New 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo Release Date and Info

Known as one of the most challenging and longest race tracks in the world, the Nurburgring race course is the location where the new 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo made its debut. This same location is the place where the GTR’s potent performance was tuned, honed, and developed. Just like the “normal” GT-R, the Nismo also features a new bumper that gives the front fascia a freshened look. Other changes include an enlarged V-motion grille with dark accents, a much reinforced hood, and redesigned canards. Want to get more news? The following review will keep you apprised with the least information regarding the new GT-R Nismo including its likely release date, and its pricing estimates.

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo exterior, side angle, white color, alloy wheels

Introduced nine years ago, the GT-R rewrote the conventional idea about sports cars that we’ve grown up to know. Relative to its peers, the GT-R is a distinct sports car that is built on a dedicated design and platform to reflect the Japanese culture at a more favorable price. In 2015, the Japanese marque included the GT-R Nismo in the existing lineup. It was more powerful and was offered with a revised aerodynamic package enabling it zoom from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo spy shots rear angle

As already mentioned, several changes have been offered for the 2017 GT-R Nismo. The exterior has received mild updates on the bumper, grille, aerodynamics, and on the canards. The result is more downforce, better efficiency, and exceptional high-speed stability. Five different exterior colors are available. The interior also hasn’t been left out in the raft of changes Nissan has offered its supercar. The cabin is more premium than before. High-quality Alcantara leather covers up the surfaces of the center armrest, steering wheel, and dashboard. The number of switches has been reduced to 11 from 27 for the previous model via redesigns to the center dash layout.

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo exterior,rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The 8-inch panel monitor has been enlarged and now features large display icons and is simple to use. Nissan also thought it wise to provide a new Display control on the carbon fiber center console that comes in handy when travelling at high speeds. This feature enables drivers to operate the Display command control without touching the eight-inch touch-panel monitor. Red Alcantara inserts on the Recaro carbon bucket seats make the GT-R Nismo unique relative to the rest of the lineup.

Nissan also didn’t forget about the performance of the AWD. The all-wheel-drive GT-R Nismo has been upgraded as well. The new model now handles better thanks to the added downforce that has been made possible by the refined stabilizers, springs, and shock absorbers of the GT-R Nismo. The performance updates are evidenced by the car’s superior cornering performance and enhanced slalom times.

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo exterior, alloy wheels

According to the Chef Product Specialist of the GT-R Nismo – Hiroshi Tamura, “The new 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo provides the highest levels of exhilaration and excitement even for the most experienced driver. This has been achieved through relentless engineering and witty designs that have made the GT-R Nismo emphasize the “R” in its nomenclature.”

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo Release Date & Price

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo release date

Pricing is under wraps for now, but we expect the new changes to cause a slight increase in the existing model’s $154,000 MSRP. The slight increase in question should be around four grand according to our estimates. The release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo Exterior

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo front angle, headlights and grille

Changes on the front fascia are minimal, which means it is largely identical to the outgoing model. The V-motion grille accented in dark chrome accents gives the fascia an assertive stance. The headlights, grille, and the engine hood, by and large, remain unchanged over the existing model. While the grille’s design remains unchanged, it comes with “Nismo” inserts with red and chrome letters as evidenced by the photos.

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo Coupe Interior

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo interior, steering wheel and dashboard

The changes available in the cabin mirror those offered for the standard 2017 GT-R. features include a three-spoke steering wheel, a redesigned dashboard, a new Display Command control, a bigger 8.0-inch TFT screen, and high-quality Alcantara and Recaro sport seats.

Available Trims

The new 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo is one among three trim models that belong to the larger Nissan GT-R family that consists of Premium, and Black Edition models. The Nismo version is the high-performance version.

Engine Specs

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo engine

Like the previous model, the new model makes 600 horsepower @6,800 rpm and 481 pounds-feet of torque @3,600 – 5,600 rpm via the powerful 3.8L V6 DOHC engine beneath its hood. Top speed stands at 191 mph, while the 0-60 mph takes a blistering 2.9 seconds.


Standard safety features available include full-length side curtain and front-seat side airbags, traction and stability control, and antilock disc brakes. A host of optional ones should be available too, but the contents should be expected on its release date, as shall the NHTSA-provided crash-impact safety ratings’ results.

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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo interior, lcd screen and gear shioft knob

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo interior, gear shift knob

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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo spy shots front view

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo spy shots rear view

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo spy shots front view, engine

2019 Nissan Altima

Emerging 2019 Nissan Altima Release Date

The 2019 Nissan Altima has received an exceptional new design. Actually, we rarely see the big change of a facelift. But the Altima has actually gone through more changes that you would think possible for a vehicle like this. Nevertheless, Nissan promised big things out of its new vehicles. And they are keeping the promise by offering a new Altima. All in all, the mid-live update for this car is something that we are happy to see. And we think that they did it in on a very high level.

The news about the release date for the 2019 Nissan Altima have been gaining momentum recently. Everybody thinks that this model is going to be released for the 2019 model year. While this is true, there is also a great possibility that this car might come out much earlier.

In fact, the 2019 model year Altima is probably going to hit the market sometime by the end of 2018. All in all this is an exciting time for the Nissan lineup and their new models.

