplant sound a little better, too. A six-speed dual-clutch gearbox continues to send power to the front and rear axles, but Nissan claims that refinements mean less noise and smoother shifts.