The MY17 GTR Track Edition

by Kriss Merchant
11 months ago
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Another eagerly anticipated chapter in the Nissan GT-R success story has begun, with the arrival of the MY17 GT-R Track Edition.

As the name implies it’s been specifically engineered for thrill-seeking track enthusiasts by the dedicated team at NISMO designed to deliver a higher level of performance than the standard MY17 GT-R priced from £91,995.

The Nissan GT-R Track Edition sits above the Premium, Prestige & Black Edition in the model line-up, but below the flagship GT-R NISMO. The clubs own National Events Coordinator went to see one of the few cars currently available at MOTORLINE NISSAN at Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent whilst also holding one of the clubs Breakfast Meets.

Performance modifications to further improve the dynamic experience include :

  • Bespoke Bilstein Damptronic® suspension – a race tuned set-up that is designed to optimise straight-line & cornering stability.
  • A new lightweight anti-roll bar – added to increase body stiffness and reduce weight.
  • NISMO Racing Black forged 20-inch aluminium wheels and tyres.
  • A wider front bumper.

However the exact specification varies by market. So for example Track Edition cars in Germany come with carbon-backed Recaro seats as standard with the carbon rear spoiler available as an option.

In the UK the black and red Recaro seats from the GT-R Black Edition are fitted while the carbon spoiler is standard. A boot lid made from carbon and the carbon-backed seats are optional extras.

What is included on every version is the unique Track Edition badge made from carbon that’s attached to the dashboard.

The GT-R Track Edition is based on the MY17 GT-R which was first unveiled at the New York Motor Show in April 2016. Building on the GT-R’s unrivalled supercar heritage, the four-wheel-drive super-coupé features a striking new aerodynamic exterior design.

Customers will start to take to delivery of cars from early November.

The GTROC would like to thank David & Jamie who are the GT-R gurus at MOTORLINE NISSAN for their kind invite & hospitality yesterday for getting the M17 GT-R Track Edition & MY17 GT-R NISMO (two of currently six) for us to crawl all over!