2019 Nissan Altima Price Details

It is surprising that the company already announced the price of the 2019 Nissan Altima. Nissan already gave some details about how much they are going to sell the newest model for . Surprisingly, even with a larger than expected update this car is not going to get an enormous price boost. We expect it to sell for $22,500 for the entry level vehicles.

The same trim levels are going to appear this time as well so the S trim will be sold for $22,900. Next in line is the SR model which is selling for $24,470. The SV is available for a figure of $25,460 and the SL at $28,570. They offer bigger engine only under the hood of the SR and SL vehicle. These come with the price of $27,990 and $32,690 respectively.

2019 Nissan Altima Rumors

Once all the rumors about the 2019 Nissan Altima started emerging, many of them seemed unbelievable. There was no sense for them to update the car so much. This is by some standards a too extensive of an update to give a car as it features more changes than you would expect to see.

But since Nissan already announced that they are supposed to so something special, it was not such a surprise anymore. Additionally, the real reason behind the rumors was revealed once the car reached its final stages of development. In fact, rivals have been receiving more and more changes and the closest one particularly, Toyota Camry, is a completely different car.

This prompted the rivaling Japanese manufacturer to do the same for their one car. Thus we see the vehicle before us with the stacked update and changes that are given here.

Many Exterior Changes for the 2019 Nissan Altima

There are a lot of innovations for the exterior of the 2019 Nissan Altima. Almost everything but the hood has been changed. So now, there is a V-shaped grille in the front end of the car. The headlamps are replaced by some longer and slimmer ones. The bumper has gain new elements with different fog lamps. The center section bellow the grille also follows the V-shape design and manages to update the entire front side.

The rear end of the car actually does not have such big changes made for it. But it is still worthy of the changes that were made. The taillights are similar to before but come with new graphics. The trunk part received some new chrome elements and also a new spoiler. There are a couple of new creases added for the bumper and it helps it look a lot more crisper compared to last time.

The profile is completely intact. But this is not at all surprising as the current fifth-generation model has probably the finest profile out of all the recent Altima models. The belt line is very nice and the roof line is sporty and these are your basic elements of the vehicle’s profile. The changes that have been established here will help with the vehicle aerodynamics as it will reduce the drag coefficient from 0.29 to 0.26 Cd.

2019 Nissan Altima Dimension Changes

With all of the changes the 2019 Nissan Altima has received, the size is not one of them. They have firmly decided to keep the size of the car the same. There was no need to enlarge to car further and the D platform, which Nissan introduced for its fifth generation vehicles.

All in all, the full length of the car will still be 191.9 Inches while the wheelbase goes to 109.3 Inches. Overall width is 72.0 Inches and the height is 57.8 Inches. This still allows pretty convenient and more than acceptable interior numbers where the vehicle allows great interior comfort.

Newest Color Addition for the 2019 Nissan Altima

When it comes to new colors, the 2019 Nisan Altima is also going to provide some innovations in that department. But do not expect to get a slew of colors as we only have only one new one to look forward to. Besides the already featured colors which we saw before and with the previous car, the newly added one is Deep Blue Pearl. It sounds like a fabulous new addition which will update the vehicle more prominently and allow it a different new and attractive look.

What About the 2019 Nissan Altima Interior?

The interior of the 2019 Nissan Altima has received its fair share of updates. Although there were actually none needed. This car had one of the better interior ever seen in this segment. But the other models are not standing around with their hands folded, so this new face lifted model still needed to introduce some changes for the interior.

So now we have a completely redesigned center stack with added cup holders and a new steering wheel. The car also has the Zero Gravity seats which are now standard and have added softer new materials.

The SR trim actually expands with new gadgets such as added blue accents. You can see those on the steering wheel, seats, door panels and the leather on the steering wheel. Also offered is the a five- or seven-inch display that you can operate your NissanConnect SM with and also combine it with Mobile Apps such as NissanConnect Navigation with Mobile Apps.

Engine Specs of the 2019 Nissan Altima

Although much of the 2019 Nissan Altima has changed, the engine choices have not. They have decided to go for a reliable solution and did not really tamper with the choices of the engine. There are two ways that you can go, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V-6.

The first one produces 182 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque while the V-6 model makes 270 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. Now added is a Xtronic CVT transmission which a better feel when shifting and greatly helps to improve the performance of this sedan vehicle.

0-60 mph and Top Speed Rates

With the engines of the 2019 Nissan Altima remaining the same, the specs have not changed drastically as well. This includes the acceleration from 0-60 mph and its top speed. The time needed to reach 60 mph from a standstill is estimated to still be at 7.5 seconds.

On the other hand, the top speed of the car is about 130 mph. We do not require anything more from this vehicle and it firmly shows where the vehicle is in the market based on its ability and specs. We feel that the newest engines and different capability is only going to be possible with the new generation which we are still not sure when it will come out.

