It wouldn't be far-fetched to say that the all new 2017 Nissan GT-R has been 10 years in the making.
Oh, boy, has it been worth the wait, as the roaring iconic supercar debuted Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show.
The automaker claims the new GT-R sports the "most significant makeover" to the legendary vehicle since its launch back in 2007 ... and that's just the beginning of what Nissan is proudly boasting about this beast on wheels.
"This new GT-R is the most advanced, most refined and most progressive sports car that Nissan has ever built," Daniele Schillaci, Nissan's executive vice president of global marketing and sales, said in a company press release statement. "And that is saying a lot."
Nissan focused on five key areas to make the 2017 GT-R scream. For starters, the build includes a sleek but rugged exterior design with interior refinement to match. From there, the automaker honed in on the vehicle's driving performance — well, of course — ride comfort and advanced technology.
The end product? A roaring 565 worth of horsepower giving this supercar more kick than ever.
"From the onset, GT-R has pushed the envelope by combining the class and refinement of Grand Touring vehicles with the power and precision of a racing car," Schillaci said. "This new 2017 GT-R refines the legend in a most powerful way."
Take a look at this vehicular specimen and you may notice the all new V-motion grille that Nissan touts as one of the vehicle's new design signatures. However, it's also functional as it's designed to provide more efficient engine cooling as well. Similarly, as menacing as the new hood looks, Nissan says it has been reinforced to enhance stability during high-speed driving. That's a good thing, considering no one would dare purchase the GT-R for a leisurely Sunday drive.
In the car's cabin, owners will find an eight-inch capacitive touch-panel monitor, which is actually an inch bigger than that of the previous GT-R. Nissan continued the tech-savvy edge, giving owners of the GT-R Premium models a standard Titanium exhaust system, which combines with active noise cancellation and active sound enhancement technologies to filter unwanted disturbance, enabling drivers to focus on the road.
The all new GT-R is slated to hit certified dealers this summer.