Nissan just released pricing info for the Premium model (but don’t let the name fool you, it’s the base model.) It’s priced at 111,585, including destination, which is $8,220 more than the 2016 model.
It’s pricier because the titanium exhaust system now comes standard. The extra dollars signs also mean better aerodynamics, chassis tweaks and a pretty significantly updated interior. So while the sportster doesn’t get a complete makeover, it does get serious updates that keep it at the peak of its game since arriving back in 2007.
Nissan boasts that the car is sportier with a quiet interior and killer drive power. The GT-R gets a new, enlarged “V-motion” grille with a matte chrome finish and an upgraded front spoiler and bumpers.
The real excitement comes from under the hood. A 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine pops at 565-horsepower with 467 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers top the last model by 20 horses and 4 lb-ft of torque. The engine gets tapped with 6-speed dual clutch transmission with steering wheel mounted shift paddles.
Other upgrades include the redesigned interior which needed updating big-time. It gets a new dash with a wraparound instrument panel in Nappa leather. There are also way fewer buttons – it drops from 27 to 11 – thanks to a new, larger touchscreen panel.
If you really want to stay on top of the latest and greatest check out the new Blaze Metallic color pallette. It uses orange paint on the exterior and a new Rakuda Tan on the interior.
Oh, and after all this, the price still makes you nervous, consider this. It’s still slightly cheaper than the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S.