Fuel Economy of the 2019 Nissan Altima

With a familiar set of engines available for the 2019 Nissan Altima, there are no changes this car needs for the fuel consumption. But with the use of new active grille shutters and also due to the higher compression ratio, the four cylinder engine is able to consume 39 mpg on the highway, improved form the 38 mpg the last time around. The city consumption still remains at 27 mpg and is much more favorable if we compare it to the highway stats. The combined rating is 26 mpg still and has not improved this year.

2017 Nissan GT-R Release Date, Review and Info

Although getting a bit up in years especially in the lower levels of refinement, the new 2017 Nissan GT-R still holds plenty of appeal, and easy-to-drive nature. Its appeal is however manifested through its stupefying acceleration, and top handling limits. Its date of release should be expected sometime in February 2017.

2017 Nissan GT-R rear view, headlights, alloy wheels

You won’t find any other vehicle in the segment that embodies the concept of maximizing bang for your buck more than the GT-R. This is especially true if you are viewing it in terms of supercar performance. It has continued to offer distinguished leadership whether on the track or during normal highway cruising ever since it debuted seven years ago.

2017 Nissan GT-R side view, silver color, alloy wheels

Back then, all it could cost you was 70,000 USD but with the continued upgrades and improvements over the years, you’ll have to part away with a six-figure today. Despite the refreshments, the GT-R has continued to be Nissan’s impressive beast. Its V6-turbocharged engine now makes in excess of 550 horsepower and comes with plenty of computer controlled systems that ensure a stellar performance.

2017 Nissan GT-R rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

At the pinnacle of the trim lineup is the 600-hp-generating Nismo juggernaut model. It comes with Recaro front bucket seats, a different suspension system, and carbon-fiber aero work that work synonymously to lay waste to all possible challengers.

2017 Nissan GT-R side view,alloy wheels andheadlights

Sadly, the GT-R model has several drawbacks relative to what the competition offers. Some of them include a clunky around-town transmission behavior; a sky-high price for the Nismo model; doesn’t evoke passion as some of its rivals; and has an intrusive road noise.

2017 Nissan GT-R red color,rear angle, taillights

Well, the faulty list may seem long but we still love how the GT-R dominates the racetrack. Otherwise, there are plenty of rivals on offer including the 2017 Dodge Viper, the 2017 Corvette Z06, the 2017 Acura NSX, and the 2017 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe.

Trims Offered – Nissan GT-R

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

The high-performance 2017 Nissan GT-R coupe is available with a 2 + 2 seating configuration. Three trims are available: Premium, Black Edition, and the Nismo trim model. The R36 Hybrid is covered in a separate review.

Interior Concept & 2017 Nissan GT-R Exterior Review

The Premium model offers LED adaptive suspension system, 20” forged alloy wheels. Keyless entry and ignition, Brembo brakes, a rearview camera, heated front seats, a 7-inch touchscreen display, active noise cancelation, an eight-way power driver seat, satellite radio, Bose sound system, a navigation system, leather and simulated-suede upholstery, LED running lights, an 11-speaker sound system, satellite and HD radio, a CD player, a four way power front passenger seat, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

2017 Nissan GT-R front angle, headlights andgrille

Options here include a special plaque at the center stack, all-season run-flat tires, upgraded leather upholstery, “Silica Brass” paint, a special coolant mixture, and a gold VIN plate inside the engine compartment.

The Black Edition adds red and black interior stitching, Recaro leather front sport seats, lightweight black alloy wheels, and a carbon-fiber rear spoiler.

2017 Nissan GT-R dash board, steering wheel, lcd screen

At the pinnacle of the GT-R lineup is the Nismo model that offers a titanium exhaust system, distinctive interior trim, body reinforcements, a more powerful engine, and a firmer suspension tuning.

Both the 45th Anniversary Gold Edition and the Cold Weather Packages are free for all trims.

2017 Nissan GT-R trunk

Engine Nismo Specs – 2017 Nissan GT-R

Producing about 550 hp and 463 lbs. ft. of torque is a turbocharged 3.8L V6 engine that comes equipped under the hood of the 2017 Nissan GT-R. The advanced all-wheel-drive system transmits this power to the wheels via the six-speed automated manual transmission system.

The performance-themed GT-R Nismo gets an upgraded version of the same engine that cranks out about 600 horsepower and 481 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 Nissan GT-R engine

Performance is nothing less than jaw-dropping with the utilization of the built-in launch control. It will only take you about 3.2 seconds to get past 60 mph with the GT-R Nismo. Preliminary estimations put its top speed at 200 mph.

The impressive values don’t stop there as the GT-R still posts respectable fuel economy ratings of 22/16/19 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

Price & 2017 Nissan GT-R Release Date

An MSRP starting from $101,770 is all that will be needed to get the GT-R Coupe, and $149,990 for the GT-R Nismo once they go for sale. The 2017 GT-R should be expected to hit dealerships early next year presumably on February.

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2017 Nissan GT-R front view, red color, headlights, grille and allloy wheels

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo, rear view, taillights andtailpipe

2017 Nissan GT-R side angle,red color, alloy wheels

2017 Nissan GT-R side view, white color, headlights and grille

2017 Nissan GT-R rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Nissan GT-R side view, alloy wheels, headlights

2017 Nissan GT-R rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Nissan GT-R interior, leather seats, steering wheel, gear shiftknob