Is New 2017 Nissan GT-R Too Civilized? [Video]
Nissan says the new 2017 GT-R is more comfortable than ever. It now comes with a “new sense of elegance and civility” that one would rarely find in such a high-performance super sports car. Is the new GT-R becoming too civilized?
For 2017, the 2017 Nissan GT-R gets new revisions representing the most changes made to the high-performance model since it was introduced in the U.S. in 2009. Some are on the performance level which is always welcomed. Additional performance upgrades equal more driving fun. What about the interior upgrades? Is GT-R getting soft?
The 2017 GT-R Godzilla is getting softer for sure. It now comes with finely crafted materials that Nissan says delivers an unparalleled degree of comfort, luxury and everyday usability unlike any iteration before. It now comes with Nappa leather that’s been artfully stitched together throughout the cabin by a master craftsman. It almost sounds like a new Ferrari.
More interior comfort
The driver and front passenger seatbacks for the Premium model have been reengineered to provide “a more premium ride experience” and improved comfort. Nissan engineers reconfigured the support wires within the seatback frame. Engineers reduced the weight of each seatback which reduced pressure points on the torso of both the driver and front passenger for a more relaxed seating position. It almost sounds like a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
New high-tech features
The 2017 Nissan GT-R technology gets upgraded too. It features a redesigned navigation system, enlarged 8-inch touch panel monitor, and a new Display Command control on the carbon-fiber center console. It allows easy operation without having to touch the monitor.
The new 2017 Nissan GT-R is definitely getting softer and more civilized on the inside. Is it getting too civilized for performance fans? Nissan says they are broadening the GT-Rs appeal to get new customers to buy the refined machine. Is it getting too refined? Godzilla is getting softer. Many will like the changes and some will think it's getting too soft. Our opinion? We like the changes and think Nissan needed to upgrade the interior. Refined doesn't mean it's getting soft underneath. Fortunately, for performance purists, Nissan has also improved the driving performance. We think performance fans will like the changes. Check back tomorrow and we’ll check out the performance upgrades.
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