The Nissan GT-R Nismo is no doubt a potent machine, but that potency now carries a much higher price tag than before. The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo has just been priced at $176,585, including destination, which represents an increase of $25,000 over last year's model.
Nope, that isn't a typo. The 2016 Nissan GT-R Nismo carried an MSRP of $151,585. As we previously reported, the 2017 GT-R Nismo benefits from the same changes as the standard 2017 GT-R, which itself received an $8,220 bump from last year. Those changes include Nissan's corporate V-motion grille, a more refined interior featuring improved materials, and an enlarged 8-inch touchscreen.
Though the standard GT-R got a little more power for 2017, the Nismo continues to pack 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque from its tuned twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-6. The GT-R Nismo also gets exclusive leather-upholstered Recaro seats, a Nismo-designed Alcantara steering wheel, red-accented carbon fiber ground effects, and a carbon fiber rear spoiler.
With its new price, the GT-R Nismo closes the gap between its closest competitor, the Porsche 911 Turbo S, which starts at $189,150. In comparison, the hottest version of Godzilla is still a performance bargain, but less so than last year. The 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo is on sale at dealerships now.